We're excited to share that Visual Arts faculty member Mr Yeo Ker Siang's work Resonance was recently picked as one of the winning pieces of URA's design competition Re:Bench. The Competition has designers turn the timber of the old seats of the former National Stadium into unique benches to breathe new life into them. Along with 13 other winners from the latest edition, Mr Yeo's bench was fabricated from the last remaining batch of timber seats.
Resonance is in sync with naturally-occurring patterns such as that of waves and wind, as well as the cheers that resonate from the National Stadium during football matches and sports meets. The heights of the seats are designed by stacking the wood in numbers that approximate the ratios exhibited in these patterns. By designing the salvaged planks’ sitting heights as such, it uses the public bench as a medium that resonates not just as a memory of the former stadium, but also as a connection to the history between us and the salvaged wood.
See Resonancefor yourself by viewing the winning works, which are displayed at Marina Bay, Singapore Sports Hub and the Singapore City Gallery!