Singapore: A Trip to the Future
From its immersive airport art to its hyperengineered skyline, the urban state offers a sci-fi vision for the present day. As for what it’s like for visitors, the photographs of Matthew Pillsbury offer a clue, while evoking the dreamy liminal state of travel. Individuals blur into one another as they move within these optimized and extravagant unnatural natural spaces, subsumed by the experiences and environments constructed for them. The blurred masses seem less substantial, less vivid, indeed less real than the mesmerizing, climate-controlled city they move within.