ArtScience Late

12 05 2014

Curated by Vanini Belarmino
ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands
May 2014-January 2015


“ArtScience Museum is constantly exploring new ideas to find the convergence between art and science in our world. ArtScience Late does exactly that by presenting innovative pieces by outstanding performers who work at the intersection of art, technology and science. “

                                      Honor Harger, Executive Director of ArtScience Museum


Belarmino&Partners Singapore is proud to announce that Vanini Belarmino has been commissioned by ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands to curate its new monthly programming series, ArtScience Late.   For one Thursday a month,ArtScience Museum will transform itself into a night-time destination. From May 2014 until January 2015 ArtScience Late will showcase interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration between international artists, from choreographers and musicians to visual artists. For one Thursday a month, visitors can enjoy these ground-breaking performances that promise to captivate arts enthusiasts with original and thought-provoking material.

Kicking off the series on 22 May are Singaporean beat boxer Charles “Stitch” Wong and video artist Quincy Teofisto of Achtung! Achtung!. The public will also be able to catch original performances by other international artists such as Eisa Jocson from the Philippines, who will be working with Japanese-French collective, Composit teamed by Shunsuke Francois Nanjo, Kensuke Christophe Nanjo & Nicolas Charbonnier; and Singaporean experimental creator Urich Lau, who will be collaborating with sound andperformance artist Kai Lam and Japanese musician Yuzuru Maeda as part of the nine- month series.

Entry is complimentary, and ArtScience Museum will be opened until 10pm for every ArtScience Late event.


9 Thursdays

7 05 2014

ArtScience Late
Site-Specific and Live Performances
Curated by Vanini Belarmino
ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands
May 2014- January 2015


Eisa Jocson © Tine Declerck

Happening only on one Thursday each month, the infanticipation for a series of 9 curated site-specific and live performances will take place between May 2014 and January 2015 at ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands. This interdisciplinary art happening is geared to create a space for interaction, collaboration and experimentation.

Over 9 Thursdays, a concoction of creative energies emanating from bodies to instruments are expected to collide: beat boxer in tandem with a VJ; performance artist, classical musician + experimental & sound art; musical sculptures & a vocalist;  performance technology artist + heartbeat projection; a choreographer & the Adonis trio; a baritone saxophone & a kaleidoclock phone application; a contemporary dancer & a video paint roller; an interactive light & a spoken word artist; an energized pole & electrifying performer.

Featured artists: Florian Baron, Chey Chankethya, Composit teamed by Shunsuke Francois Nanjo, Christophe Nanjo & Nicholas Charbonnier, Elemento, Bani Haykal,  Eisa Jocson , Kai Lam, Urich Lau , Wawi Navarroza, Tim O’Dwyer, Lirio Salvador, Andreas SchlegelBlake Shaw of Sweatshoppe , Eko Supriyanto, Solo Dance Studio, Charles “Stitch” Wong, Quincy Teofisto of Achtung! Acthung!, Yuzuru Maeda & Fuyuki Yamakawa.

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Curatorial Dive in Hipster Town

12 08 2013

Brooklyn, New York
5-20 August 2013


©Joseph Pe

Belarmino&Partners’ Managing Director, Vanini Belarmino takes a leap into a new artistic adventure with her long-term collaborator, creative media artist, Joseph Pe.

The multi-tasking duo is embarking on a dance-film project and an online art platform.  Breathing in the Brooklyn vibe, the tandem sees a constellation of infinite ideas in their work process.

This curatorial dive has been made possible with the generous support of Mr. Ken Parkinson.


14 06 2013

Devised by Elizabeth de Roza and Shelly Quick of Theatre Strays
Participatory Performance and Installation
17 June 2013, Monday, 19:00

Paper Boat in Berlin, June 2013 © Ruthe Zuntz

Paper Boat in Berlin, June 2013 © Ruthe Zuntz

For the closing of the Intimate Moments at the PLATOON KUNSTHALLE, 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, Singapore and Brazil. It demonstrated the transformative power of performance.


Intimate Moments: Flooding in the Time of Drought@AEDES

12 06 2013

A Film by Sherman Ong
Closing Programme of the Asia-Pacific Weeks 2013
In partnership with AEDES East NPO and Asian Hot Shots
14 June 2013, Friday, 18:00-22:30
ANCB The Metropolitan Laboratory, Christinenstr, 18-19 (Pfefferberg) 10119 Berlin

Malaysia, Singapore | 2009 | 184 min | Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Tagalog, Mandarin, German Japanese, Korean, Thai, Malay, Hokkien | English subtitles | HD


What if Singapore’s water supply suddenly runs dry?

This docu-narrative fusion depicts the lives of foreign immigrants as they face an impending water crisis. Amidst this drought, a cast of non-professional actors grapple with their foibles, fantasies, and broken romances. Touching on issues as diverse as ethnic discrimination, ritual beliefs, World War II, and racial tensions in post-’97 riots Indonesia, the film explores how ingrained problems are transported along with migrant communities.

“A full-length feature with many documentary elements follows eight immigrant couples in Singapore who play scenes from their lives, often shot in their small dwellings. These immigrants are the basis of Singapore’s success, but get the hardest knocks when things go wrong. A film with an unusual length and an unusual form. It’s twice as long as a normal feature and made in two parts. It’s not a documentary, but has many elements of one. The film follows eight couples of immigrants in today’s Singapore. In this way, a lot is made clear about the political and social situation of Singapore, of which the flourishing economy is largely dependent on guest workers. Instead of interviewing the immigrants, the film maker has them play scenes from their own lives. A fiction film, but much more realistic than usual. Another fictional element in the film is the introduction of a water crisis in Singapore. It’s the immigrants who have most problems with this. For a large part, the film is set in the small dwellings where the various immigrant couples live. And also in other regards, the film maker works down to the square centimetre.” – Gertjan Zulhoif, Rotterdam

Intimate Moments @ PLATOON KUNSTHALLE Berlin

27 05 2013

An Interdisciplinary Art Exchange Project
Supported by the Singapore International Foundation
A Project by Vanini Belarmino (Singapore) and Nelja Stump (Berlin)
Berlin, Germany
11-17 June 2013

Persil in the wind © Ruthe Zuntz, Singapore 2012

Persil in the wind © Ruthe Zuntz, Singapore 2012

 Intimate Moments is an interdisciplinary art project focusing on the creative process contained within cross-cultural exchanges.  Curated by Vanini Belarmino and Nelja Stump, it will bring to life a breathing exhibition and a series of performances in Berlin on 11-17 June 2013. It will feature artists from Singapore: Chow Chee Yong, Urich Lau, Sherman Ong, Elizabeth De Roza & Shelly Quick of Theatre Strays and Andree Weschler, Intimate Moments seeks to capture nuances from the two different cities through artistic confrontations and face-to-face encounter between the artists from Singapore and the community of creative minds and audiences in Berlin.

As part of the initial process of getting acquainted with the life in both cities, Intimate Moments will open the exhibition at the PLATOON KUNSTHALLE Factory presenting time-based works that will embrace active contributions and reactions from the city.  During the week, the audiences can expect to see intimate stories about Singapore through the installations, photography, film screenings, video and live performances. Presented by Belarmino&Partners in cooperation with Nomadics by Tristesse Deluxe and PLATOON KUNSTHALLE, this initiative is realised as part of the Asia-Pacific Weeks 2013. It received generous support from the Singapore International Foundation.

 Activities at a Glance
11 June 2013

  • Opening Intimate Moments, the Exhibition @ PLATOON KUNSTHALLE The Factory, Featuring Chow Chee Yong, Urich Lau, Sherman Ong, Elizabeth de Roza, Shelly Quick and Andree Weschler, 18:30 
  • Berlin meets Singapore Opening Live Performance with Martini Brös, Schockglatze, Sebastian Purfürst, Bella Berlin, Nelja Stump, AADK, 19:00-22:00 

13 June 2013

  • Date with a Berliner, each of the artists from Singapore will be paired with a local artist from Berlin.  This is an open plan activity.  The artists will have to decide for themselves how spend the moments together.

14 June 2013

  • Hairy Virgin by Andree Weschler accompanied by Chow Chee Yong and Ruthe Zuntz, 15:00-17:30
  • Flooding in the time of drought by Sherman Ong in cooperation with Asian Hot Shots @ AEDES, 18:00-22:30

17 June 2013

  • Paper Boat, Performance-Installation @ The Factory, Devised by Elizabeth de Roza &  Shelly Quick of Theatre Strays , 19:00


Intimate Moments@ Welt Museum Wien

13 05 2013

Intimate Moments Flyer_Last copy

Intimate Moments for Vienna is a weekend of dance and film programme featuring works by Southeast Asian artists developed by Vanini Belarmino in response to the current exhibition of the Museum of Ethnology “Dance Creation. Asia’s Mythical Past and Living Present.“

The line-up presenting a combination of dance-film screenings by Sherman Ong and Masahiro Sugano alongside a solo performance by Unita Gaye Galiluyo aspire to highlight the current thinking and reflection of contemporary dance practice in Asia by Asian artists.  The attempts to bring into consciousness that dance in Asia is alive and has grown from within and beyond the confines of tradition.

Intimate Moments is a series of artistic encounters and cultural exchange initiative organised by Belarmino&Partners Singapore. It received generous support from the Singapore International Foundation.

Programme @ Weltmuseum Wien
23 May
Neang Neak (Serpent Goddess)
3 min50 sec / HD Color / 2012
A Khmer Arts Studio Revolt Production
Director, Cinematographer & Editor: Masahiro Sugano
Choreographer: Sophiline Cheam Shapiro
Dancer: Keo Kuntearom

Dancing the Love – A trilogy of dance films (2003, 2010 and 2011)
80’| Indonesian, Malay und Mandarin
A Production of 13 Little Pictures 
Director: Sherman Ong

24 May
Re-psyche-ling by Unita Gaye Galiluyo
30 minutes
A Solo Dance Performance followed by an Artist/Curator’s Talk