Material : Power coated steel frame, Tillandsia usneoides (Spanish Moss)
Location : Jurong East Central (Open Field beside Jurong Regional Library)
Duration : Temporary
Collection : Public Art Trust
Dimensions : 5m x 4.2m x 3.5m
Jurong is not only a place of factories. In fact, the area has a rather extensive list of gardens and parks - Chinese Garden, Japanese Garden, Jurong Eco Garden, Pandan Gardens Leisure Park, Jurong Central Park, Jurong Hill, Taman Jurong Greens, Jurong Lake and so on. For this project, the multi-media sound collective Syndicate presents a series of music showcases, set against an extravagant stage of hanging gardens. The music sets were played by artists who grew up in Jurong, inspired by their childhood memories of the sights and sounds of the parks and gardens they used to hang out at. The music consisted of downtempo styled electronica tracks that feature sounds of industrial machines, the gardens, the lake mixed with retro pop songs etc. (Malay, Chinese, English and Tamil) to reflect Jurong’s multi-faceted landscape.
About the Artist
Hanging (Out) Garden was commissioned as part of the Larger than Life: The Unspoken Histories of Jurong Neighbourhood public art showcase by the Public Art Trust in patnership with the National Arts Council's Arts In Your Neighbourhood programme. The artwork was displayed from 9 November 2017 - 28 January 2018.
Syndicate is Singapore’s foremost forward-thinking audio-visual collective and independent record label. 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.