From 23 October 2015 to 20 December 2015, the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore will be presenting the work of artist, Tomás Saraceno. Called Tomás Saraceno: Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Sessions, the exhibition brings Saraceno’s long-term research on spider webs into the realm of sound. The show is a process-driven laboratory for experimentation that pushes the boundaries of interspecies communication. By using the structural properties of spider’s silk, Saraceno amplifies the spider’s sophisticated mode of communication through vibrations – not perceivable to human ears – into acoustic rhythms.
Various musicians and sonic artists based in Singapore including Bani Haykal, Brian O’Reilly, and Joyce Beetuan Koh have been invited to respond to the spiders’ vibrational communication in three live performances (jam sessions) throughout the duration of the exhibition, creating a collective and immersive interspecies musical composition.
The artist will also be participating in a panel discussion at the CCA on 24 October at 4pm. The first jam session takes place at 7pm on the same day. Jam session #2 will be held on 7 Nov 2015, at 4pm and Jam session #3 on 2 Dec 2015, at 7.30 pm. The CCA is located at Block 43 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 109443. Admission is free and opening hours are Tuesdays to Sundays: 12pm – 7pm, Fridays: 12pm – 9pm. For more information, call +65 6460 0300.