Saturday, August 07, 2004
Taksu 2004 Group Show
August 13th 2004
Singaporean and Singapore-based artists Olga Polunin and Mileno Prvacki take part.
Friday, August 06, 2004
Multi-disciplinary sound concert and album launch by PINK ARK.
Performance Venue: The Black Box, Theatreworks.
Date and Time: 8PM, Friday, 20th August 2004.
Duration: approximately one and a half hour.
Tickets: $10 per person.
Tickets are available for sale at The Substation Box Office
(Opening hours: Monday to Friday 12 – 8:30 pm, Tel: 6337 7800)
For more information, please contact Urich Lau Hp: e-mail: Type pink_ark and followed by @lycos.com
PINK ARK the latest sound collective in town, will be
launching their inaugural album of their anticipated sound
works and they will be presenting a one-night cross-disciplinary
concert with sound and installation art. Invited artists,
Nuradiah Ali and Isrizal will be performing voice improvisations
and Autopilot will be jamming with video manipulations.
Catch PINK ARK’s subliminal soundscapes and spatial visuals
and come experience for yourself a performance that blows
your mind away.
The fundamental theme behind the artistic production of
PINK ARK is to encourage artistic collaborations between
artists who are open to exploring their art forms with cross-
disciplinary practices. Through this process, the sound collective
hopes to develop new methods and insights from their art practices and
at the same time, establish the possibilities of new contemporary art forms.
Pink Ark is a sound collective formed by artists, Urich Lau, Zulkifle Mahmod and kAI (Lam Hoi Lit) as an extension of their art practices in the medium of installation, video and live performances. The idea for this cross-disciplinary practice came about when Zul and kAI got together to discuss the possibilities of sound productions based on their respective art practices. Both artists had come from sculpture background and have been practicing three-dimensional art since 1995. At the same time, Urich who have a background in painting, had earlier explored with cross-disciplinary practice with dancers and musicians, was roped in to be part of the creative direction of this sound-based initiative.
Pink Ark is a respond by the founding members to explore the sensibilities of sound production in the field of visual art practice. The group seeks to invite artistic collaborations from practitioners of various backgrounds (in and out of the art context) to expand the possibilities of sound production, through spontaneous manipulation of assorted sounds and the fusion of projected live and recorded sounds, as a collaborative form to promote cross-disciplinary practices. Pink Ark aims to raise a heightened appreciation in the field of audio and visual arts practice as a total experience.
The collective’s name, Pink Ark, came about through the circumstances when the founding members first met to live and work together in late 2002 at their current workspace, Studio 19. The studio’s interior was originally painted with different shades of pink where the artists were going through a formative year as a collective of independent artists sharing ideas and working together. The Ark in Islamic and Biblical notions is a vessel of salvation, built by a man before Christ’s time. He had visions of a big flood that will engulf earth therefore he embarked on a mission to built a monumental sea vehicle that was to be self-sufficient in every needs in order to survive the traumatic punishment of the big flood on human kind. The Ark in this context, has a reference to religious connotations, but Pink Ark aims not to be inclined to such moralistic religious affairs, but in fact is using this periodic story to illustrate its spirit of strength and endurance as a philosophy of it’s artistic productions.
UTTERLY ART cordially invites you to the opening of
Red + White = Pink
an alternative art exhibition
Thursday 5th August 2004 7 pm
Utterly Art Exhibition Space
208 South Bridge Road 2nd Level, Singapore 058757
Tel: 6226 2605 E-mail: Type utterlyart and followed by @pacific.net.sg
Mon-Sat 11.30 am - 8 pm
Sun 12 noon - 5.30 pm
The exhibition runs to Sunday 15th August 2004.
The exhibition addresses adult themes of an alternative nature and is for mature audiences only.
8 East Coast Drive
Creative clay modeling and drawing classes for children in Singapore being offered by Garie Sim
Email: Type garie followed by @starhub.net.sg
Phone: 065 63449800
Global City and Civil Society: Why do Culture and the Arts Matter?
A Talk IN ENGLISH BY Professor Lung Ying-tai
Why do culture and the arts matter in the development
of a global city and civil society? What is the role
of cultural policy?
Professor Lung Ying-tai is Visiting Professor at the
School of Humanities & Social Sciences, NTU. She is
one of the most widely-read cultural critics in the Chinese-speaking world. Being a prolific writer since the 1980s, Prof Lung is respected in the global Chinese community for her incisive criticism on culture and society.
More on Professor Lung's biography and
information on this event, please visit WITAS news webpage: http://www.witas.org/forums_events/news/index.php
School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University and
Singapore Art Museum
Associate Professor Kwok Kian Woon
Vice-Dean, HSS, NTU
DATE: 14 August 2004, Saturday
TIME: 2pm ¡V 4pm
VENUE: Singapore Art Museum
71 Bras Basah Road
Administrator, on behalf of WITA
HaKaren Art Gallery
A special 'live' performance of portraiture
6 & 7th August 2004 (Friday & Saturday)
Model sittings 11.30am - 12.30pm 1.30 - 2.30pm
Tanglin Shopping Centre #01-49
*Models have been pre-selected
Well-established in Singapore and China, and highly sought after for her unique style and portrayal of children, Xue Dai’s paintings are enthusiastically acquired by private collectors all over the world from Dubai to the United States. In addition to her own creations, she is often sought out to work on private and special commissions – portraits of children and families, even adults and brides – infusing the distinct characteristics of her portrayed individuals with her romantic sentiments, enchanting style and colours.
Commissioning of private portraits by request.
For enquiries, please contact Ms Nadia Ng.
HaKaren Art Gallery
19 Tanglin Road
#02-43 Tanglin Shopping Centre
T. (65) 6733 3382 F. (65) 6735 9709
E. Type enquiries followed by @hakaren.com
S O M
A dance solo by DANIEL K
in collaboration with CHUAN + CYRIL WONG
If I watch you for long enough, I could disappear completely.
When I dance like this, I am not myself.
In this dream, everything is in slow motion.
In this absence, I could be anybody’s dream.
You have been watching me.
You have been watching me for a long time.
Free Admission | (Sat) 14 Aug, 10pm | Mox Bar (21 Tanjong Pagar Rd)
HONG KONG - Presented by E-Side Modern Dance Company
HK$100 per entry | (Fri) 20 + (Sat) 21 Aug, 8pm | Ngau Chi Wan Civics Centre (Theatre)
DANIEL K studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College in London under the Public Service Commission Scholarship. An Associate Artist of The Substation, he completed a Choreography in Contemporary Dance course at the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance as well as Choreological Studies at Birkbeck College. His work straddles contemporary dance and the visual arts via a sculptural context. With The Substation, he has presented Melatonin at DanceSpace 2002. He also staged Anaglyphs, a collaboration with visual artist Khiew, at The Substation Gallery in Mar 2003. Following on from Melatonin, he presented Melatonin2 at the Esplanade Theatre Studio and in Tokyo as part of the Little Asia Theatre Exchange network in 2003.
CYRIL WONG is the author of four collections of poetry in Singapore.
CHUAN obtained a Masters in Composition (Studio Pathway) at Goldsmiths College, and is currently a research student, PhD in Composition, at Goldsmiths College.
If you are in either country, do come and catch this performance!
Sponsored by the National Arts Council, Singapore
Supported by The Substation & E-Side Modern Dance Company (Hong Kong)
Tuesday, August 03, 2004
Introducing Plastique Kinetic Worms’ upcoming event – an interdisciplinary production, consisting of two parts: the performance If the Universe, between Circle and Ellipse, Slips and the sound and visual exhibition Sounds Like Mirrors.
WHAT IS IT?
Text, sound, visual art and movement converge in an exploration of the shifting poles of power between self and other. The shape of the work spins within the tension of the circle and ellipse, where negative yields into positive space, image into anti-image, word into sound into gesture into image into moment of experience.
The works occupy and unite the spaces of two shophouses, 61 & 63 Kerbau Road (home to Plastique Kinetic Worms) at Little India’s Arts Belt.
Performances on 3,4,5 August. at 8 p.m.
a contribution of $5 per person at the door will be appreciated to help defray production costs.
Visual and sound exhibition on till 7 August. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The work is conceived and directed by interdisciplinary artist, Susie Lingham. Susie, known for her idiosyncratic approach, was last heard in, Feedback, in One Breath, a text and soundwork for the ‘Loudhailer Park’ at Asian Comments, Copenhagen, Demark (2002). She also wrote an equation of vulnerability, a book produced in collaboration with visual artist, Suzann Victor, which was published by the former Contemporary Asian Arts Centre, Singapore (2002). This month, Susie has taken time off her PhD research to pull together a dynamic local team of promising emergent talents and accomplished practitioners in various art disciplines from visual art to performance, for this unusual production.
You could describe it as a rare moment in contemporary art, a paradoxically ‘baroque minimalist’ experience. An aubergine-coloured hall of art-mirrors; claustrophobic steely soundscape; stark lighting; a “staircase creature” in severe flame-coloured taffeta with a train over two-and-a-half metres long; one pair of illuminated talking heads in dialogue with two bodies in elasticized orbit around each other.
Plastique Kinetic Worms is proud to present this alternative art performance, If the Universe, between Circle and Ellipse, Slips; and the sound and visual exhibition, Sounds Like Mirrors.