Esplanade Presents

Visual Arts

The Rumbling In-between

Danarto dkk, ila + bani haykal, Julian Abraham 'Togar', Riar Rizaldi and Tini Aliman (Indonesia and Singapore)

26 May – 10 Sep 2023

Mon – Fri: 11am – 8.30pm
Sat, Sun and PH: 10am – 8.30pm

Jendela (Visual Arts Space)

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Installation view of The Rumbling In-between.

Excerpts from Danarto’s writings and schedule of Nayamullah Station by Danarto dkk.

The Grass Is Greener When You Don’t Touch It, Tini Aliman, 2023.
Tellurian Drama, Riar Rizaldi, 2020.
Pelan-pelan kayoh, ila + bani haykal, 2023.
Tolerating Intolerance #03, Julian Abraham ‘Togar, 2023.

The Rumbling In-between delves into the trajectories of sound as a medium and concept through the works of Singapore artists ila + bani haykal and Tini Aliman, alongside Indonesian artists Julian Abraham 'Togar', Riar Rizaldi as well as the research group Danarto dkk.


In this exhibition, rumbling connotes the natural, physical, melodic, and mechanical sounds and vibrations that inhabit our everyday lives. Evocations of this deep, continuous and resonant sound act as a conduit to investigate socio-cultural aspects of our sonic environments and how we perceive, recognise, respond and negotiate with our auditory spaces. Although explorations of sonic elements run consistent in all the works in the exhibition, the artworks also lie at the nexus of installation, sculpture, video and literature, and capture the interdisciplinary nature of sound studies. By bridging the visual and aural, the works endeavour to investigate the impacts of sound on our lived experiences and how history, memory, imagination and our environments have shaped how we experience the thick events of listening. 


This exhibition is co-curated with Hasana Editions, an artistic platform focused on archiving aural production and sound-based art practices by building regional and international connections between sound artists, conceptual artists, media artists, performance artists and contemporary musicians. 

Things to Note:
Accessibility Advisory: We provide a range of access services and relaxed performances for patrons with access needs. For wheelchair-accessible seats, please call Esplanade Customer Experience at 6828 8377 for assistance. Concessions for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) and up to one accompanying companion are available. | View our accessibility guide
Date & Time

26 May – 10 Sep 2023

Jendela (Visual Arts Space)

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