Discipline the City

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Act III — Disciplinary design abstracts human relationship to the city.

Featured artists:
Li Xie
Tan Pin Pin
Pat Toh

Display Date: 01—26 Nov

 

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BLOCK 108

by Li Xie

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BLOCK 108 is an interactive installation created in collaboration with 75 year-old neighbourhood uncle, Or Beng Kooi, last seen with his Tower of Toys in Yishun.

Read more about Mr Or Beng Kooi and his Tower of Toys.


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Currently a freelance theatre practitioner, Li Xie performs, writes, directs and teaches Russian Director Vsevolod Meyerhold ’s actor training system “Biomechanics” in LASALLE College of the Arts and SOTA (School Of The Arts Singapore). She is also actively involved in Forum Theatre (Theatre of the Oppressed) as a seasoned facilitator and director. Her other directorial and written works include “The VaginaLogue”, “Little White Sailing Boat”, “House of Sins” (nominated for Best Original Script and Director) and site-specific mystery theatre series “BODY X”. She has also written and produced over 30 radio plays to date. She received the “Young Artist Award” by the National Arts Council of Singapore in 2005 and “Straits Times Life! Theatre Award – Best Director” in 2009. Her most recent immersive and participatory creation “THE LESSON” ( Singapore International Festival of the Arts 2016) was nominated Best Director and Production of the Year in “Straits Times LIFE! Theatre Awards”. In 2016, “THE LESSON” was invited to Taiwan and has toured various communities in Singapore.


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Once more, with feeling

by Tan Pin Pin

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Tan charts a city in all of its contradictions, irony and minutiae. In a city that is constantly erasing itself, our memories become unanchored and suspect.


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Director Tan Pin Pin chronicles the gaps in history, memory and documentation. Her films study the process of self-examination itself, rendering its complexities with emotional power and visual clarity. They have screened at the Berlinale, Busan, Cinéma du Réel, Visions du Réel, SXSW and at the Flaherty Seminar. She has won or been nominated for more than 20 awards, most recently for her 2013 feature To Singapore, with Love (banned in Singapore) from Dubai International Film Festival. Previously, Invisible City (2007) won the Scam International Award at Cinéma du Réel. Singapore GaGa (2005) was voted Best Film, 2006, by Singapore’s The Straits Times. In 2015, her short film Pineapple Town was one of seven in the acclaimed omnibus film 7 Letters that was Singapore’s submission to the Oscars. IN TIME TO COME is her fourth long documentary. Tan is on the “Asian Cinema 100” list of top 100 Directors compiled by Busan International Film Festival.

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A Map of Scars, Bruises and Broken Bones

by Pat Toh

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A Map of Scars, Bruises and Broken Bones is a performance based on skin, flesh and wrinkles. Proceed along interconnected interwoven lines, lifelines, lines of fortune and misfortune, drawing a path through the city's bodily history and its present. This second part is remapped to the reconfigured space of ACT III.


Nov 4–5, 4:30pm–6:30pm
A line on the floor. A ritual of sitting, standing, walking and lying. Examine the performer’s bodies as they describe their world in the stories they tell through their individual posture, gait, movement and voice.

 


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Pat Toh is a performer and performance maker with an interest in the lived experience of the body and the aesthetics of the everyday. A Shell-NAC Arts Scholarship recipient, she graduated with a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts (Acting) at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (Australia). She has created Homogenous (Theatre Studio Raw Series), Terra Incognita (M1 Fringe Festival) and Warpaint (Substation Directors Lab). Her work Pretty Things (Substation) was nominated for Life Theatre Awards “Production of the Year”, “Best Director” and “Best Ensemble” in 2013.


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Conceived by Pat Toh
In partnership with Raw Moves

Performed by:
Beatrice Chien
Caterine Sng
Ian Tan
Farah Ong
Wu Jun Han
Jeryl Lee (Raw Moves)
Matthew Goh (Raw Moves)