Marina Bay Sands supports iLight at ArtScience Museum
3 - 26 March 2017
As part of i Light Marina Bay 2017, Singaporean audiovisual collective Syndicate will take over ArtScience Museum’s iconic façade from 3 to 26 March, bringing it to life with their spectacular new projection-mapping artwork, Secret Galaxies.
Part of ArtScience Museum’s Art and Science of Space season, this new site-specific commission transforms the exterior of the museum into a dynamic representation of the stars and planets above us. In creating Secret Galaxies, Syndicate took inspiration from ancient Greek and Roman mythology. In classical antiquity, the sacred Seven Luminaries are the seven most visible objects visible in the sky: the Moon, Mercury, Venus, the Sun, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.
The artwork uses imagery of the seven classical celestial spheres, and the corresponding qualities that these are perceived to embody. The classical planetary system is contrasted by a set of data visualizations from contemporary astronomy. The striking visuals and impactful soundtrack gradually blur the lines between science, art, and mythology. The artwork reminds us that how we perceive the stars is influenced by a multilayered set of cultural references and scientific theories.
Catch Syndicate Live at ArtScience Late
16 March, 8pm
Syndicate will perform live on 16 March, 8pm at ArtScience Museum’s monthly ArtScience Late programme. The audiovisual collective will perform experimental music and visuals, which build on the themes explored in their new i Light commission, Secret Galaxies. Syndicate's work breaks down the boundaries that separate science, faith, art, and magic. Expect a spell-binding evening of cosmology, astrological myths, galactic sounds and interstellar visuals.
About the Artist
Syndicate is Singapore’s foremost forward-thinking audiovisual collective. With an ethos focused on experimentation and self-expression, Syndicate artists have presented a versatile range of works – from live electronic music showcases to architectural projection mapping, art installations and photography. Since its inception in 2010, the collective has represented Singapore in the US and Europe playing capacity crowds in intimate clubs and international music festivals.
Museum Opens till Late. Enjoy 1-for-1 Offer!
16 to 18 March
Between 7 and 10pm
Enjoy 1-for-1 admission to all exhibitions, a creative Light & Colour workshop at Future World and special food and beverage offerings from FabCafe, complete with cool live DJ music.
Come and experience a different side of the museum after regular hours!