Spectrum Version 3 (The Monologues) by Jeremy Sharma (2018)
Audio, 34 min 30 sec (loop) Voices: Bradley Foisset and Tan Rachel
New commission Jeremy Sharma is an artist and musician from Singapore. The sound art work presented in the exhibition was commissioned by ArtScience Museum. It meditates on the experience of colour. Colour, and how we perceive it, is deeply subjective. Each person sees colour in their own way. If the visual experience of colour is removed, and colour is described using words, it becomes immediately apparent that words are inadequate. Consequently, how we speak about colour becomes increasing poetic. Sharma explores this tendency in a minimal sound piece which uses the voice as the main sonic material. Actors read a script which combines texts by Virginia Woolf, Haruki Murakami, Marie Darrieussecq and Ludwig Wittgenstein, each trying to describe a colour or the experience of it. The resulting sound art work explores the relationships between colour perception, memory and fiction, becomes an arresting counterpoise to the visual artwork on view in the gallery.