Exhib & Auction! 80by80

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Axis / by Ian Woo
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Christmas Tree 2008 by Deanna Ng
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Guardian Angel by Lim Soo Ngee
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Let me take care of you by Susie Wong

(from the press release)

A group exhibition featuring the works of 38 Singapore artists who have journeyed with the centre over the last 15 years. The artists were invited to each create a unique piece of work measuring 80cm x 80cm.

For the first time, all the works exhibited will be up for public auction from 19 October to 19 November 2017. Your support for 80by80 will benefit Esplanade’s free programmes, including its visual arts exhibitions, and go a long way towards Esplanade’s efforts to do even more for our artists and audiences.

To view the works in detail and participate in the auction, visit www.esplanade.com/80by80 from 19 Oct onwards.

List of participating artists:
Ahmad Abu Bakar, Angie Seah, April Ng, Ashley Yeo, Ben Puah, Chen Sai Hua Kuan, Chiew Sien Kuan, Christine Lim, Chua Boon Kee, Chua Chye Teck, Deanna Ng, Delia Prvacki, Ernest Chan, Ian Woo, Jeremy Hiah, Justin Lee, Mrydette, Lim Soo Ngee, Lina Adam, Miguel Chew, Milenko Prvacki, Oh Chai Hoo, Quek Kiat Sing, Raymond Yap, Speak Cryptic, Susie Wong, Tang Ling Nah, Tay Bak Chiang, Tay Bee Aye, Tay Questal, Teo Huey Ling, Victor Tan, Vincent Leow, Wang Ruobing, Yeo Chee Kiong, Yeo Shih Yun, Yong Kah Kin and Zai Kuning (Singapore)

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Get Ready for Cartoons Underground 2017

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(from the press release)

Now in its sixth year, Cartoons Underground is marking Singapore’s importance in the animation world with the launch of the Golden Durian awards; for best film, best director, and the ‘People’s Choice’ for the best film from Singapore.

Film makers from more than 50 countries vied to be included in this year’s Cartoons Underground programme, submitting more than 400 films. 13 awesome films will be shown in two jam-packed programs curated by Tan Wei Keong and Jerrold Chong.

poles apart

Poles Apart, which is receiving its Asian Premier at CU, is produced by Singaporean Low Ser En and directed by Paloma Baeza, who are both graduates of the United Kingdom’s National Film and Television School (NFTS). An unlikely meeting of a polar bear and a grizzly bear, this short film won the McLaren Award for Best British Animation at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

B5 My World

Still from My World by Miyako Makio

Animation from Singapore includes Javad Khajavi’s The Third Script, a graduate film from the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University, and Miyako Makio‘s  My World from LASALLE College of The Arts. Javad’s film was also selected for the Ottawa International Animation Festival this year.

The festival is happening on the 21st of October at Kult Kafe. During the festival, the public will be able to meet the directors and vote for their favourite Singaporean film. Get your tickets here. Admission is by donation.

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Listen! Jasmine Sokko drops No EP

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Jasmine Sokko just dropped her No EP on Spotify and iTunes, and upon first listen, it sounds excellent.

Jasmine will be launching her EP this Saturday, 5pm at the 4Fingers X EATMEPOPTART Presents: LOCALMOTION festival. Free admission via registration.

(from the press release)

The 5-track body of work No EP (pronounced as Number EP) bookmarks Jasmine Sokko’s journey since her debut single ‘1057’ in September 2016. The singer-producer has been hard at work throughout the year, polishing up the freshman project. Featuring previous single releases such as, ‘Porcupine’, ‘H2O’ and her breakout hit ‘1057’, the album includes the emotive ‘2D’ and new single ‘600D’ – an electro-pop number.

Jasmine Sokko talks about the release, “The No Extended Play constructs an identity through an episodic opposition to the structured and regulated society. It discusses an identity that is in conflict with the mainstream community but attempts to act in accordance with the majority through concealment of the true self. Each song represents different kinds of grief for the out-of-place identity.

Given that many aspects of the society are dictated by numbers; the extended play utilizes numeric to label song titles. This recurring theme transcends cultural barriers since numbers are arguably the most universal language. The term ‘No’ encapsulates the rebellious nature of the identity aforementioned. At the same time, functions as double entendre, representing the short form of the term ‘number’. ”

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Noise x GIF Fest 2017

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(from the press release)

Presented by Noise Singapore and creative agency Kult, Noise x GIF Fest 2017 is billed as one of Singapore’s largest GIF events to-date. The Festival which caters to today’s technology-loving generation promises to capture the richness of the GIF (or graphic interchange format), an engaging medium which loops visual data, as an artistic medium and explore its role as a form of digital art, entertainment and creative communication.

The inaugural edition themed “Spellbound” will be held from 5 – 11 October 2017 at Block 7 of Gillman Barracks. The main event will feature an immersive exhibition of over 50 original GIFs, including selected works submitted by amateurs to professionals, 35 years and under, through the Open Call held last month. These specially commissioned GIFs will be showcased through projections, large screens including a mammoth LED wall, and secret rooms, all combining to create a spellbinding experience.

Programmed to captivate a broad range of audiences, Festival-goers can also look forward to curated fringe activities including workshops, live performances, creative dialogue sessions and more. Highlights include a workshop hosted by Aik Beng Chia, one of Singapore’s most followed street photographers on Instagram, who will share how to transform photos into dynamic cinemagraphs (animated photographs). A special edition of ‘Good Times’ featuring a live set between Kiat from Syndicate and Deborah Emmanuel, Singapore’s foremost spoken word poet. A performance by electronic duo .GIF, a GIF making workshop for kids, interactive art installations and inspiring talks by industry pioneers.

Over 500 GIFs were created by professional and amateur artists from across Singapore to the festival theme ‘Illusions’ and submitted to GIF FEST curators through the Open Call. 50 GIFs have been shortlisted and will be showcased at the Festival.

Entry to the family-friendly festival is free with pre-booking required for selected workshops and talks. Refer to the GIF Fest website for more details.

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TIME LINE by Amon Wong

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A live visualist for Bakers In Space and part of musical collective Astral & Co. Meet sonic artist, Amon Wong.

Whilst studying a BA in Electronic Music at LASALLE, he tells us he started toying with the idea of creating narratives through electronic mediums. “With the systems I have since developed, the audio and visuals are never self-reliant nor completely predictable; on the contrary, they come together as a result of those systems communicating with each other. Using abstract musical patterns and visuals that react with each other simultaneously, what might seem random at first will reveal itself as a carefully orchestrated exploration of aural and visual textures.”

In a live exhibition on 29 September at Artistry, Amon will treat us to an audiovisual experience that draws from multiple genres of electronic music and visual artists. We asked him to talk us through the performance.

“TIME LINE is the chronicle of my academic journey through my years in LASALLE. Every piece is sequentially more complex than the other and this live performance explores the integration of sound and visuals controlled by algorithm sequencing in real-time on stage. The work draws musical inspiration from glitch, IDM, progressive and ambient music and relates them in a visual form that blurs the boundary between the two creative fields.”

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