Angles of Incidence was the result of the third Artist-in-Residence Exchange (AiRx) programme featuring Singaporean architect Randy Chan and British artist Philippa Lawrence, organised by British Council and the Singapore International Foundation.
Following residencies and interactions in communities in each other's cities – Singapore and London – Chan and Lawrence created a site-specific collaborative installation at Singapore Botanic Gardens, in response to the universal themes of heritage, memory and sustainability. The average monthly visitors to the Botanical Gardens was 300,000.
The installation, curated by Tolla Sloane of Give Art Space, comprised of reflective multi-faceted steel pods placed beneath the canopy of the Kapok tree. Visitors experienced the oscillation between object and site as the reflective pods blur boundaries with the landscape.
Following on from the Singapore edition, the installation then launched in London at the Inner temple Garden on 4 June 2014.