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.