Days — and counting

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Days — and counting
Photograph: OH! Open House

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Does the new norm feel like a surreal dream? Are you hoping to wake up and find everything as it was pre-circuit breaker? We hate to break it to you, but there's no denying that the pandemic has shaken up our realities – from the way we work to the way we live our lives.

To capture these strange times, OH! Open House rolls out a "sleepwalking" digital art experience Days — and counting. Known for multisensorial trails, OH! Open House has led curious creatures through the lesser-known corners of Emerald Hill, and even invited them into the sweet digs of six strangers for unique art experiences. This year, it goes digital with an immersive virtual trail that takes place over three seasons, embodying the notion of dreams through audio, text, and moving images.

First launched on October 30, Season 1: Walls Crumble invites all to traverse a surrealist narrative of a sleeping man's dreamscapes through an old-school Teletext, and delve deeper into the idea of home during the circuit breaker with unique artworks by local artists.

Then from February 19, Season 2: The distance between us lets you immerse yourself in a captivating combo of art and stories through an interactive point and click adventure game. The season is divided into four weekly-released episodes, with each episode available during certain times of the day, and only for one week.

Set your 'alarms' for a collaborative online diary by Bailey Wait, Lim Shi-an, Robert Wait and Tan Kheng Hua; an online zine by Berny Tan; a collaborative music video by Churen Li, Hell Low, Subhas Nair, Tim De Cotta and Weish; video game vlogs by Denise Yap; a mobile visual gallery by Ezzam Rahman; a lecture-performance by artist Lynn Lu; and an e-commerce site by Yen Phang. The full lowdown including the lineup of artists can be found on ohopenhouse.online/daysandcounting.

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