Subterranean Singapore 2065 at ArtScience Museum Futures Imagined

As part of the ArtScience Museum’s 2219: Futures Imagined exhibition, I was invited to create an immersive installation within the show featuring my work: Subterranean Singapore 2065.  Set within a fictional underground space, the work invites viewers into the underworld to uncover the possibilities of Singapore’s underground future.

Subterranean Singapore 2065 at ArtScience Museum
Subterranean Singapore 2065 at ArtScience Museum

The 2219 exhibition takes visitors on a journey to discover possible futures of Singapore 200 years from now and my project forms one of the key pieces for Act III of the exhibition, ‘Underworld’, which explores how life may migrate underground. Other artists featured within Act III included Donna Ong (another Bartlett graduate!) and Lisa Park’s interactive installation.

Subterranean Singapore 2065 at ArtScience Museum
Subterranean Singapore 2065 at ArtScience Museum
Subterranean Singapore 2065 at ArtScience Museum

When I made the work back in 2016 at the Bartlett School of Architecture, I could never have imagined presenting it in such a format to an audience here, and I’m extremely grateful to the wonderful team at ArtScience for reaching out to collaborate.

Subterranean Singapore 2065 at ArtScience Museum
Subterranean Singapore 2065 at ArtScience Museum

Over the course of the exhibition I led various tours through the space, offering some insights into the possibilities of underground architecture, in addition to an artist’s panel session.

Subterranean Singapore 2065 at ArtScience Museum
Subterranean Singapore 2065 at ArtScience Museum
Subterranean Singapore 2065 at ArtScience Museum
Subterranean Singapore 2065 at ArtScience Museum
Subterranean Singapore 2065 at ArtScience Museum
Subterranean Singapore 2065 at ArtScience Museum
Subterranean Singapore 2065 at ArtScience Museum
Subterranean Singapore 2065 at ArtScience Museum
Subterranean Singapore 2065 at ArtScience Museum

The 7 minute film plays as the centerpiece of the exhibit, surrounded by visuals and extracts from my Thesis. It was great fun working with the ArtScience team and designing the space with huge concrete walls, extractor fans, stencils and posters from fictional subterranean organisations. A more in-depth writeup of Subterranean Singapore 2065 can be found here, with the film embedded below.


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