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Cheo Chai Hiang

The Time Is Out Of Joint

by Ho Tzu Nyen

Mailed From UK 3, 1973, mixed media. Courtesy the artist.

Some things keep coming back, things which have unfinished business— like the ghost of the murdered king of Denmark in Shakespeare's Hamlet, who uttered these terrible words to his son

Doom'd for a certain term to walk the night...
And for the clay confin'd to fast in fires,
Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature
Are burnt and purg'd away...
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