Angles of Incidence at Inner Temple Gardens, London

British Council (Singapore) Limited

Wednesday 04 June 2014 - 00:00 to Sunday 20 July 2014 - 00:00
Inner Temple Gardens, London

'Angles of Incidence' public art installation, a collaboration between Singaporean artist-architect Randy Chan and British artist Philippa Lawrence, born of new insights and inspirations gained from their participation in the third Singapore International Foundation-British Council Artist-in-Residence exchange (SIF-BC AiRx) programme for promoting cross-cultural interaction, understanding and collaboration. 

Angles of Incidence was launched at the Singapore Botanic Gardens on 14 January 2014. Angles of Incidence will be displayed at the Inner Temple Gardens, London, from 4 June to 20 July 2014 before it returns to Singapore for the annual Singapore Night Festival 2014 in August.

Angles of Incidence

Angles of Incidence is the result of the third Singapore International Foundation-British Council Artist-in-Residence Exchange (SIF-BC AiRx) programme featuring Singaporean artist-architect Randy Chan and British artist Philippa Lawrence. Following residencies and interactions with communities in each other’s cities – Singapore and London – Chan and Lawrence have created a site-specific collaborative installation which will be launched at the Inner Temple Gardens on 4 June 2014.

'Angles of Incidence comprises a multi-faceted pod and its family of reflective offshoots, strewn beneath the 19th Century Plane trees. Each element creates new vantage points and planes of perception enabling visitors to re-connect with the rich heritage of the gardens. The reflective nature of the steel and the Swarovski crystal portals re-energise the site creating a dynamic relationship between object and environment as they de-materialise and become part of the landscape.' Tolla Sloane, Curator

Where the judiciary establishment dates back to medieval times in the UK, the gardens provides a befitting backdrop for both artists to create a temporary installation in response to the universal themes of heritage, memory and identity.

SIF-BC AiRx programme

The SIF-BC AiRx programme is a residential and cultural immersion programme that provides Singaporean and British artists with the opportunity to gain new insights, understanding and inspiration through interacting and exchanging perspectives with foreign communities, while assuming the role of ambassadors to promote awareness and to bridge communities. The programme culminates with SIF-BC AiRx participants collaborating on works that reflect insights gained and their experiences on the residency programme.