Monday, March 03, 2003
Virtual Reality of Everyday Life
Dr Irina Aristarkhova leads a discussion of Strange Days, a film which explores immersive virtual reality technologies and their impact on 'everyday life', through reading notions of 'reality' in Descartes and Zizek.
Date & Time: 8 March 2003 (sat), 10am – 1pm
Venue: Cyberarts studio, Old Admin Building, Level 5
No. of Participants: 40 (Registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis)
To register for the Film/ video series, please provide your name, department and email address by 5 Mar 2003.
We look forward to your participation.
Cheng Pek Kuan
University Scholars Programme
UTTERLY ART cordially invites you to the opening reception of
Krishnan's unique mastery of the ballpoint pen
Guest of Honour: His Excellency Dato' Hamidon Ali,
Malaysian High Commissioner to Singapore
Thursday 6th March 2002 7.30 pm
Utterly Art Exhibition Space
208 South Bridge Road 2nd Level, Singapore 058757
Tel: 6226 2605 E-mail: email@example.com
Mon-Sat 11.30 am - 8 pm Sun 12 noon - 5.30 pm
The exhibition runs through to 14th March.
Art is in Krishnan s/o Karuppiah’s blood, and ink runs through his veins. Developing a singular facility with the ballpoint pen for over thirty years, Krishnan creates predominantly abstract art that is at once organic and geometric, using lines that are bold yet fluid, with colours that are intense yet soft. His unique medium of ink, infused frequently with pigments of other media, pulsates with a gentle vibrancy of its own. Human and animal forms dissolve into curvaceous flourishes, which in turn flow into suggestive landscapes and angular shapes. In his art, you will find the culture of India where he studied, the spirit of his homeland in Malaysia and the progressiveness of Singapore where he now works. Above all, you will find the sparkle of a soul of gentility, humility and humanity.
WITA Website 'Soft'-launch
Saturday 8 March, 7pm
35 Puay Hee Road, Singapore 348139
Finally, finally, the WITA website will be launched on Saturday 8 March, earmarked by the UN as International Women's Day. To reiterate our aims and objectives :
WITA stands for Women In The Arts and it is a volunteer group of individuals taking equal responsibility to provide a support network for women artists based in Singapore.
The website aims to establish a more permanent space for young and established art-practitioners, document women artists who have contributed to the Singapore arts scene and to provide world-wide access to the Wita archive for research. It features an archive of nearly 40 art practitioners and their works, a listing of the on-going Witalk series and publicity on Wita projects. The success of the website or Wita for that matter depends on all our joint efforts.
Visit our website www.witas.org on Saturday 8 March or better still, come and celebrate together at 35 Puay Hee Road, Singapore 348139 on that evening at 7pm.
The website will go "live" with an informal reception and gathering which we are opening to the public. Instead of the usual bring-something-to-eat-and-drink appeal to members, we are coordinating the food and drinks this time, hopefully with a small monetary donation from all of us to be collected that evening.
Bus directions to get there :
1) From Upper Serangoon Road, bus numbers are :
13, 81, 82, 85, 97, 103, 106, 107, 111, 133, 142, 147, 853, 634, 638 and 85B.
Approaching from direction of city towards Potong Pasir, alight at bus stop
just after PIE Toa Payoh flyover and cross Upper Serangoon Road.
Approaching from direction of Tampines towards city, alight at bus stop just
after the new MRT Potong Pasir station right in front of Advanced
In both cases, turn into Tai Thong Crescent and walk towards Bengawan Solo
or the KopiTiam, turn left into Siang Kuang Avenue and then, immediately
left into Puay Hee Avenue.
2) From Macpherson Road:
8, 61, 64, 65, 66, 90, 125, 151, 154 and 90A.
Approaching from Paya Lebar towards city, alight at the stop just after the
Caltex station, just before the 3 Rifles building. Cross Macpherson Road
using the overhead bridge.
Approaching from city towards Paya Lebar, alight at the stop just in front
of the POSB.
In both cases, walk into Tai Thong Crescent and go past the KopiTiam, turn
right into Siang Kuang Avenue and then, left into Puay Hee Avenue.
Women in the Arts
c/o Telok Kurau Studios Rm 109 , 91 Lorong J, Telok Kurau
Witalk for March 2003
Speaker: 1 Lindy Lee
2 Lim Cheng Tju
Date: 7 March 2003 , Friday
Time: 7.00 pm
Venue: Telok Kurau Studios Room 109,
Lorong J, 91 Telok Kurau , Singapore
About the speaker:
Lindy Lee is a visual artist who also teaches at the Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney. Her work explores notions of authenticity and the fluidity of identity. Being a first generation Chinese Australian, Lee says that living between two cultures, she never felt she quite fit in any of the established social frameworks. According to Lee, the ‘living in between’ is the formative experience for many Australians and is drive behind what is vitally creative in this country. Her work plays with the relationship between originals and copies, selfhood and the integration of both Eastern and Western experiences in a single perspective. Lindy Lee has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally and her work in included in most major public Australian collections. Some significant exhibitions include Perspecta '85 AGNSW; Biennale of Sydney, 1986;Artistspace New York! ; Strangers in Paradise: Contemporary Australian Art to Korea, 1992; Prospect'93 Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany; Spirit and Place, MCA, Sydney, 1997 and Bright and Shining, Australian Embassy, Tokyo 1999.
Lim Cheng Tju is a junior college history teacher who writes about the arts, popular culture and politics. His articles on cartooning in Singapore have appeared in the Southeast Asia Journal of Social Science, Teaching and Learning, Journal of Popular Culture and the International Journal of Comic Art. He has presented papers on comic art at the International Association for Media and Communication Research Conference and the Popular Culture Association Annual Conference.
Cheng Tju will discuss the history of Chinese Cartoons (Manhua) and its relation with the political development in Singapore.