biennale pick#8: Construction by Ceal Floyer

If you were to visit the biennale in 8Q SAM, you might have missed the work by Ceal Floyer titled Construction. The sound piece is installed in a white room, at times the door is closed.

The room is empty. There is almost no distraction apart from tiny spots of dirt. A minimalist approach towards installation piece, Construction is about “an ongoing meditation ….”[1]. It takes the form of a physical space, arguably to be a gallery space, waiting to be filled, with artworks or more. But what is presented to the audience is no more than the sound of construction. There is a sense of giving birth, in an urban perspective but there’s no result.

The audience wait and wait, nothing happens. They don’t find an object, an artwork or even the speaker which the sound piece is presented from.

If you were to have a chance to visit this piece, and if the door is closed, do open it gently and close it again. The space within the white walls is magical, almost transforming the public site into a personal experience. Do drop by on the weekdays and avoid crowded hours.

[1] Singapore Biennale 2011 Open House guide book, page. 23

2 responses to “biennale pick#8: Construction by Ceal Floyer

  1. Pingback: Singapore Biennale 2011; OPEN HOUSE | rainbowartsproject – documenting LGBT art

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