For ‘Singled Out’, 50 local designers and artists transformed vinyl records into pieces of artwork. The artists were invited to revisit their own personal soundtrack and to pick out a song that has made a positive impact in their lives.
The selected piece may range from a track that has inspired their personal or career triumphs, to a song that may have comforted them through tough times.
The artists were challenged to turn the vinyl records and sleeves provided into pieces of artwork. They were free to imagine the many possibilities, from painting the vinyls to creating a sculpture made entirely out of the records.
Presented by tcc – The Connoisseur Concerto, the exhibition is conceptualised by creative agency fFurious, and developed in collaboration with events organisation art-management.com and Thunder Rock School.
The project also serves to reunite the forgotten ties between music and design. The music of today tends to ignore the visual aesthetic, and through ‘Singled Out’ the designers and artists hope to promote the visual aspect of music, giving the vinyl record a new lease of life.
The artworks are on display within the relaxing and cosy atmosphere of tcc’s two-storey boutique caffè for patrons to visit and bid on the artworks for charity if they so please. An online auction will be conducted on singledout.ffurious.com (website will launch on October 16) with each unique piece put on a starting bid of SGD 200.
All proceeds from the artworks will go to funding the musical journey of financially disadvantaged youths. All proceeds will be managed by Thunder Rock School, who will be setting up a music education outreach program specifically catered to financially disadvantaged children.
Presented by tcc – The Connoisseur Concerto, tcc’s Business Development Vice President Abbey Chang mentioned that tcc – The Connoisseur Concerto ‘The Gallery’ is proud to play host to the heartfelt initiative by artists who extend their inspiration for the arts, through supporting the music education of disadvantaged youths. The initiative also depicts the artists’ commitment and passion in helping their community.
So come on down to tcc ‘The Gallery’ on 51 Circular Road from 17th October 2014 to 6th January 2015, and get ready to be awed by the vinyl record art.
Exhibition: Singled Out
Dates: 17 October 2014 – 6 January 2015
Venue: tcc – The Connoisseur Concerto “The Gallery”, 51 Circular Road
Hours: Sun – Thu + PH 11am – 12am; Fri, Sat and Eve of PH 11am – 2am
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