Opening | Galunggung: The Drum Mountain
a prep-room project
[Opening] Galunggung: The Drum Mountain
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time: 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Venue: ST Lee Atrium, NUS Museum
The Drum Mountain is an installation of the active Mount Galunggung in West Java, Indonesia. It is the third of U5's portraits of 17 Javanese volcanoes based on their work within the broader research project, Tourism and Cultural Heritage: A Case Study on the Explorer Franz Junghuhn, based at the ETH Zurich Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore. Adrianne Joergensen, an architectural and graphic designer who coordinates the project, presents her Volcanarium, a graphical index of historical, scientific and anecdotal impressions of each volcano. The subsequent U5 portraits will be realized at Crater Studios as installations, events and performances with participation from artists, students, researchers, and the public.
Crater Studios is a prep-room programme of Zurich-based artist collective U5. The premise of their studio work in NX3 is to create portraits of 17 Javanese volcanoes out of the materials gathered from the volcano expeditions. U5 works in various media with an agenda to challenge traditional notions of individual authorship. The work originates from a fascination with material—forming model-like structures by combining found and assembled objects; constructing exuberant architectural installations that oscillate between natural and artificial; overlaying these with constantly evolving video works, live-stream images, sound and performance —that together produce a dynamic, layered experience.