This is the text that will be included in the poster / flyer for my installation:

This immersive audio-visual installation explores the significance of sacred sounds in the context of Singapore’s contemporary soundscape. Drawing influence from acoustic ecology and psychogeography, Zai Tang’s work highlights how listening plays a crucial role in the way we perceive the urban environment.

Tang embarked on journeys around Singapore to study the soundscape, as well as getting feedback from local people to discover the places in which sacred sounds reside today. Enroute he collected and recorded the material used in the final work.

The work invites the audience on a journey through Singapore’s collective aural experience, revealing different interpretations of what we consider to be the sacred elements of our sonic environment. A space is created for these sounds to exist in, away from the hustle and bustle of urbanism.

This is the text that will be on the wall next to the installation:

The artist welcomes you to

The Sanctum of Sacred Sounds.

Hear, you will encounter

an array of sonorous forms

said to be sacred in Singapore.

The real Sanctum exists

somewhere off these shores.

Hidden, beneath the waves,

below the threshold of

this island’s aural consciousness.

The artist remakes this Sanctum

for sacred sounds to be;

broken free, like your ears,

from urbanity.


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