Residencies: OPEN as a format invites audiences to engage in the artistic studio research of NTU CCA Singapore’s Artists and Curators-in-Residence. In a meditation about sand, this installation explores the notion of land reclamation and the desire to make the finite, infinite. As a former professional sailor, Charles Lim explores issues of the biophysical in unravelling Singapore’s complex relationship with the sea. During his residency, the artist researched the notion of imaginative territoriality, the tropic climate and the lives of those through which our perceptions of the sea may be inverted. Charles Lim will present the culmination of his SEA STATE series for the Singapore Pavilion at the 56ᵗʰ Venice Biennale (9 May – 22 November 2015).