Date: 18 September to 17 October 2021
Venue: Green Heart, Marina One
SAtheCollective’s first-ever cross-national multidisciplinary exhibition, roots, will be held at the Green Heart of Marina One from 18 September 2021 to 17 October 2021. Melding together fresh works from artists practicing in both New Zealand and Singapore, the cross-border exhibition is an ode to the human connection which provides audiences with a brief respite from the ongoing pandemic. Spearheaded by 3 Music Technology graduates from LASALLE College of the Arts, roots challenges audiences to ponder concepts of nature and technology through a boundary-pushing sonic art experience.
Directly integrating the mediums of multichannel sound, mechatronics, and sculpture into the architecture and nature of the Green Heart, the exhibition’s installations form a trail in where audiences are transported into a breath-taking alternate dimension that distorts time, space, and reality.
Jon He, who now lectures at the Massey University (New Zealand) has put together a group of research-practitioners to form the collective ‘Ensemble Mechatronic’. They present the work, “Inhabitants”, where sound-producing mechanisms are integrated into the space. Lynette Quek, a graduating doctoral student from the University of York presents “Sheltered Dumplings”, a sculptural installation that features experiences of warped spaces. Vick Low, SAtheCollective’s resident artist, presents “Patched”, a quadraphonic sound installation that distorts a passer-by’s perception of space and time.
roots is supported by the National Arts Council (Singapore), M+S (A company owned by Khazanah and Temasek), Massey University, Victoria University of Wellington, and The Supper House. A launch event will be held on the morning of 18 September 2021, graced by Parliamentary Secretary Eric Chua who serves in the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY), as well as the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF); and H.E. Jo Tyndall from the New Zealand High Commission Singapore.
Ensemble Mechatronic (Jon He, Bridget Johnson, Blake Johnston, and Jim Murphy)