December 2017 | Inspired by the sci-fi novel and cult favourite Dune by Frank Herbert, Kult Gallery was transformed into the planet Arrakis during from 1 to 31 Dec 2017.
From top left to bottom right: Chani by Kittozutto, Salvador Dali by Scryptk, Benne Gesserit by LAPRISAMATA, We Dream of Networks by Jess Johnson
Singaporean art fans and sci-fi buffs were treated to the expansive, galaxy-traversing world of Dune through the works of over 15 artists across disciplines. This included local and international artists Chris Foss (UK), whom contributed to Jodorowsky’s Dune, kittozutto (SG), Howie Kim (SG), and Six Degrees of Freedom (SG), among others. The art included prints, intricate sculptures and even virtual reality experiences.
To further enchance the Dune experience, fragrance designer Oo La Lab (right) also cooked up their interpretation of smells of the desert planet of Arrakis. The opening night also saw other treats from local baker Cakerholic (left) who whipped up ‘spice’-inspired cakes, and Kult Kafe concocting the tipple ‘Outer Spice”.
Apart from Dune-inspired art, guests were also encouraged to attend fringe events Over Pizza & Beer: Sci-fi and Drinks on Dune.
Over Pizza & Beer: Sci-fi (2 Dec 2017)
We invited a panel of creatives to discuss the process of conceiving science fiction universes over pizza and pints. It was an intimate and inclusive discussion where attendees were also given an opportunity to speak their thoughts and have their questions answered by industry professionals.
Drinks on Dune (9 Dec 2017)
We held a special screening of the acclaimed documentary, Jodorowsky’s Dune, together with B-movie connoisseurs SCUM Cinema. Attendees found out more about the greatest sci-fi movie never made while sipping on Outer Spice by Kult Kafe. The event was sponsored by upcoming independent book store The Moon, who also curated a collection of tomes related to the exhibition.