Singular Screens by Asian Film Archive, Screening Room at The Arts House, 28 April – 11 May, various timings
The Singapore International Festival of Arts 2018 opens later this week! Singular Screens is its film programme that organised by the Asian Film Archive and is an eclectic showcase of 13 new works having their Singapore premiere at the festival. It features works from as near as Thailand and as far afield as Brazil. From fascinating documentaries to experimental fictional films and magical-realist stories, there’s something for everyone in this selection which posits as its theme “resistance and the experience of the individual”. These stories speak of resilience, the peculiar and the extraordinary, projecting aspirations for alternate futures.
Find out more about dates, times, and titles here.
New Waves: Pathompon Mont Tesprateep x Silke Schmickl, by Singapore International Film Festival – SGIFF, SCAPE, 25 April, 8pm
A programme of the Singapore International Film Festival, New Waves focuses on young emerging filmmakers in Southeast Asia. It presents dialogues between filmmakers and guests from different fields. In this month’s edition, Pathompon Mont Tesprateep, experimental filmmaker working in the unconventional form of celluiloid film, and whose work also traverses the disciplines of installation and sound art, is joined by Silke Schmickl of Lowave, a publishing house for experimental film and video art, with practices that parallel Mont’s cross-disciplinary approach to artmaking. Learn more here.
Leda and The Rage by Edith Podesta, Esplanade Theatre Studio, 26 – 29 April
Inspired by iconic works of art, literature, and film, Leda and The Rage is follows one woman’s path of healing from trauma, presenting a sensitive examination of the various facets of the post-traumatic experience. Seasoned performance-maker Edith Podesta is writer, director and co-performer in this darkly poetic piece that delves into the very real complexities of post-traumatic stress disorder through this darkly poetic production. This production is accompanied by a workshop on “Understanding the Impact of Sexual Assault on Survivors”. Find out more information on the performance here.
MEntal, a dance theatre production by The Middle Ground Project, 10 Square at Orchard Central, 27 – 28 April
Originally a car park, 10sq by The RICE Company Limited (RICE) is an arts training centre for young people. 10sq is also home to more than 100 youth budding artists. The Middle Ground Project consists of 10sq alumni and students between the ages of 15 and 24, and they’ve come together to stage (Me)ntal, a dance theatre performance revolving around the unspoken challenges in the life of a person experiencing mental illness, through movement choreographed by young talents from The Middle Ground Project. Find out more here.
Museum of Local Arts by FIN Crafted Goods Co., 39A Jalan Pemimpin, 28 – 29 April
Bespoke clothes company FIN Crafted Goods Co. celebrates its 6th year anniversary with a showcase on artists in Singapore whose works resonate with the company’s founders, themselves avid art collectors. Fahmy’s love for collecting and his passion for art that is accessible and not exclusively for the wealthy, inspires the Museum of Local Arts. He opens his workspace to display the works of local artists. Admission to the showcase is free, and all the artworks are available to purchase, with all of them priced no higher than $300. All proceeds support the artists. Wearable merchandise, such as tote bags, badges and t-shirts, will also be on sale. Find out more information about the exhibition and the artists here.
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