One Thursday a month, 7pm to 10pm
Once a month, ArtScience Museum transforms into a buzzy, chilled-out, night-time destination. Catch free cutting-edge performances and wind down to the weekend with bar offerings and special ticket offers* to the touring exhibitions.
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Beat box it!
featuring Charles “Stitch” Wong (Singapore) and video artist Quincy Teofisto of Achtung!Achtung! (Singapore)
22 May 2014
ArtScience Museum brings together the art of vocal percussion and visual media. Stitch has been performing solo for the last 10 years and can create a range of vocal sounds from drumbeats and classical Chinese instruments to horns while singing. He will be sharing his stage for the first time with media artist Quincy Teofisto. Audience participation will be encouraged.
featuring Urich Lau (Singapore) together with Kai Lam (Singapore) and Yuzuru Maeda (Japan)
12 June 2014
A series of video performances with audio and visual wearable gadgets constructed from industrial safety equipment such as welding goggles, gas masks and earmuffs. The work makes use of live-feed images and sounds to link to other devices and displays capturing the elements found within audiences and spaces.
Urich Lau will collaborate with sound and performance artist Kai Lam and violinist Yuzuru Maeda.
featuring the musical sculptures of Lirio Salvador, performance by Elemento with Wawi Navarroza on vocals (The Philippines)
24 July 2014
In the last two decades, musician and visual artist Lirio Salvador has been creating musical instruments from objects such as bicycle parts, kitchen utensils, scrap metal and sensors among other items. Elemento, an art music ensemble, will be performing original music using these self-made instruments called “Sandata”. Elemento’s music compositions are usually a mix of improvised free-form pieces and compositions.
Elemento will be joined by photographer and vocalist Wawi Navarroza.
In a Heartbeat
featuring performance media artist Fuyuki Yamakawa (Japan)
21 August 2014
You can feel your heartbeat, but it’s not often that you get to see it. Japanese performance media artist Fuyuki Yamakawa, known for his heartbeat performance, will fuel the audience’s curiosity in this performance. Attaching a stethoscope to his chest, Yamakawa will be projecting his heartbeat through a set of light bulbs as he employs the power of his body, voice and movement. Audiences can expect to see a flickering.
Body as Object
featuring Eko Supriyanto and Solo Dance Studio (Indonesia)
11 September 2014
Indonesia choreographer Eko Surpriyanto, known to combine a range of contemporary dance techniques rooted in classical Javanese tradition, will be developing a site-specific work with ArtScience Museum’s rain oculus as the dancers’ backdrop. This piece explores the dancers’ bodies as objects exhibited within the core of the museum’s structure.
Inside the Saxophone
by Tim O’Dwyer (Singapore) & Florian Baron (Germany)
16 October 2014
Saxophonist, composer and researcher Tim O’Dwyer will be “speaking” to his audience through the music played on his meta saxophone (a conventional alto saxophone with in-built modified sensor system). Amplified through a four-speaker surround sound system, the music will be accompanied by an interactive video installation, Kaleidoclock, created by Florian Baron.
featuring Chey Chankethya, AMRITA Performing Arts (Cambodia) and Blake Shaw of SWEATSHOPPE (United States/Germany)
20 November 2014
This performance will marry the choreographic styles and moves of Cambodian dancer Chey Chankethya (Kethya) with the new media creation of SWEATSHOPPE’s Blake Shaw’s video painting, merging this mesmeric visual art with contemporary dance.
featuring media artist Andreas Schlegel and artist/poet Bani Haykal11 December 2014
‘undo’ is an attempt to unravel narratives through acts of deconstruction. Set amidst a myriad of devices including computers, lights, sound, and text, ‘undo’ offer glimpses into chaos and order through the distortion of perspectives, investigating the relationship between meaning, context and subject. The project is the first collaboration between Andreas Schlegel and Bani Haykal.
featuring Composit formed by Shunsuke Francois Nanjo (Japan/France), Kensuke Christophe Nanjo (Japan/France) and Nicolas Charbonnier (France) in collaboration with Eisa Jocson (The Philippines)
29 January 2015
The installation Hypermnesia is the result of two artists and a mechanical engineer working together. The audience is prompted/ invited to interact with the artwork through touch, thus altering the sound in the background. The trio will be developing an interactive pole installation for the internationally celebrated choreographer/performer Eisa Jocson. The artwork will react to her body heat and movement.
The Orchestra of Futurist Noise Intoners
directed by Luciano Chessa, A Performa commission
12 February 2015, 7:30pm and 8:45pm
Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's mechanical noisemakers, Futurist painter and composer Luigi Russolo (1885–1947) developed an orchestra of hand-cranked instruments which he called Intonarumori. These first mechanical synthesizers produced by Russolo generated sounds of whirrs and buzzes, clangs, scrapes, sirens and mechanically plucked strings. In collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute and Performa, ArtScience Museum presents two full performances by The Orchestra of Futurist Noise Intoners, an ensemble founded in 2009 by the Italian composer and conductor Luciano Chessa that performs on his replicas of Russolo's earliest Intonarumori orchestra. Each performance will be accompanied by a short talk by Chessa.
featuring Robert Casteels, Dirk Johan Stromberg and Andrew Thomas
26 March 2015, 8pm and 9pm
This collaborative work for voice, electronic instrument, live processing, tape and video presents two new electronic instruments - the Sphere and the Strombophone - which accompany captivating scenes from nature to Singapore’s metropolis, crossing time and space.Original production generously supported by the National Arts Council.