Art in the Commons: Data Visualising Jurong | Synthetic Visions for a Future Past (Jurong Dreaming)
From 1 June to 10 September 2023 at Science Centre Singapore
Access to the installation is included with general admission to Science Centre Singapore
The third and last edition of Art in the Commons: Data Visualising Jurong returns with a new art installation by Singaporean artist Kapilan Naidu, which looks to document and reimagine the experiences and memories of the many people who have lived, worked, and played in the Jurong neighbourhood. Synthetic Visions for a Future Past (Jurong Dreaming) is an interactive artwork of an artificial mangrove swamp, constructed from a combination of industrial materials and digital screens.
Drawing from crowd-sourced images and stories, the artist diffuses these memories across a network of islands and taps into artificial intelligence algorithms to create an ever-growing array of visions of the neighbourhood. Audiences are encouraged to browse, sort and contribute to the collection of memories, coming together playfully to contribute to the artwork’s visual imagination of a Jurong that is simultaneously fresh yet familiar to the neighbourhood.
This presentation is part of Art in the Commons: Data Visualising Jurong, SAM’s collaboration with Science Centre Singapore that embarks on community-based participatory art programmes to uncover community interests within the Jurong district. The initiative is supported by the Tote Board. For more details, please visit bit.ly/AITCCycle3.