Ah!, 2011, Video

HD black and white video with sound
5min14sec
Sound by Zai Tang
Commissioned by The Esplanade, Singapore

“Ah!” is a video created originally for a public space, which is a tunnel leading from a metro station to the national theatre in Singapore for the occasion of the “Tapestry of Sacred Music” Festival. The work celebrates the religious diversity and harmony in Singapore by using a range of voices from people of various backgrounds chanting “Ah”. “Ah” is a sacred sound that many major religions in Singapore and around the world embrace, e.g.: “A-llah “, “A-men”, “A-mitabah”, “A-lleluia”, and “A-OM”. The work aspires to connect a sense of inner peace that is within us all.