Dawn Ng
Time is a Black Circle
National Museum of Singapore
18 Aug – 26 Aug 23
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Time is a Black Circle is a cylindrical roller disco saturated with blooming colour and vinyl music from the Singapore disco fever generation of the late 60s by artist, Dawn Ng.

Commissioned in the National Museum as the key installation of Singapore Night Festival (SG Night Fest), Ng's work holds time in a black hole of color, sound, and movement. Here, viewers spin around and around a central axis, tracing time’s pathway on a spinning clock. 

Time is a Black Circle instigates a moment for viewers to be part of the ephemerality of an era gone by. Central to themes of time and temporality in Ng's practice, the work seeks to explore the tenor and trajectory of time, not in sterile hours, minutes, and seconds, but in one’s emotional relationship to the latter through the power of sound and color.

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