Art Encounters: Afterman: Synthesis Lab
29 April @ 11:30 am - 12 June @ 8:30 pm
The much-anticipated Art Encounters by Art Outreach, a travelling exhibition series housed in repurposed shipping containers, returns to Orchard Road with an interactive 3D-printed and robotics installation by local maker-designer Bao Songyu. “Afterman: Synthesis Lab” invites you to explore a speculative herbarium containing mutated 3D-printed specimens with composite features from various animals, plants, and fungi; and create your own prototypes in a lab with parts already “grown” by the artist.
Transporting audiences to the year 2222, “Afterman” welcomes us to imagine a reality where unique organisms can be designed through CRISPR technology, a marvel that allows customised gene editing.
The artist will also be present on Fridays to Sundays throughout the exhibition to interact with visitors and guide them through the assembly process.