Barbara Kruger - Singapore Biennale Encounters 05: Pictures & Words

Talk

22 December 2005 

Free admission

 

72-13 hosted a talk by Barbara Kruger, an artist of over thirty years of international acclaim, and one of the most significant artists to challenge the conventions through which visual culture is understood and analysed. 

 

Kruger is one of the artists in the inaugural Singapore Biennale 2006.

With support from 72-13.  

 

X|Media|Lab Singapore - Computer Games

Masterclass

17 – 19 November 2005

 

X|Media|Lab Singapore  — Computer Games takes place from 17 – 19 November, at 72-13, as part of the World Cyber Games and the Asia Media Festival. Some of the world's best games experts will be in Singapore to work with 8 selected project teams or companies on their own game ideas in the Lab, and to share their knowledge with the general public, students, and industry professionals in a series of Masterclasses. 

 

X|Media|Lab is presented by the Media Development Authority Singapore (MDA), with international partners The British Council, in association with the Asia Media Festival and the World Cyber Games with the assistance of the Singapore IGDA and 72-13. 

 

Tintin Wulia - The Adventures of Flo & Kat

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Residency

7 – 19 November 2005

 

In the first International Centre of Asian Arts (ICAA) residency at 72-13, award-winning Indonesian filmmaker Tintin Wulia will spend 2 weeks working collaboratively with youths to create an animation film The Adventures of Flo & Kat. 

 

The 2 characters in the film, Flo & Kat, have met with different people along the way and have had many interesting encounters including getting lost in a one-way maze, being struck by lightning and meeting an alien king…

 

While in Singapore, among their many adventures, Flo & Kat will fight a computer virus and land in Alphabet Land where they meet the Alphabet Man. 

Tintin Wulia was born in Bali, Indonesia. in 1972 and started dancing and making music not long after. Since 1995, she has been doing digital video editing, architecture, and film music composition professionally before putting out her own films in 2000. Tintin holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Architecture from Universitas Katolik Parahyangan, Bandung, Indonesia and a Bachelor of Music in Film Scoring from Berklee College of Music, Boston, USA. Currently, Tintin works with documentary and animation to exploit reality to tell her stories. 

 

A Travelling Animation Workshop 

7 – 11 November 2005

10am – 5pm 

Suitable for students aged 10 & 11 years old. 

S$60 per student (includes workshop materials and lunch) 

 

Acclaimed Indonesian filmmaker Tintin Wulia introduces animation techniques to Singapore's youths during her residency at 72-13. The first in a series of ICAA creatives-in-residence programme, the participants will learn to draw, create animations, write storyboards, and do voice-overs. This rare opportunity to learn from and interact with an international filmmaker — who has been shown in numerous international film festivals — also marks the final stage of her international project which began in Germany (Hamburg, 2003) and travelled to Indonesia (Flores, 2004) and Australia (Darwin, 2004). 

 

Artist Process 

14 – 18 November 2005. 

10am – 12pm, 2pm – 4 pm. 

Free admission 

 

Come, witness the artist process of editing an animation film! Tintin Wulia will be working with a group of students in the editing process and will also share with the public the thought process of deciding what goes into the film. 

 

The Adventures of Flo & Kat (Final Screening) 

19 November 2005 

10 am – 1 pm

Free admission

 

Join us in the final screening of the animation film, The Adventures Of Flo & Kat, created by Singapore youths together with award-winning Indonesian filmmaker Tintin Wulia. Created during her residency at 72-13, this creation also marks the final stages of her international project that saw her working with different young peoples of several countries who collaboratively created the series of films.

 
 

Excavating Culture & Memories - The Continuum Asia Project

9 – 11 November 2005

10am – 12pm or 2pm – 4pm

 

TheatreWorks embarked on The Continuum Asia Project (CAP) in 2003. Focusing on people-to-people collaboration and based on the principle of capacity building, CAP brings together elders from the Ramayana dance tradition of Laos, youths a the ancient Luang Prabang city and artists of Asia. 

 

At this exhibition, TheatreWorks will showcase some of the works which were created and they include: 

i) Excavating memories to re-create 3 episodes of the Ramayana in 2003 

ii) Mekong Diaries — the making of documentaries by young people in 2003 

iii) The Ramayana education school tour in 2004 

iv) Youth to youth exchange in animation and video making in 2004 

v) Youth dance and music workshop in 2004 

Daisuke Muto - Talk On Contemporary Japanese Dance

Opening Of 72-13

Talk

17 & 18 September 2005

2pm 

Free admission

 

Join Japan's dance critic Daisuke Muto as he provides his personal insights and perspective on Japanese contemporary dance. Muto began writing dance reviews professionally for the bimonthly, “Ballet”, in 2001. Since then, his articles on dance have appeared in numerous publications. including “Bacchus”, “Music and Dance Press”, “Talking Heads”, and “Cut In”. He has also participated in panel discussions and has spoken at events such as the Toyota Choreography Award 2002 & 2005.

Benoit LaChambre / Ong Keng Sen - like the cat sitting on the edge of an ocean of milk, hoping to lap it all up

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Opening Of 72-13

Performance

15 – 17 September 2005

8pm 

Free admission

 

“..for we are all outsiders..." This first-time collaboration between Benoit LaChambre and Ong Keng Sen challenges the parameters of contemporary dance by working with the narrative of a grand epic and a personal response of a parallel dream universe, a revered Asian text and the outsider. 

 

This collaboration starts from the great Indian epic Ramayana which has transmigrated to diverse parts of South East Asia and which has become assimilated as the Thai, Indonesian, Laotian, Burmese, Malaysian, Cambodian story of all times. A thrilling tale of abduction, battle, love played out in a universe thronged with heroes, deities, monkeys, demons and Sita. The first work running to twenty-four thousand stanzas was said to be composed in a state of pure inspiration in 1500BC.  

 

like the cat... is conceived by Ong as an experiment of culture where LaChambre, and the audience who perhaps knows only fragments of the original story, enter into an abstract landscape vibrating with characters and intense dream states. With LaChambre singularly suggesting the major characters, our landing pad is far away from any preconceived space, time, or identity. 

 

Benoit La Chambre collaborates often with Meg Stuart, the latest being "Forgeries, Love and Other Matters" (2004) premiering in the mainstage of Avignon Festival, Other collaborators include Sasha Waltz, Lynda Gaudreau, Boris Charmatz, Saskia Holbling, Laurent Goldring, Isabelle Schad, Jennifer Lacey, and Marie Chouinard. LaChambre first came to Asia to join the TheatreWorks “The Flying Circus Project” in December 2004. From there, Ong introduced him to Indonesian and other Asian artists. Rehearsals for like the cat... began in Tokyo where the two of them met for an intense exploration. 

 

l have always felt that the project is about these characters and the stories in which Benoit and I are embedded in our daily lives and dreams; it is not just about them nor are we talking about us. It is this story.

- Ong Keng Sen  

 

Presentation at Centre National de la Danse, Paris, France in January 2006. 

 

A co-production between TheatreWorks and Centre National de la Danse, Paris, France.

Opening of 72-13

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Exhibition, Performance, Talk

15 – 17 September 2005 

Free admission

 
 
 

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