Since ancient times the divinatory art of geomancy , literally “foresight by earth”, has been employed to decode signs of distress in the world. Today, how do we relate to the state of the planet, and situate ourselves within the complex entanglements of progress and exploitation that continue depleting human and natural resources? The acceleration of environmental crises and ecosystem degradation are at the forefront of critical art practices. Many artists explore modes of ‘environmental tuning’ to question anthropocentric ways of inhabiting the planet.
With works ranging from virtual reality to film, performance, and sound, Free Jazz IV. Geomancers presents significant artistic practices from across the globe. The artists share an understanding of the world as a vulnerable yet resilient mesh of coexistences, correlations, and cocreations. Straddling ecopoetics and ecocriticism, these contemporary geomancers speak about ecological interconnectedness and invite us to think critically about our relationship with our planet.
List of Artists: Martha Atienza (PH), Ursula Biemann (CH), Carolina Caycedo & David de Rozas (UK & ESP/US), Chu Hao Pei (SG), Liu Chuang (CN), Zarina Muhammad & Zachary Chan (SG), Pedro Neves Marques (PT), Katie Paterson (SC), Rice Brewing Sisters Club (KOR), Daniel Steegmann Mangrané (ESP/BR), Jana Winderen (NO), Robert Zhao Renhui (SG)
Free Jazz IV. Geomancers is kindly supported by Nicoletta Fiorucci Russo De Li Galli and IHME
Image Courtesy the Rice Brewing Sisters Club.
Listening through the Dead Zones by Jana Winderen
14 - 23 Jan 2022
Monday to Thursday: 8.00am to 9.00pm (last entry 8.00pm)
Fridays to Sundays: 8.00am to 10.00pm (last entry 9.00pm)
Listening through the Dead Zones
2021, sound installation, 20 min, on loop.
Green Roof, Marina Barrage, 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018951
The sound installation is located on the Green Roof at Marina Barrage, above theSustainable Singapore Gallery, accessible either via the walking ramp or the elevator.Once on the rooftop, visitors will find the work in the proximity of the glass house, on the southern edge of the rooftop. Visitors are encouraged to take the time to pause and experience Listening to the Dead Zones while facing the open sea.
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