Chia Wei Hou
Liminal space is an in-between space, a space that is at the verge of something. It is a transition between 2 states of being, a site which we pass through; a fluid space, a ‘slippery’ place.
I have often found myself looking down at the ground— where the sunlight shines through the window, casting shadows of interesting patterns and shapes on the floor— lost in thought; I realised that I was staring at the coexistence of both light and shadow in a single space. How odd, I thought, that I am lost in this space.
There was this student who told me that she was looking for a ‘liminal space’—a place where reality and dreams were mixed, where imagination came alive and possibilities bid actualities. It is a space that lay in between two opposite ends — a no man’s land that we wander into and wonder…
Chia Wei Hou studied Fine Art in Goldsmiths College, University of London, and had his Masters Degree in Art & Art Education in Teachers College, Columbia University, NY. Believing in the power of art to transform one’s life, he aspires towards passing on to students what art making and appreciation can provide—hope, meaning and purpose. He has taught art in Jurong Junior College, National Junior College and is currently a Senior Teacher in Raffles Institution (year 5-6). He loves drawings and painting; working also with photography and installations–all revolving around themes of systems and structures of knowledge and memories.