Poop! by The Finger Players, Victoria Theatre, 20 – 22 October
A man dies. His widow grieves. His mother laughs out loud because to her, death is merely a joke. His 8 year old daughter wonders, “When is life worth living; when is death worth celebrating?”
A Design Film Festival 2017 by Anonymous, 20 – 29 October, Capitol Theatre
A Design Film Festival (DFF), Asia’s first film festival dedicated to screening films that focus on design and its subculture, is making its return in Singapore for the seventh edition. Since the inception of DFF in 2010, the festival has seen over 100,000 attendees in more than 10 cities worldwide including New York, Portland, Berlin, Seoul and Bangkok. The 2016 edition of the film festival in Singapore was attended by a record-setting 11,700 people. Founded and organised by design studio Anonymous, DFF remains an independent initiative with no corporate sponsorships or government funding.
The Wind Came Home by Both Sides Now, 18 Oct – 5 Nov, various locations
Both Sides, Now is a community engagement project about what it means to live well, and leave well. Dying is a natural part of life, but many of us are afraid to talk about it. How can we get closer to this topic, regardless of our age? How should we plan for this chapter of our journey with our loved ones? The Wind Came Home will kick off the third edition of Both Sides, Now. It’s a puppetry performance told from the point of view of a stray cat that tells the story of an elderly couple struggling to make end-of-life choices.
ArtScience Late: CAKE, 19 October, ArtScience Museum
A Litany of Broken Prayer & Promise is a highly expressive multisensory performance piece featuring Singapore’s foremost contemporary performance-makers across disciplines. Performer Sharda Harrison and performance artist/music frontman Rizman Putra take to the stage, with cutting edge multimedia artist Brian Gothong Tan and sound artist Kiat from Syndicate. Conceived and directed by Natalie Hennedige of CAKE in collaboration with ARTFACTORY and CAKE’s in-house design team neontights led by Nizam Supardi, Litany becomes a dreamlike expression of creation and destruction encapsulating a kind of Adam, a kind of Eve and the trials of human existence as an ever-unfolding narrative. More information.
Celebrating Life, Visual Arts Centre (VAC), 21 – 22 October
Capturing the intimate portraits of people on death row and the methods of execution, Toshi Kazama brings an unflinchingly personal look into the realities of this system and its form in the USA and Taiwan. It is said that we find the true precious value of life only in the reflection of death, in all its forms. Join in on a weekend of reflection on this veteran photographer’s work which asks us if there is any value in killing a human being.
Free admission. More information.
Lepak Readings: Those who are the last by Yuzuru Maeda, Independent Archive Ltd., 21 October, 2pm
“Those Who Are The Last” is a durational music performance with zentai (5 hours). Yuzuru Maeda has been staying in Singapore for 12 years since she joined LASALLE College of Arts, Singapore in 2009 for Bachelor of the Arts program in music composition. Since graduation, the artist has embarked on performing music and improvisation and making video, installation and performance art with Zentai. She uses Zentai, the Japanese sub-culture to investigate identity, individuality and collective energy in the environment.
In the performance, she will perform music with a mountain of 40 zentai dolls and she is asking audiences to ‘adopt’ these zentai dolls. When all the dolls are taken away by audiences, she will finish the performance. More information.
Note: All information is correct at the time of publication. Please confirm directly with the organisers/event websites. ArtsEquator is not responsible for any changes to the schedule of events. If you have an event you’d like us to highlight, please email events[at]artsequator.com.