What does it mean to listen to nature in a time of ecological crisis?
Artist Zai Tang poses this question in Escape Velocity V, an immersive sound installation that evokes places in Singapore where wildlife is threatened by hyper-development.
21 January - 14 March 2021 | Daily, 10 am – 7 pm | City Hall Wing, Level B1, The Ngee Ann Kongsi Concourse Gallery, National Gallery Singapore | Free for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents, No pre-registration required
Building on his field recordings of birdsong and animal sounds, Tang has produced a soundscape of creaturely voices set to an accelerated tempo that mimics the harried pace of the city.
Here, in the artificial night of the gallery, you are invited to adjust your senses to dwell in sound and darkness and imagine how our relationship with nature can change.
Escape Velocity V is a 16-minute presentation intended to be experienced in its entirety.
The presentation begins every 20 minutes from 10 am, with the last presentation at 6.40 pm.
Please be advised that there will loud sounds, moving lights, and prolonged darkness in an enclosed space.
Please refrain from using your mobile phone during the experience.