Zulkifle Mahmod, aka ZUL, started his artistic journey as a sculptor before moving to sound installations — he participated in the Singapore Pavillion at the Venice Biennale in 52nd Venice Biennale 2007, with his interactive sound installation ‘Sonic Dome - An Empire of Thoughts’ inspired by the Gothic design of the venetian palazzo.
The Singaporean multi-disciplinary artist is now moving to sound sculptures that combine both visual and sound elements. The strange machines, some look like vibrating alien androids leave their mechanisms exposed, allowing the viewers to further explore the working parts that make up the sounds.
His new solo exhibition, “ZUL: Sonically Exposed,” at The Private Museum will present nine sound reliefs, four sound sculptures, a sound installation, along with sketches that give some insights into his working processes, as the artist first sketches out his ideas before distilling them into completed sound sculptures.
ZIL will hold a talk at 3pm on January 18, to discuss his multi-disciplinary journey from sculpture to sound installations and now sound sculptures.
The exhibition will run January 15 to March 8 at The Private Museum on Waterloo Street.
As first published on BlouinArtinfo.com