HUTAN, an immersive and interactive visual and sonic installation that transports you into a realm inspired by regional forestry, creation myths, and non-Western musical tunings. Our aim is to ignite your imagination and encourage you to contemplate the multifaceted concepts of “nature” and “harmony” as powerful metaphors, inviting you to reconsider notions of being and co-existing.

Step into the basement of the gallery, where HUTAN unfolds its enchanting world. Here, we take full advantage of the site’s unique qualities, using its underground nature as a conceptual starting point. Imagine yourself in the depths, like a freshly planted seedling with tentative roots emerging, a world on the verge of becoming.

As you engage with HUTAN, your physical and sonic activities leave traces in this prehistoric world. It invites you to partake in a meaningful and meditative collaboration, urging you to reflect on the significance of nurturing life. How would you care for a seedling? How do we sustain life? These questions permeate the space, guiding your actions and encouraging you to leave your mark.

In the midst of this immersive experience, we invite you to embrace stillness and being in the present moment. Can simply existing, being still, be enough to foster growth and transformation? HUTAN challenges you to explore this idea, to delve deep into the quietude of your surroundings, and to consider the profound impact of your presence.

Join us at HUTAN, where art intertwines with introspection. Let your senses be captivated, your spirit be nourished, and your mind be expanded. Together, let us embark on a journey of discovery, where the boundaries of imagination and reality blur, and where the power of collaboration and contemplation can shape a world yet to be born.


HUTAN by LittleCr3atures®️ × Jevon Chandra × Lynette Quek. 

Fabric, metal, lights, microphones, video projections, and found objects. 2023. Created for Gallery Children’s Biennale 2023: Let’s Make a Better Place.

Image credit: Joseph Nair, Memphis West Pictures.

Image credit: Joseph Nair, Memphis West Pictures.

About the Artists 

Natalie Alexandra Tse (dr.) (b. 1987)  plays with sound, sonic objects, and the environment. Curious about the ancient past but eager to find a place in the contemporary, she uses experimental techniques on the guzheng, strings, and other found objects to evoke emotions in sonic performance. Seeking multi-modal manners of experiencing sounds and the environment, she founded LittleCr3atures® to promote the spirit of experimentation and exploration of sound through the Arts, with the belief that the Arts has the ability to develop children’s awareness of the diversity of cultures in the world, thereby developing understanding, respect and empathy for others. A mother to three children, she integrates her passion in sound with early childhood education, research and teacher training. 


Lynette Quek (b. 1992) is an audiovisual maker from Singapore. Emerging from a music and audio technology background, Lynette nurtured an interest in multi-disciplinary arts, combining audio and visual elements in her work. Incarnations of her work include audiovisual installations, composition through sound manipulation, as well as cross-disciplinary performance with technology and objects. Her work examines the synchronisation and interaction within audiovisuality, varying across the medium of video, performance, sculpture, electronics, and expanding. She is also interested in exploring the integration of technology and art, examining the relationships between digital and physical elements. Utilising a variety of tools and mediums, she explores these possibilities made through or countered by technology.


Jevon Chandra (b. 1991) is a Singapore-based, Indonesia-born transdisciplinary artist and designer. Through time and context-bound installations and interventions, his works estimate moments of doubt and belief, such as present in acts of care, love, and faith. Currently, he is an active member of Singapore-based socially-engaged art collective Brack. Across collaborative projects, he works towards conceiving his practice as a long-term endeavour sustained by honesty, decency, and patience.



Creative concept: Natalie Alexandra Tse, Jevon Chandra, Lynette Quek

Composer: Natalie Alexandra Tse 

Sound Designers: Natalie Alexandra Tse, Lynette Quek

Multimedia designer: Jevon Chandra

Systems design: Lynette Quek 

Animator: Lim Jia Ying

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