Family Intimacies is a visual documentation of Edwin Low's family which is spread out across the globe. While the project serves as a tribute to the Low, (or "Lau") family, Anderson & Low have also used this to consider the themes of memory, place, and identity. Using photography as the main medium of discourse, this exhibition introduces not just ritualistic and site-specific content - portraits of family members in respective homes, places in China, ethnographic images of a funeral procession - but also displays the process of 'unpacking' the family as a concept - its stories, memories, archival photos - and how this shapes history.
Family Intimacies also mirrors our understanding of how we begin to view our own family trees. In mapping out the Low family tree, this exhibition features the personal and the conceptual facets of what make up the idea of 'family', both in the present and in the remembering.
Family Intimacies was premiered at the National University of Singapore Museum, Singapore, from January to April 2012. A catalogue of the exhibition was produced by the museum.