Song-Ming ANG and Jason MALING

  • Began collaboration 2017 in Singapore

Song-Ming ANG

  • Born 1980 in Singapore
  • Based in Berlin, Germany and Singapore
  • Photo: Bryony Jackson
2017
The Meantime, Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, the Netherlands
2016
The World Precedes The Eye, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore
2015
14th Istanbul Biennial, SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms, Istanbul, Turkey

Jason MALING

  • Born 1973 in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Based in Melbourne, Australia
  • Photo: Bryony Jackson
2018
Vanitas, Melbourne General Cemetery, Melbourne Writers Festival, Melbourne, Australia
2017
Greater Together (participated in as Field Theory), Australian Centre for Contemporary Art Melbourne, Australia
2014
The Physician (solo), City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand

Song-Ming Ang makes art revolving around music, pop culture and the everyday, while Jason Maling makes process driven performances that evolve in response to social encounters. They began collaborating in 2017 on a series of strategies that indulge their mutual love of pop music and explore the cultural significance of the amateur. Grouped under the title A Song To Change The World, their project is constituted by the perpetual performance of an impossible task, a generative process that asks the seemingly simple, yet fiendishly complex question: what kind of song could change the world? Embracing futility, doubt, and earnest ambition, the artists invite the public to work with them in a series of workshops, lectures, and public performances to assist them in their mission.

Selected Works

2018
Festival of Live Art, Melbourne, Australia
2018
Exceptions of Rule: Counterpoints to Truth, ADM Gallery, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • A Song To Change The World, 2018
  • Festival of Live Art, Melbourne, Australia
  • Photo: Bryony Jackson