by Kristal Melson + Ray Tan
Ink, Acrylic Paint on Perspex, Guitar Pick, Hi-hat Felt Washers, Nuts, Bolts, Brass Rod on Beech Chopping Block & Vinyl Record
"Loop Service" depicts meaningful scenes described in "Ballad of Tabitha” a song by local band,
The Boredphucks. The Boredphucks' Revolution 69 demo played a pivotal role in inspiring both artists to pursue individual interests in their respective fields.
It was at the age of 15, that The Boredphucks music fed these scenes on on repeat - much like a loop service bus ride.
The art piece centers around a revolving mechanism much like a turntable with a vinyl record playing.
But instead of the familiar black discs, several pieces of perspex with an element from the song drawn on them move against the backdrop of the seats at the back of an SBS bus.
All of them (“Tabitha” and her computer, the boy in a NOFX shirt and his guitar) are held together with a brass rod, secured with drum hi-hat washers and a guitar plectrum.
The drum felt washers are integral in holding the different layers of the piece together - a tribute to Wayne Seah,
The Borephucks' late drummer, who kept the beat.
Ballad of Tabitha
About The Artist
Born and raised in Singapore, Kristal Melson is a local angmoh that draws often.
Her work has been exhibited in galleries such as the Gallery Nucleus in the US, Ikkan International and recently, Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong.
Ray Tan is the founder of 29 Cornflakes (a local art/record label) and has been playing in a punk rock band for the last 15 years. He’s got a good head above his shoulders and is good with his hands.
www.kristalmelson.com | www.29cornflakes.com
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