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Square

Artist: Karolina Bregula
installation, video | 9-channel video and mixed media installation, Duration 1:12:00 mins | 2018

Square takes the viewer to a peaceful Taiwanese town where the lives of the townspeople have become disrupted by a mysterious object hidden amongst the bushes in the communal square. At first the object just hums, but later, it emits a mesmerising sound. Though ambiguous, the impression given is that the object is a sculpture imbued with an attractive voice, one that eventually sings, ā€œIā€™d like to ask you a question.ā€ The townspeople become unsettled by this question, and complaints and anger replace the once-joyous encounter. The viewers are left with questions: what is really hidden behind the bushes and does the community have a secret to hide?

Exhibitions

Singapore Biennale 2019 - Every Step In The Right Direction | 2019.11.22 - 2020.03.22 | Asian Civilisations Museum(Singapore, Singapore) | Esplanade ā€“ Theatres on the Bay(Singapore) | Far East Plaza(Singapore, Singapore) | Gillman Barracks(Singapore, Singapore) | LASALLE College of the Arts(Singapore, Singapore) | National Gallery Singapore(Singapore, Singapore) | National Library of Singapore(Singapore, Singapore) | National Museum of Singapore(Singapore, Singapore) | Singapore Art Museum (SAM)(Singapore, Singapore) | SMU de Suantio Gallery(Singapore) | W!LD RICE @ Funan

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