DEPRECIATION OF THE WORLD
by NIK, MARTIN and HENGTONG
Consist of wildlife in Singapore. Research is based upon Endangered animals and Types of trees. Majority of animal wildlife consists of marine / entomological organisms while Land animals are constricted to a few.
Notable animals = Green Emperor Pigeons/ Banded Leaf Monkeys/ Mouse deer/ Sunda Pangolin/ Leopard Cats. More research to follow.
Notable trees = Rain Tree/ Trumpet Tree/ Palm Tree
Human Architecture = HDB / Incinerator / Keppel Bay
CONTEXT FOR INSTALLATION
To have the installation placed in the context of a park will warrant a stronger message.
Places considered = Chinese Garden / Gardens by the Bay
Chinese Garden does not exactly portray the whole concept of sustainability, rather more spiritual and orientality. Therefore, defeats the installation.
Saw a coherence with our theme as the Gardens by the Bay puts effort into inculcating sustainability. Chosen Context.
Went to visit Gardens by the Bay for site exploration and deducing the spot to place installation.
Time Visited = 6PM – 7.30PM
Finally decided the spot to be at the site of the Supertree Grove.
Site of the Supertree Grove has a laid back atmosphere. With the space around the ground of each individual ‘Trees’ serving as a platform for rest and relaxation. The Supertree Grove is perhaps the first site that allows congregation within the Gardens.
People gathered here are of all ages. Some even setting up a picnic for their group. Many people are sitting down, others laying on their back. Also, there is a paid trip up to the bridge ontop the Supertree Grove which warrants a long queue, but the platform allows rest while waiting.
Furthermore, at around 7.30PM, there is a showcase of a light show using the branches of the Supertree Grove. There is a coherence with our installation, which plays with light and shadow.
We feel that the site is perfect for our installation as the narrative requires the users to ‘watch’ for a period of time, therefore choosing a site where people will go to rest will be ideal.