An Eclipse of Moths
Vineeth Buddha and Hardy Shein Nyien Chan
in collaboration with Artist A'shua Imran
Mentored by Dr Anand Bhojan
Fri 18 March - Sun 17 April / UCC Foyer
Every Wednesday and Friday, 12-2pm and 4-6pm
“Like a moth to a flame”. The moth is known for its obsession with light, drifting ever closer to any lamp or candle near them. Like the moth, it is nearly impossible to imagine our society without our lights that keep us going, even in the wee hours. Inside every one of us is such a moth that yearns for the light.
We constantly find more ways to power our cities. We leave our lights on later and later into the night. But what happens to the light that was there all along? An Eclipse of Moths is an interpretation of how our obsession with light - specifically, artificial light - might be blotting out the light that has been with us since the beginning of time. Witness how our cumulative efforts birth this eclipse.
Please be sure to book your timeslot at least 3 days in advance, so that we can arrange for someone to be there to guide you through the experience!
Timeslots to register for the installation are every Wednesday and Friday, 12pm-2pm and 4pm-6pm.
Vineeth Buddha is a Final Year NUS Scholar majoring in Computer Science with a focus in Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence. To balance his technologist nature, he is keen to apply his knowledge in the Arts and use immersive technology to evolve audience experiences.
Hardy is a Year 4 NUS undergraduate with a Major in Computer Science and a Minor in Language Studies. From an early age, he has been exposed to Fantasy and Sci-Fi through a variety of media, especially video games. From Sci-Fi stories by the likes of Yoshiki Tanaka to Fantasy games by Nobuo Uematsu, Hardy longs to experience these crazy worlds and their stories. Bringing technology and art together, he believes fervently, is one of the best ways to make that possible.
A'shua Imran (b. 1986) is a Singaporean artist working primarily in the medium of painting and performance. He graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore) with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art (Goldsmiths, UK) in 2014, and has since presented his works in Singapore, Malaysia, South Africa, and Spain. Currently, Imran is the founder and artistic director of Mural Lingo, a creative enterprise that works at the intersection of arts and technology.