Addressing the past, present and future, Singaporean creative agency Space Objekt has teamed up with sound producer Louis Quek aka Intrigurant to reimagine a former iconic theatre, Jubilee Cinema. Their exhibition, titled Psychic Cinema 2065 launches today for Singapore Art Week 2022.
Psychic Cinema 2065 looks back at the nostalgic candour of Jubilee Cinema, famously located on North Bridge Road.
Conceptualised and created by Space Objekt, the exhibit questions our relationship with cinema by disorienting the most crucial human sensory around it — our vision. The reinterpreted appeal of Jubilee Cinema takes the building and it’s poignance a hundred years forward into the future, almost a century after it was originally built in the 1930s.
Space Objekt’s vision on how to question our relationship with cinema is depicted through play on sound and light. In addition to the light sequencing, sound designer Louis Quek aka Intriguant implemented audio samples plucked from vintage material from Singapore’s cinematic heritage. Their goal of coming together across both mediums is to offer the viewer a highly subjective experience that only they can ‘see’. Each subject’s experience and perception is a self-invitation to examine one’s own symbiosis with the silver screen.
The agency, Space Objekt was co-founded by Danish creative Tina Fung and Ash Razaque from Singapore back in 2017. Space is their medium of choice to create spatial experiences and larger-than-life installations — their work has taken them to places like Summer Well Festival in Romania, and creating concepts for brands like Gucci and Adidas.
Psychic Cinema 2065 is a part of Curiocity: Places & Perspectives, an initiative of the National Library Board’s Libraries and Archives Blueprint 2025 (LAB25), and in partnership with Light to Night Festival 2022. The exhibit also falls under Singapore Art Week 2022’s programme which kicked off today, Friday 14 January.
Singapore Art Week starts today Friday, 14, January and runs until Sunday, 23 January 2022. For those in Singapore, you are recommended to visit Psychic Cinema 2065 after 7pm, and you can find out more here.