Art Gardens 2013 – Singapore Art Museum
Fuman Art in collaboration with Singapore Art Museum, presents multimedia French artist Stephane Blanquet’s installation titled “Glossy Dreams in Depths”. This exhibition was held from 17th May 2013 – 1st September 2013 in conjunction with Art Garden and Children’s Season 2013. The installation enables audience to explore the feelings of being confronted with unfamiliar and even frightening situations, and being able to overcome them. It starts off innocently enough in a child’s bedroom. However, the bed swivels 180 degrees on a turnstile to transport them instantly to another world. Through the use of 3D images, 3D wallpaper (you have to don the 3D glasses provided for full effect) and holographic images, visitors are thrown into a world inspired by nightmares and bad dreams. However, as visitors make their way along the installation, there is a gradual unveiling of the senses, metaphorically representing how fears can be overcome and conquered. The bed turns into the other room. Into the 2nd room, filled with 3D images. The 3D room, with 3D wall paper, images, and TV. The view from the 3rd room. The nightmarish room. A pinata hangs over the box. The magical wall whereby each ” cave ” holds an object created by the artist. This is one of the highlight in the exhibition. This 2.8m tall object is known as ” Black Mamba ”. The view from the end of the 3rd room. Several hologram lenticular prints are displayed on the wall. The exit of the nightmarish room, back into the ” real world ” (or is it the other way?) In the waiting room. The activity room where children, parents, friends can have fun with some handicraft that the artist has prepared. The explanation of the artist’s idea of the Glossy dreams in depths. Other objects: Furniture designed by the artist. ” Betty hairy honey ” is a toy designed by the artist and produced by Lulubell Japan in 2010 A pinata designed by the artist and produced in Mexico. Toy books made by the artist. The ” Happy Pinata ” and shelf produced by the artist. Pinata was made in Mexico while the furniture was made in Malaysia.
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