Project Plug: Foundin, A City Installation

Foundin Singapore is a city installation of tiny figurines, planted in public places and waiting to be found between 8 and 19 January 2014. The project seeks to close the gap between Art and the People by challenging the pre-conceived notion of Art and the space that Art occupies. Integrating Art into public common spaces, the figurines disrupt one’s preoccupation in the metropolis and ask city dwellers to be more aware of their surroundings and notice the small details.

By shrinking human figures to miniature plastic models, Foundin challenges to simplify our human connection by removing the many pre-conceived biases based on physicality and social difference. All figurines in Foundin are individuals seeking to be found in one way or another, just like every one of us. The project places a miniature city within a city and explores how we, the higher and larger beings, interact with much smaller counterparts. Even if none of the figurines are found, it still speaks volumes of the city.

Starting today, the hand painted figurines are available online for ‘adoption’…

How does it work?

  1. Go to the Foundin website and register. It’s free!
  2. Choose a figurine and write a message for the ‘finder’
  3. Between 8 and 19 January 2014, the adopted figurines will be planted all over Singapore, waiting to be found
  4. The finder scans the QR code of the figurine to log the find

The heart of Foundin is the online count of “Found” figurines which hopefully inspires a growing audience to head out and actively explore the city in detail; to notice art in a different scale and perspective.

LIKE the  Foundin Facebook page  for updates or follow the portraits of the figurines in other cities on Instagram @foundinsg.

Foundin Singapore is a commission for the M1 Singapore FringeFestival, themed Art & the People.



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