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Collection showcases the various projects and programmes at 72-13

PerForm Digital Keynote: A Land Imagined: A Transnational Framework On Land Reclamation And Labour

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Digital Keynote by Dr Jerrine Tan
Hosted and Moderated by Dr. Ong Keng Sen
Thu, 22 Sept 2022

T:>Works features PerForm Fellow Dr Jerrine Tan, a researcher, writer and assistant professor in the English department at City University Hong Kong, in the next PerForm keynote, A Land Imagined: A Transnational Framework on Land Reclamation and Labour. Referencing Yeo Siew Hua’s neo-noir mystery thriller film “A Land Imagined”, as well as Saidiya Hartman’s work on the fungibility of bodies and Lisa Lowe’s writings on immigration and citizenship, Dr Tan brings together a lecture that allegorises the movement of land across bodies of water for the similar movement of indentured labourers. It further unpacks the film’s imaginative and responsible form of transnational assemblage which connects cultures and people not through labour or even soil, but through art. 

Image credits: Akanga Film Asia

Jerrine Tan' Perform

SeptFest by The Substation 


T:>Works is a proud venue partner for this year's SeptFest 2022, uproot | rootless!

From 1-4 Sep, three programmes were held at 72-13, the home of T:>Works:
𝗦𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗴𝗲, by Nicole Phua and Nurul Huda Rashid
𝗧𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘆, by Rofi, curated by Bridget Tay
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗗𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝗳 𝗦𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗮𝗽𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝘀 𝗦𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗜𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺 𝗠𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗮 𝗗𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗽𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗔𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗦𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗮𝗽𝗼𝗿𝗲, written by Alfian Sa’at, directed by Irfan Kasban, and performed by Farah Ong


A World of Lines:

From Third World Solidarities to Postsocialist Globalism

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A World of Lines: From Third World Solidarities to Third World Solidarities

One day discursive programme by Ho Rui An

13th August 2022

Organised by artist, writer and PerForm fellow Ho Rui An, A World of Lines: From Third World Solidarities to Postsocialist Globalism explores the shifting geopolitical imaginaries within what was known as the Third World during the historical period that began with the end of empire and culminated in the late seventies with the foreclosure of socialism as a mass political project. In pursuing this periodisation, this one-day discursive programme seeks to map a historical trajectory distinct from Eurocentric narratives that situate the neoliberal triumph over international socialism in the late eighties. Contesting the enduring image of the fall of the Berlin wall as a liberation of the people into the free and unbounded space of the market, it considers instead what new lines are drawn to secure the market and how the persistence of socialist legacies amidst postsocialist globalism complicates the penetration of global capital into national markets across the world.

A World of Lines

24-Hour Playwriting Competition 2022


After stimulating site visits to Green Circle Eco-Farm or Magorium to kick off their journey, participants will write their scripts in the comfort of their own home. But they won’t go at it alone. Participants and organisers will be a part of a Telegram community, where conversations and meals over text, voice calls or video calls can take place. This virtual gathering site offers room for support, play, and resource-sharing alongside their writing process.

In classic competition tradition, the themed element will be revealed on the day of the competition, and various stimuli will be provided throughout the 24 hours, which their will need to incorporate into your script. Their submitted script can be a 10 to 20 min performance piece (est. 8-15 pages).

Winners may get a chance to see their winning entries staged by T:>Works! An added bonus: mentorship and support by established playwrights, directors, actors and producers to develop the works for either ‘live’ and/or digital stages.

24-Hour PWC

Mending by Bernice Lee

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Mending reflects on the creation myth(s) of the ‘mother goddess’ Nüwa (女媧), as well as the various mythologies carried through and transmitted by the bodies of women who are at once dancers, mothers, teachers, daughters, and more. After this presentation and the generous responses from the invited guests, the artists will be continuing to develop the work in the next phase.

The Economy Enters The People 

Lecture Performance by Ho Rui An 

10-11 June 2022 

Mending by Bernice

The Economy Enters The People


The Economy Enters The People 

Lecture Performance by Ho Rui An 

10-11 June 2022 

The Economy Enters the People (2021–2022) is a lecture performance by artist Ho Rui An that expands on his ongoing body of research focused on the emergence of capitalist modernity in East and Southeast Asia. It examines the relationship between China and Singapore against the backdrop of China’s postsocialist turn towards the market economy. 

The Economy Enters the People is co-commissioned by the Asia Culture Center (Gwangju) and the Singapore Art Museum (SAM). It exists as both a lecture performance and an installation. This presentation of the lecture performance is co-organised with T:>Works, where the artist is a PerForm 2021/2022 fellow. Its installation is presented in SAM’s exhibition Lonely Vectors, held at Tanjong Pagar Distripark.

The Economy Enters The People
Fume by Pat Toh

FUME by Pat Toh 


FUME by Pat Toh

11-12 March 2022
Continuing Toh’s research into the corporeal effects of breath, FUME uses the respiratory system as a metaphor for the extensive deteriorating ecology. The show examines the effects of air pollution on breathing as a direct penetration from the external environment into the interior world. This flow of polluted air can be tangibly felt in our physical illnesses of coughs and sneezes. Emphasising the need for connection and community, FUME reflects on the human condition in an age where its victims and futures are being dangerously challenged.

FUME is part of an ongoing series of works titled Air Ways that examines our relationship with pollution and breathing. The series was developed with RAW Moves as part of its RawGround: Identification series.

How To Break A Window II 

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How To Break A Window II 

15th February 2022 - 19th February 2022 

Current. Intelligent. Nuanced. How To Break A Window II features a triple bill showcasing three winners of the 24-Hour Playwriting Competition 2021. After a process of writing, creation and production collaborations with a community of artists, the writers, Amanda Chong, Melizarani T.Selva and Yin Mei Lenden-Hitchcock, unveil their winning pieces. Directed by Sim Yan Ying “YY” and Shona Benson and cast including Jo Tan, Tysha Khan, Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai, and many more.

How To Break A Window II

The Swimming Pool Library Exhibition

Acclaimed visual artist Brian Gothong Tan kicks off his exciting new journey helming an artistic atelier at T:>Works with The Swimming Pool Library.

The Swimming Pool Library exhibition is split into various chapters that mark milestones in a rite of passage, reflected through the director’s intimate, surreal lens. Paper sketches, paintings, 3D printed sculptures, 3D film photography and DIY books evoke memories of a boy trying to make sense of who he is, and where life will take him.

The Swimming Pool Library
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