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Seasonal digital capsules by art and music label SYNDICATE

SYNDICATE presents new works in an exploration of fresh collaborations, experiments and pollination between artists, designers and creatives of various disciplines. What are the forms and narratives of a performance, when the performer is removed from the traditional setting with a physical audience? Are there specific rituals that arise in the digital sphere? Explore a kaleidoscopic view of scenes that lie somewhere between utopia and dystopia.
Cybercesspool (SG) x deførmed (SG) x Claude Glass (SG)

Rituals are inherently rooted in repetition. Born from sequences of set actions performed time and time again, these gestures are prescribed a specific meaning upon its conception (if original) or adoption (if transmitted or inherited). Stretching across religious and cultural practises to tedious habits in the daily grind, these "rituals", mundane or uncommon, are ceaselessly reperformed, reproduced and replicated. As this repetition relentlessly continues, what then of the rituals' original or preceding meaning and significance? What is preserved and what is forgotten? What degrades and what thrives?

This work explores change in rituals and its inherent nature of repetition. Through articulations of distortion, warping and re-sampling visual and sonic media, it attempts to uncover, conceal and bask in a frenzy of meaning and non-meaning.

Cybercesspool is a Singapore-based visual artist. Her art consists of visually manic collages and occasionally mixed-media installations. Her practice navigates the nature of the Internet such as Cyberemotions, memes and how humanity embodies this space.

Claude Glass is the solo musical project of songwriter Isa Ong. Experimenting with electronic and acoustic sources, he crafts songs that explore beauty in the tumultuous and the quiet, forming warped, surreal stories refracted from personal experience.     

deførmed (Abdul Hakiim) is an electronic-based music producer. Described as "refreshing, wild, raw and highly imaginative", he desires to bring forward a new identity of music in Singapore. His musical influences range from many styles such as electronic, traditional, acoustic, experimental and video game music.
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