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Based in Singapore, multimedia artist Jeremy Sharma (1977) has keenly explored the hi-tech dimensions of modern society and our increasingly artificial reality, using voice, sound and language as his tools. As such, Sharma’s works often deals with the ontology of things and the capacity for voids – between knowledge, perception, memory, data and formats to be made, occupied, heard or visualized. The artist’s latest showcase, entitled fidelity, is presented at the Aloft gallery space within the Hermès flagship store on Orchard Road, and presents an intriguing audio installation for which he documented song recordings and collaborated with members of selected communities across Southeast Asia, from the nostalgic Kristang folk music of Portuguese Eurasians in Malacca to the rhythmic repetitions of Persian and Arabic phonemes in Tarana compositions by the Rohingya, stitching them into an aural tapestry of historical events and personal histories across time and geographical distance. Sharma’s installation marks his first sound-only project in which he creates an assemblage of experiences, atmospheres and sensations through a bridge of songs (on through Aug 19). Location: Hermès, 451 Orchard Road, Fourth floor (Orchard West).

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