A new installation for the Singapore Art-Science Museum, maps three dimensionally the viscosity of richly coloured fluids onto the sculptural façade, fusing technological advances with the arts in a vibrant gesture. The artist, Nako Tosa captures the four seasons of Japan with colour and geometrical references.

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The video is an elaborate performance of the 3D mapped projection, in paint and oil dancing as a reaction to sound vibrations.

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The museums façade is redefined, insinuating unity through capturing the abstract genius loci of Japan and the political relationships of China, Malaysia and India; confronting the city of today with the Asia of tomorrow.

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Visual space is conventionally defined between light and shadow, however when light is augmented via projection, definitive tectonic is blurred into the foreign media.

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The authentic physical and the inauthentic virtual world collaborate to make a third; a new phenomenon whereby technology redefines the art museums in a temporal flux of colour and light. The paint both flirts and antagonises the form in a conversation without hierarchy, questioning the built form as spectacle or background.

 By Geoff Eberle

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