Tomás Saraceno: Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Sessions

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Tomás Saraceno: Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Sessions

Description

NTU CCA Singapore is pleased to present the pioneering and visionary work of artist Tomás Saraceno for the first time in Southeast Asia. Situated at the intersection between art, architecture and science, Saraceno’s artistic practice is an articulation of a utopian vision for new forms of sustainable living and cohabitation.

Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Sessions at NTU CCA Singapore is a new production by Tomás Saraceno commissioned by the centre that brings his long-term research on spider webs into the realm of sound. The artist uses spider webs as musical instruments embodying the incredible structural properties of the spider’s silk, but also the spider’s sophisticated mode of communication through vibrations.

Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Sessions is a pioneering investigation by Saraceno and his studio in Berlin that involves a range of collaborators from various universities and disciplines. The exhibition space is turned into an interactive sound and visual installation, a process-driven laboratory for experimentation that pushes the boundaries of interspecies communication.

As an extension of the exhibition, a dedicated website (www.arachnidorchestra.org) will operate as a research platform and playful hypertext of musical tuning.

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Short Description

Situated at the intersection between art, architecture and science, Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Sessions is a new production by Tomás Saraceno commissioned by the centre that brings his long-term research on spider webs into the realm of sound.

Exhibition Mode

Show Type

Exhibition Space

Location

Onsite (CCA)

Exhibition Start Date

2015-10-23

Exhibition End Date

2015-12-20

Collaboration

No

Commissioned Work

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NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Tomás Saraceno, Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Sessions, 23 October – 20 December 2015, Installation view: Tomás Saraceno, Hybrid Musical instrument Cygnus A: built by a solitary spider Nephila kenianensis and two semi-social spiders Cyrtophora citricola (2014). Spidersilk, carbon fibre, and glass.
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Tomás Saraceno, Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Sessions, 23 October – 20 December 2015, Installation view: Tomás Saraceno, Hybrid semi-social solitary musical instrument NGC 613: built by a pair of Cyrtophora moluccensis, one day, one Cyrtophora cirticola, three weeks and one Agelena labirintica, six weeks (2014).
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NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Tomás Saraceno, Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Sessions, 23 October – 20 December 2015, Installation view: Tomás Saraceno, Solitary monochord HH 46/47 (2015).
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Tomás Saraceno, Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Sessions, 23 October – 20 December 2015, Installation view: Tomás Saraceno, Social, solitary, solitary musical instrument Arp 107: built by a pair of Stegodyphus dumicola, three weeks, one Steatoda grossa, six weeks and two young Tegenaria domestica, eight weeks (2014). Spidersilk, carbon fibre, and glass.
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Tomás Saraceno, Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Sessions, 23 October – 20 December 2015, Installation view: Tomás Saraceno, Hybrid Musical instrument Cygnus A: built by a solitary spider Nephila kenianensis and two semi-social spiders Cyrtophora citricola (2014). Spidersilk, carbon fibre, and glass.
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Tomás Saraceno, Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Sessions, 23 October – 20 December 2015, Installation view: Tomás Saraceno, Hybrid Musical instrument Cygnus A: built by a solitary spider Nephila kenianensis and two semi-social spiders Cyrtophora citricola (2014). Spidersilk, carbon fibre, and glass.
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Tomás Saraceno, Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Sessions, 23 October – 20 December 2015, Installation view: Tomás Saraceno, Solitary monochord HH 46/47 (2015).
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Tomás Saraceno, Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Sessions, 23 October – 20 December 2015, Installation view: Tomás Saraceno, Social, solitary, solitary musical instrument Arp 107: built by a pair of Stegodyphus dumicola, three weeks, one Steatoda grossa, six weeks and two young Tegenaria domestica, eight weeks (2014). Spidersilk, carbon fibre, and glass.
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NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Tomás Saraceno, Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Sessions, 23 October – 20 December 2015, Installation view: Tomás Saraceno, Social, solitary, solitary musical instrument Arp 107: built by a pair of Stegodyphus dumicola, three weeks, one Steatoda grossa, six weeks and two young Tegenaria domestica, eight weeks (2014). Spidersilk, carbon fibre, and glass.
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Tomás Saraceno, Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Sessions, 23 October – 20 December 2015, Installation view: Tomás Saraceno, Social, solitary, solitary musical instrument Arp 107: built by a pair of Stegodyphus dumicola, three weeks, one Steatoda grossa, six weeks and two young Tegenaria domestica, eight weeks (2014). Spidersilk, carbon fibre, and glass.
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Tomás Saraceno, Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Sessions, 23 October – 20 December 2015, Installation view: Tomás Saraceno, Social, solitary, solitary musical instrument Arp 107: built by a pair of Stegodyphus dumicola, three weeks, one Steatoda grossa, six weeks and two young Tegenaria domestica, eight weeks (2014). Spidersilk, carbon fibre, and glass.
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Tomás Saraceno, Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Sessions, 23 October – 20 December 2015, Installation view: Tomás Saraceno, Social, solitary, solitary musical instrument Arp 107: built by a pair of Stegodyphus dumicola, three weeks, one Steatoda grossa, six weeks and two young Tegenaria domestica, eight weeks (2014). Spidersilk, carbon fibre, and glass.
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NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Tomás Saraceno, Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Sessions, 23 October – 20 December 2015, Installation view: Tomás Saraceno, Social, solitary, solitary musical instrument Arp 107: built by a pair of Stegodyphus dumicola, three weeks, one Steatoda grossa, six weeks and two young Tegenaria domestica, eight weeks (2014). Spidersilk, carbon fibre, and glass.
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NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Tomás Saraceno, Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Sessions, 23 October – 20 December 2015, Installation view: Tomás Saraceno, Solitary monochord HH 46/47 (2015).
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Tomás Saraceno, Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Sessions, 23 October – 20 December 2015, Installation view: Tomás Saraceno, Drum-set M33, NGC 598 for a vibrational ensemble (2015). Laser vibrometer, membrane, piezo elements, amplifier. In collaboration with Dr. Roland Mühletheler.
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Tomás Saraceno, Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Sessions, 23 October – 20 December 2015, Installation view: Tomás Saraceno, Social, solitary, solitary musical instrument Arp 107: built by a pair of Stegodyphus dumicola, three weeks, one Steatoda grossa, six weeks and two young Tegenaria domestica, eight weeks (2014). Spidersilk, carbon fibre, and glass.
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Tomás Saraceno, Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Sessions, 23 October – 20 December 2015, Installation view: Tomás Saraceno, Social, solitary, solitary musical instrument Arp 107: built by a pair of Stegodyphus dumicola, three weeks, one Steatoda grossa, six weeks and two young Tegenaria domestica, eight weeks (2014). Spidersilk, carbon fibre, and glass.

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Citation

“Tomás Saraceno: Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Sessions,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed December 5, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/98.