First launched during Singapore Art Week 2020, Art Encounters is a travelling artist’s studio and gallery housed within repurposed shipping containers to bring art to unique sites around Singapore. For its third edition, Art Encounters returns to Orchard Road as part of Singapore Art Week 2021, featuring a unique Augmented Reality (AR) experience by tech artist Eugene Soh a.k.a DUDE (b. 1987, Singapore).
In a time of extended isolation that has compelled us to look inward, AltARed State is an invitation to discover how you might have been affected in this new and constantly evolving state in which we live. Galvanising the power of art and technology to bring to life what resides only in our minds, this interactive installation situates the viewer in the centre of the work (and the world that Soh has created). Through Augmented Reality (AR) filters designed to respond to emotional cues and facial expressions, viewers can invoke fantastical imagery inspired by Surrealism and folklore, prompting them to consider their place in the world and unattended aspects of their psyche.
Art Encounters is presented by Art Outreach Singapore, in partnership with Singapore Tourism Board. Please refer to Art Outreach’s website
for the latest programme details.