This is a collection of words for an unimagined future.
We stand within a site of history to contemplate the things to come. From 4–20 November, the Council Room in The Arts House transforms into a space for retrospection and future-projection. Drawing on the festival’s theme, ‘If’, this participatory audio-visual installation asks you to stop, rewind, contemplate, pause, and respond: what would a world made for you look like?
As you encounter the words of those who came before you, contribute your own sentences and add to the unfolding textual narrative that will recompose itself over the course of the festival through generative and audio reactive graphics.
With soundscapes and visuals collaboratively designed by Latekid of fwrdmtn* and Singapore-based artistic collective Sistrum, this is a call to construct a future together, here and now.
This installation also exists as a digital microsite at ifwepaused.com. Submit your responses as part of the installation here.
As part of the festival’s closing, join us for ...Only to Arrive at the Same Place Together, a live poetry reading in response to the culmination of this installation on 20 November, 7pm.
**Submitted responses may be randomly extracted and displayed as part of the installation text.
Advisory: (Some Mature Content)
Writers / Presenters
Having fused both worlds of poetry and music through Sound Design, Production, Performance and the extrapolation of poetic text the main question that remains is how big of a stomach does my curiosity have.
Sistrum is an interdisciplinary collective composed by sound designer Ramesh Krishnan, architect Laura Miotto and graphic designer Lim Shu Min. Their work involves the creation of installations, exhibitions, and digital platforms enquiring on the narrative quality of sound and the environment.