Prep-room | Bromo
a prep-room project
Date: Thursday, June 1, 2017
Time: 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Venue: ST Lee Atrium, NUS Museum
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Bromo is an installation of Mount Bromo, the active volcano that is part of the Tengger massif in East Java, Indonesia. It is the fifth event enacted by artist-collective U5 of the 17 Javanese volcanoes from 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. Architectural and graphic designer Adrianne Joergensen, presents Bromo-Tengger Panorama from her Volcanarium series, a graphical index of historical, scientific and anecdotal impressions of each volcano.
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.
Image: A. Joergensen. Bromo-Tengger Panorama (detail), 2017.