Live performance by arachnids and Joyce Beetuan Koh, musician (Singapore). Introduced by Etienne Turpin, philosopher (Indonesia)
Joyce Koh’s performance is informed by the image of the spider web as a sonic canvas, where the spider travels and leaves traces of its musical footprints. By mapping the movements of the spider as it is constructing its web with a three-point visual capture, Koh will interpret the data set as musical articulations and create a musical score for three musicians.
Joyce Beetuan Koh is a Senior Lecturer and Vice Dean of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts since January 2014. She writes concert music, works in dance collaborations, creates sound installations and multimedia productions. Her music has been performed by BBC Symphony Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Australia Song Company, amongst others. She participated at major festivals including Birmingham Frontiers Festival, Biennale Musique Frances and Concertegbougw Netherlands. Her recent multimedia works included Future Feed and Moving Sketches.
Etienne Turpin is a philosopher studying, designing, curating, and writing about complex urban systems, political economies of data and infrastructure, aesthetics and visual culture, and Southeast Asia colonial-scientific history. He is member od SYNAPSE International Curators’ Network of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, where he is a co-editor of the intercalations: paginated exhibition series as part of the Das Anthropozaen-Projekt. He lives and works in Jakarta, where he is director of anexact office and co-director and co-principal investigator of PetaJakarta.org.