The Observatory makes music with clay for Singapore Art Week 2021

The Observatory makes music with clay for Singapore Art Week 2021

The worlds of music and art have collided.

As part of this year's Singapore Art Week (SAW), The Observatory is diving into the world of ceramics, joining the Singapore Ceramics Now programme. Taking on a challenge from the exhibition's co-curator Jason Lim, the experimental rock band created their own clay pieces that can be used to produce varied soundscapes. 

Photo credits: Bernard Teo, Istoria Co-op

Through the project, the band explored and experimented with different types of clay and techniques. After a journey of trials and errors, The Observatory marks their entry to the world of ceramics with Empty Vessels. The piece will be open for public viewing from 30 to 31 January, 10 AM to 7:30 PM daily at Gillman Barracks, Blk 7 #01-13.

To celebrate the piece and exhibition, the band will be performing an improvised live performance using their piece over the weekend. To register for the event, you can visit Singapore Ceramics Now's official website

Singapore Ceramics Now is one of the largest displays of ceramics art in local art history since the 90s. The exhibition focuses on locally made contemporary art pieces and will feature a long lineup of Singapore-based artists. The entire exhibition is open until 13 February 2021. 

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