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An Interview with Charles Lim and 

Shabbir Hussain Mustafa

Navigating the Museum

BY Hanae Ko

SEA STATE 3: INVERSION (detail), 2014, 3D sand print of the inverted seabed of Singapore, dimensions variable. 

Courtesy the artist and Future Perfect, Singapore.

In oceanography, the condition of a large natural body of water is called a “sea state.” According to the height, period and power of waves, the surface of the sea is categorized in ten levels, ranging from “0 (calm)” to “9 (phenomenal).” This classification system is the central motif that Charles Lim has used…

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