What does it mean to listen to nature in a time of ecological crisis? Artist Zai Tang poses this question in Escape Velocity V, an immersive sound installation that evokes places in Singapore where wildlife is threatened by hyper-development. Building on his field recordings of birdsong and animal sounds, Tang has produced a soundscape of creaturely voices set to an accelerated tempo that mimics the harried pace of the city. Here, in the artificial night of the gallery, you are invited to adjust your senses to dwell in sound and darkness, and imagine how our relationship with nature can change.
Venue: City Hall Wing, Level B1, The Ngee Ann Kongsi Concourse Gallery, National Gallery Singapore
When: 21 Jan - 14 Mar 2021, 10am - 7pm daily