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Lim Wei Ling Ivan Lam: What keeps you go­ing? Wei Ling: I sup­pose what keeps me go­ing is mov­ing on – the next step. Reach­ing for some­thing be­yond what one has al­ready es­tab­lished or achieved, and reach­ing for the unattain­able, un­heard of, not thought of, or has not been done be­fore. It's the un­char­tered ter­ri­tory and mov­ing for­ward to the un­known. IL: What are you read­ing right now? WL: I am read­ing this beau­ti­ful book en­ti­tled The Ar­chi­tect’s Ap­pren­tice by Elif Shafak. It’s very in­ter­est­ing, well-writ­ten, quite poetic. IL: Name me one ac­tress that would play you in your biopic? WL: Ha ha, a biopic, huh? I sup­pose I would prob­a­bly go based on an ac­tress that I like as

I was not do­ing what I loved and what I be­lieved in un­til 12 years ago when I started the gallery. So, I think if I were to talk to my­self back then, it would prob­a­bly be some­thing along the lines of fol­low­ing your pas­sion and to be more of a risk-taker. Be­cause even when I was young, I was al­ways a lit­tle bit con­ser­va­tive about things, about the way I car­ried on with my life. IL: In this con­nected world that you live in, how dis­con­nected are you? WL: I am not dis­con­nected enough – I am over-con­nected at this point. I find that I just need to get on a plane, and once there, I can switch off be­cause the phone is lit­er­ally switched off. As a re­sult of that, my per­spec­tive on things, on life and my world, changes. My mind is at a “shut­ting down” phase, but at the same time, there’s clar­ity and it al­lows me a greater sense of how I want to move for­ward.

Ivan Lam

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