For this year's Singapore Night Festival 2019, SAM is featuring the Detour Pavilion, an installation that weaves together references from lesser-known stories and images of the Bras Basah-Bugis area.
Slip into this uncanny portal constructed with hand-painted panels designed in collaboration with traditional sign-painters, and featuring natural, cultural and historical motifs. Take a detour through its passageway, to experience abstracted visualisations of the Bras Basah precinct generated by an artificial neural network from descriptions about its neighbourhood, its past lives and present.
Singapore Night Festival 2019: Detour Pavilion
A Singapore Art Museum Commission
by Weixin Quek Chong, Luca Lum, Kin Chui, and Johann Yamin
(Produced in collaboration with Currency Design and Nature Advertising Design)
ADVISORY: The video installation contains flashing lights which may not be suitable for photosensitive epilepsy.