Seeing through Unpredictability

6 11 2014

A talk with curator Vanini Belarmino on collaboration and curating bodies
Java Café, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
12 November, Wednesday, 6:00 p.m.

©Ruthe Zuntz

Vanini Belarmino is a producer, curator and writer trained in theatre arts, art history, European cultural policy and management. Moving between Singapore and Berlin as an arts consultant, her work is centered on creative collaboration. She is the Founder and Managing Director of Belarmino&Partners and has been commissioned by the ArtScience Museum of Singapore to curate their ArtScience Late program.

Vanini is currently working with Chey Chankethya, Artistic Director of Amrita Performing Arts, to develop the newest collaboration: Transporting Rituals for ArtScience Late.





Transporting Rituals for ArtScience Late

31 10 2014

A Collaborative Performance by Chey Chankethya and Blake Shaw
ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands
20 November 2014, 8:00 & 9:00 p.m.

© Isaac Oboka

Rituals are part of everyone’s daily life regardless of cultures and backgrounds. Classically Khmer-trained dancer, Chey Chankethya together with American new media artist, Blake Shaw will explore the process of transporting these rituals from Phnom Penh to Singapore. The first time collaborators will attempt to marry traditional choreographic styles with new media through a series of artistic experimentations. Leveraging on visual layering, the duo will investigate and capture the body on empty spaces and/or ruined buildings in Cambodia.

The audiences will be invited to take part in the exploration of the body in space, by employing the acts of imitation, improvisation and imagination.

This durational performance will explore the parallel actions transported in the two cities.

Entry is complimentary and on a first come first served basis. ArtScience Museum will be opened until 10pm for every ArtScience Late event.

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The organisers would like to thank the following for their support in realising this project: Amrita Performing Arts, Sweatshoppe, Java Arts, Fred Frumberg, Rithisal Kang & Dana Langois.





Inside the Saxophone for ArtScience Late

4 10 2014

Performance by Tim O’Dwyer & Florian Baron
ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands
16 October 2014
7:45 & 9:00 p.m.

Kaleidoclock © Florian Baron

Kaleidoclock © Florian Baron

Inside the Saxophone is an exploratory performance featuring saxophonist, Tim O’Dwyer and filmmaker, Florian Baron, bringing music and visual culture together.

O’Dwyer will play modular improvisations employing electronics and loops diffused throughout four channels surrounding the stage. Using Baron’s new media work Kaleidoclock, the narrative of sound that travels inside the saxophone will be revealed in varying angles on real time.

Collaborating for the first time, the Singapore-based composer-performer and German artist will articulate their creative dialogue through this experimentation series, magnified in the form of sound and images.

Entry is complimentary and on a first come first served basis. ArtScience Museum will be opened until 10pm for every ArtScience Late event.

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Body as Object for ArtScience Late

29 08 2014

 

Choreography by Eko Supriyanto
Performances by Solo Dance Studio
11 September 2014, 8:30 p.m.

©Pandji Vascodagama

©Pandji Vascodagama

A museum is generally known as a structure, building or institution that exhibits objects of historical, scientific, cultural or artistic value. In this site-specific performance “Body as Object,” Indonesian choreographer, Eko Supriyanto employs the architectural backdrop of ArtScience Museum’s rain oculus to play and display the statue-like bodies of his three male dancers from Solo Dance Studio. Individually adorned with Bornean-inspired traditional tattoos, each dancer reveals a collection of narratives about crossing of traditional and contemporary cultures over this one-hour choreographic exhibition.

 Renowned for their extensive vocabulary of contemporary dance techniques rooted in classical Javanese tradition, this transformative imagery of bodies as objects – the dancers – articulate an alternative exhibition format to the audiences of ArtScience Late as they move along the core of the museum’s structure where metal, water & air all meet.

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In a Heartbeat for ArtScience Late

11 08 2014

In a Heartbeat for ArtScience Late
Performance by Fuyuki Yamakawa
ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands
21 August 2014, 8:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

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You’ll feel your heart thumping but you’ll never get to see it. From an internal to an external instrument- the body to the gadgets allow others to see how Fuyuki Yamakawa’s heart is beating. Visualised through the use of light bulbs connected to the stethoscope attached on his chest, Yamakawa employs the full faculties of his body and voice to bring to life a performance concert installation.

This is a performance new media concert that will combine throat singing, guitar, percussion and heartbeat projection. 

Entry is complimentary and on a first come first served basis. ArtScience Museum will be opened until 10pm for every ArtScience Late event.

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Sandata for ArtScience Late

18 06 2014
Performance by Elemento & Wawi Navarroza
ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands
24 July 2014, 8:30 & 9:15 p.m.

 

"Sandata ng Espasyo 2"/Assemblage/Lirio Salvador 2011. Image courtesy of Drawing Room

“Sandata ng Espasyo 2″/Assemblage/Lirio Salvador 2011.
Image courtesy of Drawing Room

 

Musician and visual artist Lirio Salvador has been creating musical instruments from found objects and scrap materials for over two decades. The extensive body of work called ‘Sandata’ will be used by Elemento during their performance at July’s ArtScience Late. They will be joined by vocalist Wawi Navarroza.

Entry is complimentary and on a first come first served basis. ArtScience Museum will be opened until 10pm for every ArtScience Late event.

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Life Circuit for ArtScience Late

2 06 2014

Collaborative performance by Urich Lau, Kai Lam and Yuzuru Maeda
ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands
12 June 2014, 8:30-9:45 p.m.

 

Life Circuit © Urich Lau

Life Circuit © Urich Lau

 

Life Circuit is an improvised and collaborative performance that navigates through the intersections of performance, video, music, new media, and sound art.  Singaporean artist Urich Lau initiates the collaboration with sound artist Kai Lam and Japanese performer Yuzuru Maeda in the creation of a live video performance installation.  The trio will establish a space for interactivity between their physicality and the gadgets.

Life Circuit is an on-going creation that leverages on the layering of visual and sound from the video and audio wearable gadgets, reconstructed from industrial safety equipment such as welding goggles, gas mask and earmuffs. These gadgets replace the visual, audible and vocal senses of perception and expression.

The work also uses live-feed images and sounds to link to other devices and displays, capturing elements found within the audiences and spaces. Altering human functionality and interactivity, the artist forms a ‘circuit’ between the audience, medium, moving images and sounds.

Entry is complimentary and on a first come first served basis. ArtScience Museum will be opened until 10pm for every ArtScience Late event.

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