Date: 16 June to 11 September 2022
Day/time: Tuesdays – Sundays, 10am – 1pm / 2pm – 5pm
Venue: Science Centre Singapore, Level 2 Mezzanine Space (take the lift or stairs next to the Urban Mutations exhibit)
a shapeless mass; a network of times is a creative collaboration between artist Berny Tan and the Digital Manufacturing and Design Centre (DManD) at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). The installation takes as its subject the Chinese Garden, which has been closed for redevelopment since 2019. Analysing memories of the Garden contributed by members of the public, this large-scale installation translates a shapeless mass of data into an immersive network of 128 machine-knitted lanterns, each representing an individual’s experience of this common space. The 128 memories were converted into machine knitting instructions using algorithms developed in SUTD, and then knitted on DManD’s Shima Seiki knitting machine.
This presentation is the second cycle of Art in the Commons: Data Visualising Jurong, which is part of Singapore Art Museum’s collaboration with Science Centre Singapore to embark on community-based art programmes within the Jurong district. The initiative is supported by Tote Board Singapore.
Installation webpage: https://dal.sutd.edu.sg/a-shapeless-mass-a-network-of-times
Fabrication video: https://vimeo.com/720640445
Exhibition details: https://www.singaporeartmuseum.sg/art-events/exhibitions/aitc-2022
Click here: https://aitc-bernytan.peatix.com/ to register.
When was the last time you visited the Chinese Garden?
A Date with SAM is part of the programming for Art in the Commons: Data Visualising Jurong, SAM’s collaboration with Science Centre Singapore to develop community-based participatory art programmes within the Jurong district. The initiative is supported by Tote Board Singapore.