Karolina Breguła at Singapore Biennale

Square, 2018
9-channel video and mixed media installation
Duration 1:12:00 mins
Collection of the Artist

Square takes the viewer to a peaceful Taiwanese town where the lives of the townspeople have become disrupted by a mysterious object hidden amongst the bushes in the communal square. At first the object just hums, but later, it emits a mesmerising sound. Though ambiguous, the impression given is that the object is a sculpture imbued with an attractive voice, one that eventually sings, “I’d like to ask you a question.” The townspeople become unsettled by this question, and complaints and anger replace the once-joyous encounter. The viewers are left with questions: what is really hidden behind the bushes and does the community have a secret to hide?