Vinyls are making a comeback, not only via hipsters getting in touch with their sonic roots but artists who see value in this distinctive medium of music as well.
The Connoisseur Concerto gets creative with vinyls in Singled Out, an art exhibition conceptualised by creative agency fFurious and developed in collaboration with art-management.com and Thunder Rock School. This exhibition will see 50 local designers and artists transforming vinyl records into pieces of artwork.
The artists were invited to explore their personal soundtrack and to pick out a song that has been a wonderful influence to their careers. They were challenged to turn the vinyl records and sleeves provided into pieces of artwork – uninhibited by rules or limitations! These artworks may range from sculptures to paintings.
This project aims to reunite the forgotten ties between music and design and giving the vinyl record a new lease of life helps to reignite the visual aspect of music. These artworks will be on display at TCC ‘The Gallery’ at 51 Circular Road, where patrons can admire them in a relaxing and cosy atmosphere. Those interested to help out can also bid on the artworks for charity.
Proceeds will be managed by Thunder Rock School, who will be setting up a music education outreach program specifically catered to financially disadvantaged children. An online auction will be conducted on singledout.ffurious.com, which will launch on 16 October 2014, with each unique piece put on a starting bid of SGD200.
This mash-up of music, art, and helping out the disadvantaged is a great way to be involved in these communities. Singled Out aims to harness the power of music to impact the lives of disadvantaged youths by funding their music education. Singled Out is happening from 17 October 2014 to 6 January 2015 at TCC ‘The Gallery’ at 51 Circular Road.