It has been a while since great creative work flourished in Singapore. Art in Singapore appears to be rather inert in it’s progress towards it’s goal of being a regional arts central. Foundin Singapore, an art installation, has a very interesting idea: To plant tiny figurines around the island of Singapore, waiting to be found. The project aims to bridge the chasm between Art and People by challenging the way people believe in the evolution of Art and how spatial environments are required to occupy Art. Through the integration of Art into common spaces, the figurines shall disrupt one’s behaviorial conception in the city and be provoked to question themselves and be more aware of their current surroundings. It allows the people to zoom in to more granular details in their daily lives. These small painted figurines are now available online for ‘adoption’ by a few simple steps.
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How does it work?
- Go to the Foundin website and register. It’s free!
- Choose a figurine and write a message for the ‘finder’
- Between 8 and 19 January 2014, the adopted figurines will be planted all over Singapore, waiting to be found
- The finder scans the QR code of the figurine to log the find
The heart of Foundin is the online count of “Found” figurines which hopefully inspires a growing audience to head out and actively explore the city in detail; to notice art in a different scale and perspective.
LIKE the Foundin Facebook page for updates or follow the portraits of the figurines in other cities on Instagram @foundinsg.
Foundin Singapore is a commission for the M1 Singapore FringeFestival, themed Art & the People.