5 July Opening: 7pm - 10pm
6 - 8 Jul: Noon - 5pm
9 July Closing day: Noon - 6pm
Admission with O.P.E.N. Pass
Limited single entry tickets available at the door
“The birds are silent in the woods.
Just wait: Soon enough
You will be quiet too.”
– Robert Hass
Spectres is an artistic response to the Anthropocene epoch, a geological time when human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment.
Evoking dystopian narratives of a future in which the wildlife of Singapore has all but vanished, Spectres takes the form of an immersive audio-visual installation. Its environment is haunted by the remnants of sounds that once inhabited this island.
Derived from artist, composer and sound designer Zai Tang’s archive of field recordings in local natural habitats, Spectres brings these deceased sonorities back to life, re-animating them using digital imaging and sound visualisation techniques.
Yet, these ethereal images and sounds no longer resemble the creatures from which they originated. They have metamorphosed into a myriad phantasmagoric forms and disfigured expressions, embodying a deep, full vision of a desolate horizon.
An unforgettable, immersive aural experience from the artist who brought you “Respect”, featuring recordings from Bukit Brown cemetery.
Commissioned by Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA).
72-13 is located at 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 239007
Zai Tang is an artist, composer and sound designer based in Singapore. With roots in electronic music, turntablism, multimedia installation and composition for moving image, his work currently navigates the terrain between sound, space and the body. Zai obtained his BA in Creative Music Technology from Bath Spa University and received a Post-Graduate Professional Development Award by AHRC to study MA Digital Arts at Camberwell College of Arts. Since 2006 he has been presenting solo and collaborative work locally and internationally, including most recently Esplanade’s da:ns Festival with Amrita Performing Arts (2016), Singapur Unheimlich (2015) at the IFA Gallery Berlin/Stuttgart, as well as the 52nd/ 56th Venice Biennale (2007/ 2015) in collaboration with Tang Da Wu and Charles Lim respectively.