#futuretogether – an immersive art exhibition
(SNEAK PREVIEW FROM 15 DEC 2019)
Come experience the interactive art where you can trigger aural and colours in the hundreds of spheres floating on Dragonfly Lake, and spur the blooming and scattering of flowers over the lattice structure at Bayfront Plaza - all through the simple means of touch. Following the reflections drawn from our storied past, "Message Pillar" will showcase the hopes and aspirations for Singapore’s future shared throughout the bicentennial year.
(OPENING ON 16 JAN 2020)
Animals with flowers growing on their bodies come and go. The flowers grow from the bodies of the animals, bloom, and in time there petals scatter, they wither and die. The cycle of life and death continues for eternity. When people touch the animals, the flower petals scatter. If people touch the animals too much, all of the flowers will scatter, and the animals will die and fade away. Animals inhabiting Singapore and the surrounding area bloom with flowers including local orchid flowers.
Make tea and flowers bloom inside the teacup. Move the teacup or pick it up and all of the flower petals scatter and spread outside of the cup. Flowers bloom infinitely as long as there is tea. The tea in the container becomes an infinite world in which the flowers continue to bloom. Drink in the infinitely expanding world.
The artwork appears for the first time when there is tea in the cup; when the tea is gone, the artwork disappears with it. Tea is a transformative liquid and the amount of tea in the cup will change the size of the tea’s surface. Accordingly, it will also change the size of the flower. If tea is spilled from the cup, flowers will also bloom in the spilt liquid. Throughout a year, each month’s seasonal flowers will bloom. The work is rendered in real time by a computer program; it is not a prerecorded video. The artwork is influenced by the viewers, as their behavior causes continual change and transformation. This moment of the artwork can never be seen again and a previous state will never be repeated.
The Spatial Calligraphy rotates in the artwork space, every aspect rotating in the same direction, but depending on perception, it can appear to be rotating clockwise or counterclockwise. Spatial Calligraphy offers a contemporary interpretation of traditional Japanese sho (calligraphy) in an abstract space. The artwork reconstructs Japanese sho in three dimensional space and expresses the depth, speed and power of the brush stroke.
In the flow of time of reality flowers are born, bloom, then in the course of time they wither and die. The flowers are eternally repeating the process of life and death. The world of the artwork becomes brighter with the sunrise where it is located, and becomes darker as the sun sets. The flowers that bloom change throughout the period of one year. The artwork is not a pre-recorded image that is played back; it is created by a computer program that continuously renders the artwork in real time. As a whole, it is continuously changing, and previous visual states are never replicated. The picture at this moment can never be seen again.