Exhibited in Southeast Asia for the first time, one of the most influential artists of today—Hito Steyerl, whose prolific practice is known to occupy a highly discursive position between the fields of art, philosophy and politics—presents the landmark video installation Factory of the Sun. At the centre of the installation, the titular film dissolves the distinctions between truth and fiction through a montage of YouTube dance videos, drone surveillance footage, video games, fictitious news segments, and actual documentation of student uprisings. First presented at the German Pavilion for the 2015 Venice Biennale, the immersive installation connects the physical space of the gallery to the virtual world of Steyerl’s film, inviting the viewer to question the role of contemporary media in constructing our reality.
Venue: Singapore Art Museum at Tanjong Pagar Distripark, 01-02 Tanjong Pagar Distripark, 39 Keppel Road
When: 18 May - 24 Sep 2023, 10am - 7pm
By: Singapore Art Museum (SAM)