Into The Wild at ArtScience MuseumInto The Wild at ArtScience Museum

INTO THE WILD

Into The Wild, the virtual adventure has officially sunset on 30 June 2019 and it has been an incredible success since its launch in 2017, educating ArtScience Museum’s visitors on the importance of our forests and created awareness on the causes of deforestation. Working with like-minded technology partners, Google and Lenovo, as well as knowledge and conservation partner, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), we have made a significant real-world impact on rainforest restoration. Our visitors have planted over 10,000 trees in Rimbang Baling, Sumatra, and made a difference to the flora and fauna of the ecosystem.

Visitors can still learn about the richness and fragility of our region’s natural heritage through the immersive, cinematic film by Singapore’s leading filmmakers, Brian Gothong Tan. This short film will continue to be screened on level 4 of ArtScience Museum.

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN A CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE

Directed by one of Singapore’s leading filmmakers, Brian Gothong Tan, immerse yourself in a thought-provoking film that depicts the fragile habitat of these five endangered animals in Southeast Asia - pangolins, tapirs, mousedeers, orangutans and tigers. 

Inspired by the work of explorer and naturalist, Alfred Russel Wallace, and Mexican mural painter, Diego Rivera, Tan's film eloquently and fluently animates the animals’ journey from creation, to destruction and rebirth. In addition to the epic projection, the installation is accompanied by six monitors, each with real-world data about the forests of Southeast Asia, and the animals that live in them.


Brian Gothong Tan

About Filmmaker, Brian Gothong Tan

Hailed as one of Singapore’s most gifted contemporary artists, Brian Gothong Tan is known for his award-winning films, and his visually stunning spectacles at events like Singapore's National Day Parade. His films and installations have been shown in numerous festivals around the world, including at Cannes Film Festival, Venice Architectural Biennale, Singapore Biennale, and Shanghai World Expo. His dynamic use of multimedia has earned him Life! Theatre Awards in 2005, 2008, 2012 and 2016. He was conferred the Young Artist Award in 2012, and more recently, the Singapore Youth Award in 2015.