Gods Amongst Men, Singapore, 2018
The Spirit Medium has long been part of traditional Chinese Taoist rituals and practices.
Such rituals are typically conducted of to ask for protection and blessings. Deities are believed to select
special individuals, using them as mediums for divine expression. As believed in the Taoist religion, there are various
deities who specialised and are in charge of different elements.
In this series, I visited an atypical temple located in a HDB flat. The series captures the experiences of
Spirit Medium Nick, and the main deity for this temple, the Monkey God. Many Singaporeans are familiar with
the story ‘Journey to the West’ and its main character, the Monkey God,
and this is the same deity that delivers divine messages through the medium.