Dear OSS, I am here again to share my latest ideas on the first installation that I am going to embark. I am excited as much as nervous to tell you the truth. There are so many great ideas out there but unfortunately, I have to restrict myself to think even harder as I have to consider these few things. Firstly, budget. This will be a self funded project but I remember Prof. LPD mention something about ‘a little bit of money for the class’. Budget will determine if I want to go big or I need to buy any specific materials to make the idea a reality. Secondly, availability. I am not sure how available are certain materials is, for example, a big block of steel. Or any materials for that matter, if I can’t get the right materials or equipments, then my idea is a far fetch one.
But anyway, as I have mentioned on previous posts, I have decided to go on the theme of construction this semester. So my ideas have more or less the theme of construction. For my first inspiration, here is a sound installation by the one and only Zul Mahmood, a local Singaporean. I believed he teaches Sound Art in ADM before back then. Here’s one of the works he showed in the Singapore Art Museum. The composition is based on the National Anthem, Majulah Singapore.
Here’s more photographs of the installation. I managed to see it the other day when I went there. It was quite amazing actually!
So how is this going to be included in my idea? Stay tune to the next post to find out!
Zul is doing very interesting work, glad you are getting inspired. I invited him to be a guest lecturer a couple of years back, in Sound Art. If you think it would be a good idea, we could do that again this semester ( in sound art, everyone is welcome).. let me know.
Please invite him just to give a talk at the library! It doesn’t have to be with a class just so everyone can attend. Please!
OK I’ve asked him!