Angles of Incidence
By Randy Chan and Philippa Lawrence
National Museum of Singapore, Behind the Banyan Tree
Don’t be surprised if you see yourself in this artwork as you approach it. Emerging from the ground as a set of reflective multi-faceted steel structures, some patterned with crystal elements,Angles of Incidence is an artwork that is part of the landscape and the landscape part of the artwork. In the day, the oddly shaped prisms reflect sunlight to kaleidoscopic effect and at night, strategically positioned lights near the artwork form beautifully geometric shadows. This collaborative installation is created by Singaporean artist-architect Randy Chan and British artist Philippa Lawrence following their residencies and interactions with communities in Singapore and London. For the first time, it is presented in an urban environment under the iconic Banyan Tree at the National Museum of Singapore, after successful launches at the Singapore Botanic Gardens and the Inner Temple Gardens in London.
*This installation is made possible by the generous support of Singapore International Foundation and the British Council.