Saturday, January 29, 2005
First, I would like to thank many of you for coming and supporting our last opening of Russel Wong. We raised total of $51,000 for Red Cross that evening. Without you, we could not have done it. Thank you.
On 4 February, we will have the honour and privilege of having Mrs. Goh Chok Tong to open Srihadi's exhibition. The works created at STPI are truly exceptional and I am sure you will enjoy them so please do come.
Wishing you all an early Happy Lunar New Year!
Artist exploring gender and lesbian issues through figurative work. Participated in Red+White=Pink show, 2004
About NOMAD 2005
a) Project Description
NOMAD 2005 will be a multi-sensorial, interactive musico-dramatic production that explores the inter-disciplinary synergies between the different visual and performing arts. The project aims to showcase the artistic talents in the school through the variety of art forms explored in the school’s Creative Art Programme (CAP) and its Arts CCAs. It also aims to push theatrical art in Singapore by exploring interactive theatre with a multi-sensorial approach and hence, providing our students as well as the general public a whole new theatrical experience.
b) Target Audience
-Singapore’s mature theatre-going audience who would be interested in a new theatrical experience.
-Students from other schools, especially schools in the North Zone.
-Friends and family of Ang Mo Kio Secondary School, and by extension,
-Members of the public from the surrounding areas of the school.
c) Plot Elements
As the production aims to provide the opportunity for students to see their dramatic work utilized in a performance, instead of the customary practice of obtaining a script and then getting students to rehearse, the script will be written by students. More specifically, the students involved in the dance and drama CAP in Secondary One and Two will devise the details of the script.
In order to preserve artistic unity and plot direction, the external consultants will work together with the directors of the project to devise a dramatic framework in which students can innovate.
Each student group will be given a set of characters and their characteristics, as well as an outline of what needs to happen in the episode they have been assigned. For example, one of the dance classes will be given the list of central characters and their characteristics, and an outline describing the fact that Character A in the story left his hometown in search of Character B.
Students are free to interpret the relationship between Character A and B and the episodes that happened during the journey. Furthermore, they are free to introduce auxiliary characters and are free to situate it in any context they can think of.
This translates into creative freedom by the students as well as a way of making sure that the sum of all the episodes makes dramatic sense.
The students will bear these parameters in mind when they undergo instruction in dance and drama in the CAP. The dance or skit that they produce at the end of their course must correspond with these elements, and from the various interpretations they create, a best work will be chosen from each class which will be staged as part of the production with the aid of the external drama or dance consultants.
To facilitate the dispersed nature of such a theatrical endeavour, the final experience for the audience is intentionally fragmented.
After being inducted into our theatrical world by a bizarre opening sequence, audiences are invited to make and discover the links between each of these dance or dramatic episodes. All of which culminates in a finale which sums up and ties up the plot disparate elements.
e) Installation Works
Visual artists will be invited to create installation works of any forms, such as sculptural, video, multimedia, light or sound etc that explore many possibilities in the theme of TRAVELLING. The site-specific installation works will be set up at various performing areas where audiences can have direct interaction with the artworks during the performance. Such theatrical experience allows the audiences to experience the interdisciplinary nature of the production and discover the synergies between the visual and performing arts.
Artist-In-School may create an installation work of individual effort or consider collaboration with AMKSS students. He/She will conduct lessons on Installation Art to the students and guide them in the exploration and completion of their artworks. Both Artist-In-School and Guest Artist will work closely with our NOMAD directors (AMKSS), drama and dance instructors to ensure unity of artistic vision in the production.
N O M A D 2 0 0 5
(II) Invitation to Propose
Artists are invited to propose for any of the two posts,
Duration: March & April 2005 NOMAD 2005: 30 July 05Student/Level: Sec 3 / Art Club / IT Club Artist/Student Ratio: 20/classThe Artist will- be given a space to work between March and April.- create a site-specific art installation work based on the given theme for NOMAD.- conduct lessons on site-specific art installation to students.- work closely, when necessary with our NOMAD directors, artistic director, drama and dance instructors to explore the inter-disciplinary synergies between the different art forms and ensure unity of artistic vision in the production.- be involved in NOMAD 2005, which will be held on 29 & 30 July 2005.- showcase his/her installation, students’ installations or collaborative work with students in NOMAD 2005.*This is a tentative arrangement.
More details will be discussed once selection is made.
Nomad 2005: 29 & 30 July 05The Artist will- be invited to participate in our NOMAD 2005 based on their submitted proposal.- create a site specific installation work based on the theme for NOMAD, to be completed by 30 June 2005-.work closely, when necessary with our NOMAD director, artistic director, drama and dance instructors to explore the inter-disciplinary synergies between the different art forms and ensure unity of artistic vision in the production.*This is a tentative arrangement. More details will be discussed once selection is made.
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Ang Mo Kio Secondary School will be organising NOMAD 05 on 30 July. It will be an interactive theatrical experience that involves collaboration between the performing and visual arts.The theme for this performance is 'Travelling'...
You are invited to propose for a site specific installation art by 18 February 2005.Please see attach file for more information and application form. You may contact me for any clarifications.
Please assist us by disseminating the information to your fellow artists.Thank you!
Ng Siok Hoon
Ang Mo Kio Secondary School