Art Gallery

The River

We are a group of final year undergraduates from the Interactive Art programme under the Faculty of Media Arts, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. Our media arts practice utilises emerging technologies with an understanding on their impact on art and culture. We create artifacts whose context draws on a large diversity of cultures and languages, and reflect contemporary socio-cultural concerns. We use technology as a driving force to create interactivity in our artworks. For example, by involving the audience as part of the output of the artwork using a combination of sensors, a user interface and programmed behaviour. Technology is used to fuse media content and contextual research in the creation of cultural and academic constructs. In the case of The River, sound samples recorded along the Singapore River are interpreted and visualized into the form of light by a custom made program. With the use of light representing life along the Singapore River, our artwork provides a new perspective of form and space. Digital and synthetic elements of light and acrylic echoes the organic elements of sounds and human activities within the environment of the river. The artwork advocates the idea that the Singapore River is an important symbol of Singapore, since it has transformed and evolved over the years in tandem with how Singapore has developed as a nation. In this respect, the evocative light patterns can be seen as a metaphor for the constant metamorphosis of the Singapore River.

Rui Yi Mui
Lasalle College of the Arts

Adam Aw
Lasalle College of the Arts

Zac Ong
Lasalle College of the Arts

Mithru Vigneshwara
Lasalle College of the Arts

Jacky Boen
Lasalle College of the Arts

Benjamin Low
Lasalle College of the Arts

Andreas Schlegel
Lasalle College of the Arts