AMA’s The Inferno – the first exhibition in the As Far As Near series – was inspired by Italian poet Dante Alighieri’s trilogy Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, written in the 14th century. Referencing the scenes depicted in Dante’s Inferno, the exhibition venue was designed as a Dantesque dark forest that metaphorically represented AMA’s traumas, tribulations, and confrontations with alcoholism in the past. While evoking multi-sensory experiences, the series of paintings, poems and music pieces which the artist created in the past five years guided viewers through her spiritual journey. Strolling though the exhibition space in subdued lights, viewers also experienced AMA’s battles against hardships and predicaments in life as well as her realisation that ‘the light shines the brightest in the dark’.