Free Jazz IV. Geomancers Screening Programme: And a Great Sign Appeared, Robert Zhao Renhui (Singapore)

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Title

Free Jazz IV. Geomancers Screening Programme: And a Great Sign Appeared, Robert Zhao Renhui (Singapore)

Description

Blk 38 Malan Road, The Single Screen
2021, HD video, sound, colour, 4 min 52 sec

In ancient times, the observation of birds in flight was used in divinatory practices to decipher the present and foretell the future. And A Great Sign Appeared captures the sudden arrival of thousands of Asian openbill storks in Singapore from northern parts of Southeast Asia on 22 December 2019. The artist followed the birds’ week-long futile and ultimately unsuccessful search for a suitable roosting site in the densely populated city-state. As we become increasingly aware that environmental changes and a drastic reduction of resources in their native lands are altering the behavioural patterns and migration routes of many species, the work invites us to ponder on the possible meanings of this unexpected occurrence and on the uncertain future that awaits the planet.

Date

14 - 23 January 2022

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Coverage

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Short Description

And A Great Sign Appeared captures the sudden arrival of thousands of Asian openbill storks in Singapore from northern parts of Southeast Asia on 22 December 2019.

Programme Type

Audience

General

Location

Onsite (CCA)

Collaboration

No

Commissioned Work

No

Education

No

Theme

Collection

Citation

“Free Jazz IV. Geomancers Screening Programme: And a Great Sign Appeared, Robert Zhao Renhui (Singapore),” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed November 29, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/4200.

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