Exploring meaning of sounds, noises and it's perception in Singapore culture, Bani Haykal set up mixed-media installation "Inside the subject" with first performance held at the opening on the eve of 7th Feb at ICA Gallery 2 @ Singapore Lasalle College of Arts.
Abstract "Inside the Subject" is basically part of larger Haykal's exploration project work as associate artist at Substation. Artist researches and combine objects, that are representing Singapore culture. Installation consists of prose, music, objects, that produce distinctive for Singapore sounds and noises, such as sound produced, when stick is driven through the metallic bars of bed basement. Three artists are performing together to make cacophony, that is presenting meditation of the person, who is considering first murder in his life. Artist offers to think about new fiction concept, that will be implemented in future society, when murderers will be allowed to return to normal life without any punishment, but would be obligated to wear orange jacket for whole life and any other person will have right to kill such a member without any further offense. The work is basically considering public norms and influence of the society on person's thoughts and ideas about death, empathy and apathy towards life.
Curators tour will be held on the 13th of Feb, from 3 to 4 pm with Bani Haykal and artists anGie Seah and Mohamad Riduan sharing their thoughts and experience.
Installation will be up for viewing at ICA Gallery 2, Singapore Lasalle College of Arts 1 McNally Street until 24th of February. Come and get to listen to Singapore.
Read about Bani Haykal works exhibition within "The Art Incubator" residence program, visit exhibition itself until 3rd of March @Brother Joseph McNally Gallery @ ICA, Lasalle College of Arts
Read about other past exhibition at Lasalle College of Arts - Art of Science: "Coded Transformations" and 1st Prize, "Dissapearing Moon" by Emma Critchley and Genevieve Chua