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Weekly Picks: Singapore (14 – 20 January 2019)

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The Little Prince In The Dark at Singapore Philatelic Museum, 19 Jan

Explore unique tactile sculptures of The Little Prince In The Dark Collection by Arnaud Nazare-Aga, with visually-impaired guides from Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s Dialogue in the Dark. You’ll be led through a mini-experience of the essential elements of The Little Prince with your sense of touch. Visitors will be blindfolded. They will have an opportunity to converse with guides and gain a better understanding of this unique tactile experience. Instead of just using sight, the visitors’ experience is heightened as tactile signals intensify through the sense of touch. Visitors will get to feel the snake who had eaten an elephant, the long ears of the fox and the wavy hair of the Little Prince, amongst other experiences. Visitors have an opportunity to converse with the DiDsg guides and gain a better understanding of this unique tactile experience. More information here.

M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2019, various shows at various timings, 16 – 27 January 2019

The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival kicks off later this week! Here are the shows opening the festival: Jogging: Theatre in Progress by Hanane Hajj Ali from Lebanon, Kaspar by Edith Podsta with students from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, A Fortunate Man by New Perspectives from the UK, Ayer Hitam: A Black History of Singapore, by Sharon Frese with Ng Yi-sheng and Irfan Kasban, and yesterday it rained salt by Bhumi Collective. And this is only the first week of the Fringe. Talk about being spoilt for choice!

 

In Conversation: Skin, Scars and Trauma, Singapore Art Museum, 18 Jan, 7pm

What do an artist, a writer, an art therapist and a dermatologist have in common? Find out in this panel discussion where artist Yanyun Chen and writer Jeremy Fernando share their experience with scars.

Moderated by SAM’s Senior Curator, Joyce Toh, hear how art therapist, Emylia Safian and a dermatologist, Dr Tey Hong Liang come into the picture, as they discuss the relationship between keloids, scars, trauma, images, narratives and healing.

Find out more here.

Weekly Picks Singapore 14 20 January 2019

Sp3cificity: AMK Town Garden West by Thereabouts Theatre, 19 Jan, 4:45pm

3 locations, 3 scratch performances, 3 minutes. This is the first.

Sp3cificity is a series of three 3-minute site-specific scratch performances, a research and development project by Thereabouts Theatre. The project aims to develop a cohesive and grounded performance practice for Thereabouts Theatre, by exploring three different sites in Singapore, and performing 3-minute scratch performances in each site.

Each performance will then be followed by a 30-40 minutes post-performance dialogue with the audience, to better understand the relationship between the performance, site, and audience, and to fully incorporate audience reception into the improvement of Thereabouts Theatre’s performance practice. More information here.

ARTWALK Little India, various locations, 18 January – 2 February

ArtWalk Little India is a multidisciplinary festival spanning the precinct of Little India. The ArtWalk, in its fifth edition this year, is co-organised by undergraduate arts management students from LASALLE College of the Arts, together with Singapore Tourism Board (STB), with the support of the Little India Shopkeepers’ and Heritage Association (LISHA).

In 2018, the event featured 9 artworks and brought in close to 270,000 visitors over a 10-day event period. Have a listen to ArtsEquator’s interview with some of last year’s student co-organisers here.

Through artworks such as wall murals, films, music and performances, artists bring to life the history and traditions of Little India, as well as the personal stories of its community through a multi-sensory art experience.

Find out about the full programme here.

 

 

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