anGie seah Empathic Voices, 2021 Commissioned by NTU CCA Singapore

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Title

anGie seah Empathic Voices, 2021 Commissioned by NTU CCA Singapore

Description

Free Jazz III. Sound. Walks.

Singapore’s Dragon Kiln is one of the few remaining brick-built kilns in Asia. When there is no firing, it is left empty and unused. seah’s aim is to investigate the materiality of clay by re-purposing the dragon kiln as a sound recording space, revisiting the historical site and exploring its acoustics by activating the space with vocal experimentation. With the human voice as its main focus, this project embeds vocal emotional expressions of the prosodic features of speech, as well as vocalisations with no linguistic content – hums, sobs, laughter, wailing, and gibbering. With the involvement of the migrant worker community, which has been restricted the most during the pandemic, the kiln no longer feels hollow, being filled instead with a spirit of collectivism. The spectral and uncanny qualities of place are amplified through voice and sound manipulation of fired clay objects.

Date

22 January - 28 March 2021

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Coverage

Programme Item Type Metadata

Programme Type

Audience

General

Location

Online

Collaboration

No

Commissioned Work

Yes

Education

No

Collection

Citation

“anGie seah Empathic Voices, 2021 Commissioned by NTU CCA Singapore,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed August 18, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/2918.