ArchiGallery: Listening To Architecture Virtual Tour Installation at National Gallery Singapore

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There are some cool areas at National Gallery Singapore(NGS) that are not accessible to the public, either because they are dangerous to get to or because they have become part of their private offices. I was commissioned by NGS to create a two virtual tour installations for two areas at the Old Supreme Court Wing – they are the main dome and the prisoners walkway where prisoners walk to enter the court room from their holding cells.

The Microsoft Kinect One motion sensor and the instructions for visitors

Visitors stand in front of my installation and wave their hands around to navigate the tour without touching the installation. This is important because the installation is permanent and having a contact-less experience would minimize the chances of users breaking the art work. Typical virtual tours would use a headset that would probably break within a year of being used by every other Museum visitor. A virtual tour without the use of headsets was a limitation set for me by exhibition curator Joleen Loh.

This virtual tour is part of the ArchiGallery: Listening To Architecture exhibition where I am also responsible for another exhibit: The Construction Sequence Animation. I could have done the whole video myself but I subcontracted animation to my go-to 3D modeler, Zig!

This is a video I shot on my phone during the opening ceremony. The animation I made for them has no audio and I had no idea they were going to screen it like that during the opening, so it was interesting to watch the Emcee narrate my work live!

This is where my construction animation sequence is silently on display every day. Level 4 of the city hall wing at NGS

My Installation was in the papers!
My Installation Featured on the front page of the Home section of The Straits Times