Paper Boat

22 04 2012

by TheatreStrays
Conceived and Devised by Elizabeth de Roza and Shelly Quick
Participatory Performance and Installation
Marina Bay Sands’ ArtScience Museum
27, 28 & 29 April 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Photo courtesy of TheatreStrays

Photo courtesy of TheatreStrays

For the closing of the Titanic: the Artifact Exhibition at the Marina Bay Sands’ ArtScience Museum, the audiences will have the chance to set sail in a participatory performance and installation, Paper Boat.

Paper Boat is an attempt to create theatre in which true human connection can transpire. It is a journey of collective excavation, an invitation to listen and be listened to. Inspired by the childhood game of making paper boats and floating them down canals and drains, both artist and audience will anonymously make and write “confessions” on paper boats, sharing their hopes, dreams, desires, shames and secrets. Each person’s ‘confession’/’gift’ will transform into a part of the performance and physical space.

Earlier versions of Paper Boat took place in communities within Myanmar and Brazil and demonstrated the transformative power of performance. Recently, it was co-presented by Esplanade Theatres on the Bay as part of their Studio Series.

This performance is free for all museum ticket holders. To secure your tickets to the last weekend of the Titanic, click here

Museum Rendezvous: Andy Warhol in Southeast Asia

19 04 2012

A Public Forum
Marina Bay Sands’ ArtScience Museum
28 April 2012, Saturday, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Ma Ling by Jahan Loh

Museum Rendezvous aims to engage the audiences of the ArtScience Museum in a dialogue reflecting the crossings between Art and Science. Museum Rendez-Vous: will explore the theme “Andy Warhol in Southeast Asia” in response to the current AndyWarhol: 15 Minutes Eternal exhibition.

Panelist comprise of Lise Macdonald, Senior Project Manager at the ArtScience Museum; Jane Allan, Dean of Faculty for the Creative Industries, LASALLE College of the Arts; and Singaporean artist, JahanLoh.

Audiences will have the opportunity to get an inside story from the Senior Project Manager of the ArtScience Museum about the making of the Andy Warhol exhibition and the parallel exhibition on the pop artist’s influence in Southeast Asia.

Art historian, Allan, who steered jointly with the ArtScience Museum, the art competition for aspiring artists from LASALLE will give an insight to the process of selection undertaken by the curatorial team in search for the new breed of pop icons.

To offer a creative perspective, Singaporean bred Jalan Loh will tell us more about Andy Warhol’s influence on his works and what is it with Ma Ling that attracted his artistic instincts.

If you are interested in Andy Warhol, pop art, creative process and canned goods, join us on 28 April 2012, 3:00-4:00 p.m. at the ArtScience Museum.

This public forum is co-organised by Belarmino&Partners and the ArtScience Museum.

Museum Rendezvous: Tales of the Sea

2 04 2012

A Public Forum
Marina Bay Sands’ ArtScience Museum
14 April 2012, Saturday, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Museum Rendezvous aims to engage the audiences of the ArtScience Museum in a dialogue reflecting the crossings between art and science. For its fourth edition, Museum Rendezvous: will explore the theme “Tales of the Sea” in response to the current Titanic: the Artifact Exhibition.   On the centenary anniversary of Titanic, this forum will touch on different stories reflecting on man’s relationship with the sea.

Discussants comprise of Singaporean medical doctor, Jiang Lei; Swedish marine insurance broker, Jens Ringefelt; and Norwegian visual artist, Martin Mörck.  As the people living in the 21st Century, the speakers provide a real life experiences about their personal and professional encounters with the water.

The young doctor will share a touching story of survival and camaraderie on board the yacht that was hit by a big storm in the middle of the pacific. What actually happens during such life threatening moments?  When going into the open sea, does one really imagine accidents like hitting an iceberg? Facing darkness with the sudden splash of gigantic waves attacking the vessel? What about other surprise visitors?  Do you have to stay awake throughout your journey? Who and what do you have to look out for in the vast waters? The guest marine insurance broker will enlighten us about a part of his work providing ship owners access to insurance against piracy in the form of War Risks and Kidnap & Ransom policies, which are now standard issue for all vessels transiting through high-risk areas.

And to calm us back down in recollection of memories of the past as we look into the present, the fisherman and life long sailor turned artist will talk about his collaborative film with Mikisoq Lynge about an abandoned industrial fishing site, which has been the resting place of fishermen in Greenland for over 50 years. Do you really have to sink beneath the ocean to image the cold waters that engulfed hundreds of life on board the Titanic.  What about those who live and survive in wharfs of the water day in day out? The artist will share his film with hope of bringing serenity and being in dialogue with a community of people living around and beyond the resting place for hundreds if not thousands of fishermen working in the cold sea.

The audiences can expect to hear about their personal encounters as well as their professional paths driven by the unpredictable mass of tides covering the surface we live in.

This public forum is co-organised by Belarmino&Partners for the Marina Bay Sands ArtScience Museum.

Interested to sign-up for the discussion? Email< on or before 10 April. Limited seats available.

For more information on tickets to the exhibition, visit the ArtScience Museum website.