WHEN DOES A LINE BECOME A CIRCLE? This is a trailer for a permanent commission for the Circle Line metro in Singapore. The work was for the Bras Basah station, which is located at the heart of the Arts and Heritage District, and was first played on 17 April 2010. The Never-Ending Underwater Adventures was a 29-minute video cycle with 29-chapters and 29 riddles that came on each evening 19:29. It stars Desyphus (Sisyphus+ deceive + decipher), who swims perpetually in the looped line. Commissioned by the Land Transport Authority of Singapore, this is the only station with video art. It was named by Today newspaper as the Circle Line’s top art work. Desyphus was a predecessor of 3rdlifeKaidie and descendent of a body of work where I played a theme park performer. See the work in situ here. Original composition by Philip Tan.
Caption: From 16mm film Brookfield Zoo 1996, made at the School of Art Institute of Chicago. The film was in the Official Selection of the British Short Film Festival and screened at Empire Leicester Square.