PERFORMANCE ART WORKSHOP

by Marta Moreno Muñoz - The Unifiedfield

Date: 3rd May 2013 – 2pm to 6pm / 4th May 2013 – 10am to 6pm
(Participants must be able to attend both days)
Venue: TBA
Fee: Suggested donation of $50 per participants
Number of participants: 5 to 15

For registration or enquiries, please email to jason@rootedintheephemeralspeak.com

Introduction

We understand artistic practice as a vehicle that can transform life, our relation with ourselves, society, and the natural world by experimenting with our subjectivities, expanding the consciousness and therefore creating new existential scenarios. In performance art practice sometimes all the stored energies are released, thus facilitating the opening to new states of consciousness. Performance can play this role of de-conditioning us of our habitual mental processes allowing both the artist and the audience to discard learned models of perception and giving way to a number of new phenomena that otherwise can hardly be grasped with the rational conceptual structures.

For more details, please click HERE.

Primal Screams

By Angie Seah
Saturday 3 – Monday 12 November 2012. 12pm – 9pm
The Substation Gallery
Admission: Free
This is an InHouse event

Reception: Friday 2 November, 7.30pm

Performances during the exhibition:
2 November, 7.30pm
4 November, 5pm
8 November, 7.30pm

Angie has been making drawings of “mouth” icons since 1999 but has only begun to question their meaning and significance recently.

In this exhibition, she will revisit this creative process in order to understand how she has derived this constant element in her works. This process will extend to other mediums of artmaking, particularly drawing and voice performance. As part of the exhibition, Angie will work with classical music composer and pianist, Shiu Kawai, sound artist, Muhammad Riduan and jazz musician Aya Sekine in three performances that will express different perspectives and metaphorical approaches towards her artworks.

Born in 1979, Angie is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Singapore. Since 1997 she has been making drawings, performance art, installations and clay sculptures.

She has been exploring the medium of sound art in the area of vocal performance with actions. Since 2002, she continues to create vocal pieces rooted in raw emotion and the imagination in the context of her autobiographical situations. Art making is a tool for Angie to understand the social environment and responding to deal with the everyday life of human conditions. For more information, visit her website here.

http://www.substation.org/primal-screams/#more-10355

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The Lecher of Art: Almost Untitled

Almost Untitled: 20,000 Things About Art in 2 Hours
By Lee Wen
Friday 10 August 2012, 8pm-9:30pm
The Substation Theatre
Admission: Free

The artist, Lee Wen, uses art to interrogate stereotypical perceptions of culture and society. He sees his projects as a process of living in a state of permanent crisis, and will share this philosophy of art and artmaking in this lecture.

The Lecher of Art is a series of performance-presentations that revisits ways of exploring the art of speech while ‘lecherously’ engaging the audience. These seemingly fictional, un-assumed and alternative methodologies of speech and presentation contradict the authoritative, anticipated and doctrinal manners in which lectures are conventionally delivered.

Leaving a career in banking in the late 1980s, Lee Wen enrolled at LASALLE College of the Arts and joined his peers to become a member of Artists Village founded in 1988. His work has been strongly motivated by social investigations as well as inner psychological directions using art to interrogate stereotypical perceptions of culture and society. Lee Wen was awarded the Cultural Medallion in 2005.

http://www.substation.org/the-lecher-of-art-almost-untitled/

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Future Of Imagination 8

FUTURE OF IMAGINATION 8
1 August – 5 August 2012

GAC Gallery - Goodman Arts Centre
90 Goodman Road, Block B, #01-08
Singapore 439053

Opening Night 31 July 2012

Chan Hampe Galleries
Raffles Hotel Arcade
01-20/21, 328 North Bridge Road
Singapore 188718


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 21 June 2012


  1. Future of Imagination is in its 8th installment this year.

  1. We have invited more than 200 artists from 30 countries so far. It is a platform of high quality performances with a gathering of international, regional and local performance artists with the sole intention of promoting performance art.

  1. This year, we have invited artists from three post and present communist countries to present performance works.

  1. As part of our expanding effort to increase communication, exchanges and networking amongst the invited artists and promoting performance art in Singapore, each year we incorporate a dialogue session at the end of the event for exchanges between artists, audience and invited art writers/critics and curators. Title of this year’s symposium is Solid Air - comparative reflections on the intertwining of performance art and politics.

  1. In addition to the exciting live performances and symposium, we have included an exhibition of performance art relics, Reliqvarivm, by curator Ms Daniela Beltrani.

 

Below is the program of FOI 8, 2012.

1st August to 5th August 2012

Reliqvarivm – an exhibition of performance art relics
Venue: Chan Hampe Galleries, Raffles Hotel, Singapore.
Time: 11.00 am to 7.00 pm (closed on Monday)
Website: www.chanhampegalleries.com/
Curator: Daniela Beltrani

31st July and 1st August 2012

Workshop: Time, gesture and memory
conducted by Waldemar Tatarsczuk (PL)
Time: 11.00 am

Venue: Goodman Arts Centre, Gallery
For registration details, please click HERE.

3rd August 2012

Workshop: Connected and Isolated
Conducted
by Tran Luong (VN)
Time: 11.00 am
Venue: Goodman Arts Centre, Gallery
For registration details, please click HERE.

1st August to 5th August 2012

Future of Imagination 8 – international performance art event
Venue : Goodman Arts Center Gallery, 90 Goodman Road, Singapore 439053
Time: 7.00pm until late
Website: www.foi.sg
Website:www.goodmanartscentre.sg
Curators: Jason Lim and Kai Lam

5th August 2012

Solid Air – comparative reflections on the intertwining of performance art and politics.
Venue: Glass Hall, Singapore Art Museum
Time: 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Speakers: Tran Luong (VN), Waldemar Tatarczuk (PL), Zhou Bin (CN), Lee Wen (SG)
Moderator: Ms Daniela Beltrani

More details, pleae visit the website: www.foi.sg

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Action Parties #3

So, you might have heard that we were given an art space for 1 weekend for free and that we’re giving it away to anyone with creative ideas. We were on the look out for 6 actions and called out to people from ALL fields to send in their proposals ... Well, we got a little carried away and selected 8. Here they are:


Event details & Info on each 'Action': http:// farm8.staticflickr.com/ 7129/ 7438124690_f5e5b688f4_h.jpg << See This!


Saturday, 7 July 2012

ACTION 1
11.30am - 1.30pm | Balance: a working life (or Curiosity Fed the Cat)
by Carol Chan and Y.K. Chan

ACTION 2
3pm – 4pm | Between Cacophony
by Kamiliah Bahdar and Tamara Kisha Tan

ACTION 3
4.30pm – 6.30pm | Aligned Interstellar Echoes
by Reef, Jason Lee, Lee Wen, Dennis Tan & friends

ACTION 4
8pm – 10pm | One/self in Conversation
by Daniela Beltrani and SPAM


Sunday, 8 July 2012

ACTION 5
1.30pm – 3.30pm | The First Singaporean Hero!
by Miho Iwaki

ACTION 6
5 - 6pm | Untitled (Isolation)
by Yuzuru (Japan) and Kai Lam

ACTION 7
7.30pm – 8pm | Wishmoon
by Singapierrot (Roy Payamal and Mary-Jane Leo)

ACTION 8
Sat & Sun, 7 – 8 July | Random Acts of Kindness
by Vanessa Yeo

Art Space at dbl O, Purple Room
222 Queen St, #02-02 (Opposite 8Q @Singapore Art Museum)


For all participants' profiles and detailed description of each action, visit: http:// actionparties.wordpress.com /

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Lee Wen: Lucid Dreams in the Reverie of the Real

The act of collaboration is a key aspect of Lee's artistic practice. For the duration of the exhibition, Lee has planned a series of collaborative performances and dialogue sessions with other performance art practitioners, musicians and activists. Join him and his guests as they engage with various aspects of Lee Wen: Lucid Dreams in the Reverie of the Real.

O.O.P.S. (Offerings Of PerformanceS) In collaboration with rubin Hashim, angie seah, Willis turner, Chand Chandra mohan, elizabeth Lim, reef, Kai Lam and Jason Lee

Thu, 19 Apr (Opening Night)
From 7:40pm
O.O.P.S. with Jason Lim and Lee Wen Almost Untitled: Lee Wen is Jason Lim, Jason Lim is Lee Wen
Long-time friends and collaborators Lee Wen and Jason Lim present a duet where they attempt to re-interpret each other's known actions or materials used in past performances.

Fri, 27 Apr
6pm – 7pm
O.O.P.S. by angie seah and Lee Wen in collaboration with rubin Hashim (neo-Baba)

Fri, 4 May
7:30pm – 8:30pm
O.O.P.S. by Willis turner, Chand Chandra mohan, elizabeth Lim and reef

Fri, 11 May
7:30pm – 8:30pm
O.O.P.S. by Kai Lam and Jason Lee

More information on the exhbition: http://www.singaporeartmuseum.sg/exhibitions/details.php?id=92

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You, and then Me

Artists presenting performative and site-specifc works:
Jeremy Hiah, Arif Ayab, Kai Lam and Yuzuru Maeda

Date: 01 April 2012 / Time: 3.30pm

Address: Block 20, Upper Boon Keng Road (Click HERE for direction)

Do come and join us. As we will share with you an afternoon of varied ephemeral art processes in sound and performances from four artists with inter-disciplinary tendencies.

Please RSVP with us about your attendance. Just tag "RSVP" on Subject, Attn. to; Kai Lam, op_out@yahoo.com,
or you can call us at Tel. No. 9620 7281.

So see you at the happening!

With warm greetings from the artists. Thank you!

Link - Electro-acoustic sessions - http://teguodo.weebly.com/1st-april-2012.html

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BLU- Experimental sound from Brazil

Blu its a nomade multi-media artist that starts in Florianópolis(Brazil) to dedicate himself to improvisation; in experimental music with Kalu Keppe(in the duo Koll Witz) and the open artistic Collective Nós(Br/Pt/Sk/It). Original bass and percussion player, also plays violin, flute, handmade electronics.

Blu Simon Wasem
http://soundcloud.com/ blusound
http://soundcloud.com/ nomade-label


PREMIERE SCREENING WITH LIVE SOUNDTRACK
Semalu ( Premiere) - Jimmy Hendrickx & LIVE SOUNDTRACK by Blu Simon Wasem

Jimmy Hendrickx
http:// wwww.jimmyhendrickx.com/

Timothy O'Dwyer
http://www.timodwyer.com/

Terence Lau
http://soundcloud.com/wyxm

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CAUTION” Performance art workshop by Sinéad O’Donnell (Ireland)

Date: 26th and 27th January 2012

Time: 11am to 5pm daily

Venue: TBA

CAUTION (Words and Boundaries) is a two days intensive performance art workshop for artists who are already working in live contexts and those who are interested in developing their work within a live framework. Participants will explore and investigate language and writing as practice- and body-based work and examine questions of boundaries. The maximum number of participants will be limited to 10 persons. Participation of both workshops will be free of charge but donations are welcomed and it will go towards the fee for the artist conducting the workshop. At the end of both workshop sessions, participants are expected to present a short 10 minutes performance each.

Click HERE for more details.

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IMMIGRANT

A Singapore – Thailand conversation

By Zai Kuning and Vichukorn Tangpaiboon
Thursday 3 – Monday 14 November
The Substation Gallery
Admission: Free
This is an InHouse event.

The exhibited installation will be created during the opening performance on 3 November 2011, 7pm

Please note that the gallery will be closed on 6 and 7 November 2011 for Hari Raya Haji

This collaboration between Zai Kuning (Singapore) and Vichukorn Tangpaiboon (Thailand) begins with a conversation that attempts to understand the statement ‘The Question of Moral’ on the issues and concerns surrounding ‘art and social activism’.

Vichukorn has been traveling along the Mekong River to learn about the situation of the people living along the river, and worked in Kolantah Island to have a greater understanding of the culture of the Urak Lawoi. Similarly, Zai has been working around the Riau Archipelago in search of the Orang Laut, and to tell the story of the struggle of the Mak Yong troupe (ancient opera of the Melayu) in Mantang Island.

The conversation that began between Zai and Vichukorn will now continue in the mix-media exhibition IMMIGRANT. The exhibition will open with a performance on Thursday 3 November. The relics of the performance will become the installation, which will remain on display until Monday 14 November 2011.

http://www.substation.org/immigrant/

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The Lecher of Art, Lecture 6: A Guide to Walking: Convening the Singapore Psychogeographical Society
By Debbie Ding

Thursday 27 October 2011, 8-9:30pm
The Substation Theatre
Admission: Free (donations welcome)
This is an InHouse event 

Singapore is a small, flat and largely man-made country constantly changing in shape with the reclamation of the coastline, and experiencing rapid demolition/construction within the city at all times. In a hypermodern city where little of the natural geography remains, most Singaporeans seem apathetic towards this, Debbie Ding will talk about the practice of walking, map-making, and disorienteering in Singapore.

http://www.substation.org/lecture-6/

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Change

Friday 21 – Sunday 30 October 2011, 12pm-9pm
The Substation Gallery
Admission: Free
This is an OpenHouse event

Reception and Performance Art: Thursday 20 October 2011, 7:30pm
Please note that the gallery will be closed on 26 October 2011 for Deepavali

Change is part of a series of exhibitions about life. Everything is changing around us; the cities we live in, the weather, people near us. This is nothing new. Homo sapiens, our ancestors, learnt to adapt to drastic changes in the environment, and that ability is believed to have been critical to their survival on earth. The pace of change has continued to increase exponentially, which leaves us to question whether we are able to meet the social, economic and environmental challenges that lie ahead, and whether we will be able to adapt to new realities.

In its first instalment, Change China-Singapore 2011, features three artists from China and five artists from Singapore to respond to the subject. On show are a variety of works, ranging from painting to sculpture, photography, performance and video. There will also be live performances by Jin Feng and Shu Yong at the opening reception.

The project is curated by Andree Weschler & Margaret Yung Zhang

Invited artists from China: Jin Feng, Shu Yong, Zhang Kexin

Invited artists from Singapore: Michael Lee, Razak Zack, Ryf Zaini, Sabrina Koh, Andrée Weschler

http://www.substation.org/change/

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NOW! For the Second Time

About
Looking into performance art as a reaction to the present situation, NOW! is a live performance art event when artists will deal with spontaneity & possibly intervention against the routine & space within Nanyang Technological University.

The first NOW! event in March’2011 was well-received both as an impromptu performance art infiltration in the university as well as a post-performance exhibition held at Dahlia Gallery in Chinatown.

The themed event “For the second time.” will showcase 12 artists- some exploring their newfound discipline in performance art, some presenting their work-in-progress. Post-performance documentary show will be announced shortly.

Event Details
date: 31 August 2011, Wednesday, 12-4pm
space: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Participating Artists

12.00pm Kelvin Atmadibrata (Durational performance til 4pm)

12.00pm- Daniela Nvda Veritas Beltrani (durational performance til 2.30pm)

12.30pm Marla Bendini

1.00pm- Grace Jean & Zhou Jixuan

1.30pm- Li Cassidy-Peet

1.30pm- Chand Chandramohan

2.00pm- Jason Lee

2.00pm- Elizabeth Lim

2.30pm- Teow Yue Han

3.00pm- Jacklyn Soo

3.45pm- Malvina Tan

http://iamnowperforming.wordpress.com/2011/08/16/now-for-the-second-time/

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The Lecher of Art – Lecture 4
Reinterpretations (narratives + music)

By Bani Haykal
Thursday 11 August 2011, 8-9:30pm
The Substation Theatre
Admission: Free (donations welcome)

Singapore, modern and globalised, is the canvas, and music is the medium of expression. Bani Haykal is interested in the redefinition of music made in Singapore, and as part of his research, he will present his findings of alternative music systems and narratives, aimed at expressing the present sociological and psychological climate of the city.

http://www.substation.org/reinterpretations/

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NOW! #2

NOW! will be presenting works at the upcoming art fair, minimART on 2 July 2011 at the Substation

Lists of artists are:
Chand Chandramohan
Grace Jean
Jason Lee
Kelvin Atmadibrata

more soon!

http://iamnowperforming.wordpress.com/2011/06/14/minimart/

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Untitled (Wildlife)

By Kai Lam
Wednesday 22 June – Saturday 2 July 2011
The Substation Gallery
Admission: Free
This is an OpenHouse event

Reception: Wednesday 22 June, 7pm

A work-in-progress performance and installation, this work explores Kai Lam’s outlook on consumerist materialism and the anthro-zoological aspects of the relationship between humans and the environment. His installation consists of an array of recycled materials, recreating an artificial ‘natural’ wilderness, made from objects used in daily life. Kai Lam will perform interventions lasting between 2 and 6 hours daily, within the installation environment.

http://www.substation.org/untitled/#more-7107

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You are cordially invited to go on a holiday 

JUNGLE FEVER

“Hand crafted holiday’ 

a  performance and its documentation

Emmanuelle Waeckerlé

Call for participation in performative workshop, as performance as documentation, as a holiday

Venue: The Substation, Dance Studio
Address: 45 Armenian Street, Singapore 179936
Time: 10.30am to 5pm, 22 June 2011
Workshop fee: Free 
For registration or more info call Reef at: 94301624
or email: arif_ayab@yahoo.com.sg

Wish you were here – snapshot with scarves – Farnham Nov. 2010

(photo: Emmanuelle Waeckerle)

 

This is a call for participation to a collective experiment, a colaboration with artists and non-artists alike exploring inner travel as a viable alternative to global tourism. 

As your tour guide, I willprepare you for new experiences of the body in space and time before taking you on a trip to your own “hidden paradise”.

Using progressive mental, vocal and physical tasks I will show you how to

-       “get away from it all” 

-       “discover authentic travel and beyond”

-       explore personal borders

-       build their own “insider guide” to their chosen paradise

No previous experience required, just a willingness to be there and see what happens, as if you were going to spend a day at the seaside with a group of friends.

Come as a tourist; comfortable clothing, a small backpack, a scarf, a pair of sunglasses and a digital camera if you have one.

I have used “in bracket” advertising headlines collected from the travel section of various newspapers. They all speak of authenticity, escapism, paradise and exclusivity juxtaposed with various visual combinations of sea, sun, sand and (promises of) sex; regardless of the destination or its geographical cultural social or political makeup.

What I propose is to follow to the letter these captions, in situ, in the hope to create a more meaningful ‘holiday’ experience for all involved, the performance, and an alternative series of postcards of each place visited, its documentation.

Documentation of the workshop will be presented as part of my contribution to R.I.T.E.S on the 23rd of June. It will be up to the group to decide what of and how to make public the live and visual work produced.

 What is primary to this project is the collective and individual social experience of all involved. We are all narcissist at heart but also social being engaged with the reality of our environment. I am interested in a collaborative construction of a personal experience. It will be up to the group involved to decide what of and how to make public the experiment on Thursday 23rd at Substation theatre.

BTBT in Farnham - 2008 (photo: Bim Hjortronsteen.)

 

previous take off

- Saturday 7th May at STRIKE STUDIOS,

68 Clapham Manor Street, London, SW4 6DZ.

- Monday 16th to Saturday 21st May 2011 at ZICO house in Beirut

174 Spears Street, Sanayeh, Beirut - www.zicohouse.org

More info and registration on facebook

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_187425794637215

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jungle-Fever-wish-you-were-here/154694304595238

 

 This project is based on the knowledge and experience I have gained through the (BtBtW)  workshop I have been developing for the past 4 years for  BA and MA students at UCA Farnham.

- Body thought Body talk (BtBtW) is about de-learning and being ready for new experience and perception of the body in space and time.

- Body thought Body talk workshop consists of a simultaneous collective and individual experience where the use of simple performance strategies is used to explore one’s body (as opposed to one’s mind) as a thinking and learning tool.

- The workshop requires no prior knowledge of performance art and is for individuals of all ages interested in exploring new ways of working with and challenging their existing knowledge

http://www.ewaeckerle.com/moiworkshops/body-thought-body-talk/

Tour operator – MOItravel Inc. / Emmanuelle Waeckerle 
Team -  Bim Hjortronsteen, Emilie Matthews
© MOItravel Inc. / EW 201

presented by 

Rooted In The Ephemeral Speak (R.I.T.E.S) 

supported by UCA research fund
National Arts Council, Singapore

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The Lecher of Art: Lecture 3

Re-inventing Exams: Sit, listen and do
By Siti Salihah Omar
Thursday 9 June 2011, 8-9:30pm
The Substation Theatre
Admission: Free

An exam setting is a familiar sight and experience for all Singaporeans who have completed their National Examinations; ‘no conversations allowed, just raise your hand and we will come to you’. This lecture attempts to re-examine authoritative settings and to exercise the liberty of students.

http://www.substation.org/the-lecher-of-art-lecture3/

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Meeting at SEA
Conversations on Southeast Asian Contemporary Art

Fri, 27 May - Sat, 28 May 2011 | Singapore Art Museum

Meeting at SEA is a series of lively group discussions and presentations on contemporary art in Southeast Asia. Artists, art lovers, curators and critics are invited to themed sessions to exchange ideas through candid conversations and first-hand encounters, thereby contributing to and helping to shape contemporary art discourse and developments. These exchanges will be facilitated through a combined mode of interactive activities, ranging from workshops and lectures, to performances and discussions.

This time, our conversation will revolve around Negotiating Home, History and Nation (NHHN), an exhibition which focuses on the region's recent art history. At the same time, we will also invite six artists from the region to present their practice through workshops and 'live' performance art pieces.

$15 for 2 days including participation to workshops (by registration only) and admission to the exhibition. Each workshop is on a first come first served basis (max 20 per workshop), registration via email to nhb_sam_programs@nhb.gov.sg. 50% off for students, NS men & senior citizens.

More information and programme schedule: http://www.singaporeartmuseum.sg/programmes/sea_meeting.php

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The Lecher of Art : Lecture 2

The Malay Allocution
By Rubin Hashim
Thursday 19 May 2011, 8-9:30pm
The Substation Theatre
Admission: Free

The Malay Allocution aims to present the public with a ‘Renewed Malay Identity Campaign’ that was led by a community benefactor known as Rush Bachtiar. This presentation will provoke reactions of doubt and confusion; probing the nature of information that exists between fact and fiction.

http://www.substation.org/the-lecher-of-art-lecture-2/

 

HAPPENING