S A B O T A G E is a live-streamed 15-minute performance that splices fragments of video and audio taken from international news channels with artist-generated content, forming a constantly changing moving-image collage.
This, the 8th iteration of his S A B O T A G E project, will be a new and exclusive work produced solely for Pallas Projects/Studios, constructed purposefully to reflect the location it is staged. The work developed through the voices of people around Dublin and Ireland, collected by JournALL throughout 2020, and the impact COVID-19 has had on them. The artist will utilise this and incorporate their concerns along with the local and national news broadcasts during this time.
S A B O T A G E is performed, blending visuals and sound, and broadcasted as a live-stream, enabling anyone to view the work in real-time on their computer or phone.
The performance engages arts audiences placed within the spectacle of a news culture that reflects and amplifies the chaos of contemporary politics and events. The audio element mixes sound from the various newsreaders and reports to create a dissonant soundtrack that reflects the chaotic nature of the video. During the performance, a live musical soundtrack is performed in response to the live news coverage.
S A B O T A G E highlights how we like all consumers of news, via TV and internet platforms, can be subconsciously manipulated. His research is mostly focused on investigating the influences of the media and its agenda, which may be controlled by the government and the state.
The live performance S A B O T A G E by Jas Singh will take place on Thursday, 5th of November on the PP/S Youtube Channel at 6 pm (UTC +0): https://youtu.be/rTL9KzenaA0
Jas Singh graduated from Central St Martins in 2012 with a BA Fine Art specialising in 4D. His work addresses sociopolitical current affairs. His primary medium is dissonant audio interplaying with architecture, installations, sculpture, video as well as interactive art – collaborating with the audience. Singh’s work mainly dictates these combinations.
He has participated in several organisations and is continuing to work with: Black Hole Club, Leicester digital arts, Graff.io, CVAN East Midlands, LCB depot, r10 labs. Jas is supported by the Arts Council of England.
Website: jassingh.org | Instagram: @sab_o_teur
Selected press review:
https://visualartists.ie/events/s-a-b-o-t-a-g-e-by-jas-singh-pallas-projects-online-programme/ https://www.artrabbit.com/events/jas-singh-s-a-b-o-t-a-g-e https://www.visitdublin.com/see-do/details/jas-singh-%E2%80%94-s-a-b-o-t-a-g-e https://www.artforum.com/artguide/pallas-projects-studios-8397/s-a-b-o-t-a-g-e-188921 https://dublinartlife.com/events/s-a-b-o-t-a-g-e/?occurrence=2020-11-05