An interactive sound map art
An interactive sound map art installation by Charlotte Parallel (New Zealand) collaborative telematic performance by Charlotte Parallel & Jon He (Singapore)
Opening Reception: Friday 24th March 2017, 7 – 9pm
Telematic Performance: Friday 24th March 2017, 8pm
Exhibition Dates: Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th March 2017, 12 – 6pm
Address: INSTINC, 12 Eu Tong Sen Street #04-163, [email protected], Singapore 059819
(*Directions to INSTINC: Please locate the lobby of soho2, use the intercom and press 04163 and then the bell button. Once in the lift, press 4 to go to level 4. If there is any problem, please call us directly at 6227 9487. We will be happy to bring you up personally.)
Singapore – INSTINC is pleased to present “When do the trees sleep?”, a two-part culmination of Charlotte Parallel’s artist residency in Singapore. The first part is an interactive sound map art installation by Charlotte Parallel, which will be exhibited at INSTINC gallery from 24 – 26 March, and the second part comprises a collaborative telematic performance by Charlotte Parallel and Jon He from Singapore, which will be presented during the opening night 24 March at 8pm.
Walking through the streets of Singapore at night, the trees offer a kind of refuge between the concrete and cars. The trees are lit from every angle, as are the buildings, bridges, underpasses, and almost all public spaces. Powered light makes space feel safe, exposing the cracks and corners and all that pass through. While light makes something visible it is dependent on a concealed electrical network that passes underground to transmit and distribute electricity.
Charlotte Parallel uses a DIY light-to-sound transducer (a solar panel plugged into an amplifier) to audify the electrical processes of powered light. Telematically, Jon He will be performing in INSTINC gallery using a g.qin (a customized hand controller), to sample and perform concrete sounds from the gallery space.
He and Parallel will be sonically navigating their respective sites over Skype, allowing a conversation from one place to another. Their ‘jam’ will be projected in the gallery where audience participation is invited by activating the sound map within the gallery.
The audio from the performance will also be streamed as part of: To Be Continued – a 24hr sound relay for world TB day. http://www.stazioneditopolo.it