Sound artist Zai Tang created the exhibition Spectres as an artistic audiovisual response to the Anthropocene epoch, a geological time when human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment.
Using an archive of field recordings in local natural habitats, Spectres revives the dead through the power of sound and digital imaging and sound visualisation techniques that warp and mutate the real into a nightmarish, desolate vision, while evoking dystopian narratives of a future in which the wildlife of Singapore has all but vanished.
In the evenings, Spectres will be taken over by three Singapore-based musicians to play with Zai Tang himself, transforming the exhibition into Spectres LIVE – a two hour session of improvised, experimental music continuing Zai Tang’s exploration on the theme of disappearance.
The musicians that will be performing include both veterans and newbies of the Singapore indie experimental scene as they create raw and passionate music together. The lineup includes Bani Haykal, Cheryl Ong, Dennis Tan, Dharma, Fuzz Lee, Natalie Alexandra, Shark Fung, Wu Jun Han and Yuen Chee Wai
Spectres LIVE promises a performance that is sure to wake the dead, and enrich attendees with new meaning on the subject of disappearance and extinction.
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Spectres will be exhibited at 72-13 from 5th to 9th July, while Spectres LIVE takes place at the same space each evening at 8pm from 6th to 8th July, Limited tickets available on the door, or register beforehand with an O.P.E.N. Pass.