Journey through a virtual human stomach to follow the trail of microplastics or hold the gaze of the person on-screen to take a stand against deforestation – MeshMinds 2.0: ArtxTechforGood invites visitors to engage with current environmental and societal challenges through the blending of art and technology. Featuring an exciting line-up of more than 20 multi-sensory art experiences focused on enabling action towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, MeshMinds 2.0: ArtxTechforGood returns to the ArtScience Museum from 7 to 17 March 2019, as part of the museum’s programme, ArtScience in Focus.
Organised by The MeshMinds Foundation, the second iteration of this interactive and technologically-rich exhibition will showcase the works of Singapore artists who have participated in the Foundation’s artist incubation programme, Please Insert Human, working in conjunction with the Foundation’s media studio arm, MeshMinds.
Ms Kay Poh Gek Vasey, founder of The MeshMinds Foundation, said:
“With the support of leading technology partners and ArtScience Museum, our talented artists have had the opportunity to harness emerging technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), 3D modelling and printing, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT). The experience not only enhances their art-making, but also creates impactful and immersive artworks that invite people to interact with, and hopefully be inspired and empowered to engage in the global sustainability conversation and to effect positive change.”
This year, MeshMinds 2.0: ArtxTechforGood artists will shine the spotlight on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Singapore’s declaration of 2019 as the Year Towards Zero Waste, and burgeoning global campaigns such as #beatplasticpollution in their works.
Utilising AR, animators Jason Loo and Cherlyn Mark, address the devastating consequences of marine pollution with interactive mobile game OceanScrub; while botanical artist Lucinda Law charts her inaugural expeditionary artist-in-residence experience on sustainability-focused island resort Batu-Batu through Experiencing Beauty.
Water Bodies, a VR showcase by leading visual artist, MightyellOw offers a journey through the human stomach to educate people on microplastics that are unknowingly consumed in our daily lives.
In From Wheelchairs to Motorbikes and (In)visible Sound, The MeshMinds Foundation has partnered with Our Better World, Singapore International Foundation’s digital storytelling platform, to create an immersive, intimate and impactful VR experience, bringing audiences into the worlds of those living with visible and invisible disabilities.
MeshMinds 2.0: ArtxTechforGood will take place from 7 to 17 March 2019 at ArtScience Museum from 10am to 7pm (last admission at 6pm), with the exhibition to be launched at 7pm on 7 March 2019. For more information, please visit http://www.meshminds.com.