Mahmod Zul: Dialog
Dialog challenges us to rethink the way we listen to our environment as well as ideas of territory, control, transmission, sight, and sound. We often experience places through sight more than sound; the balance between these two senses is usually skewed and dependent on the aural and visual conditions of our environment.
This exhibition comprises two looped compositions of interactive sounds triggered from solenoids (electromagnets that generate a controlled magnetic field) hitting on copper pipes of different lengths and thicknesses.
The aural architecture of this tunnel is alive and changes with the audience; each person transmits sound as he or she moves from one end to the other. These sounds are then transmitted and are displaced in fractions of a millisecond. As the sound waves move across different sections of the space, they merge and mix, before reverberating through the entire space and forming a borderless territory. Acoustically, the reverberations and different characteristics of each section create a new recombinant space that is a distorted and warped sum of all its parts.
The exhibition is supported by Artfactory.
First composition: 9 Apr – 19 Jun
Second composition: 20 Jun – 10 Jul
Zul Mahmod is a contemporary sound-media artist based in Singapore who takes a multi-disciplinary and multi-genre approach to his works. He was one of the participants in the Singapore Pavilion for the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007, along with three other artists. The award-winning artist has exhibited in Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Vietnam, Italy, Moscow, Slovenia, London, Norway and Finland.