SINGAPORE – Personal stories of subway passengers around the world – from a Singaporean talking about being in an interracial relationship, to an Austrian man reflecting on old age – have been syncopated against the music of trains, station announcements and footsteps in an immersive installation at the National Museum of Singapore.

The video and audio footage, shown on large multi-channel screens at the Life Underground exhibition, comes from French artist-film-maker Herve Cohen’s ongoing interactive web documentary of the same name. Often, resonances can be found between stories on adjacent screens – a video of an elderly woman in Belgium recalling a lost love, for example, might run alongside one by a Japanese teenager talking about his crush.

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