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ArtScience Late: Ujikaji Presents Smokescreen by George Chua and Wu Jun Han

ArtScience Late: Ujikaji Presents Smokescreen by George Chua and Wu Jun Han

Thu, 17 Aug | 8:00pm
Expression Gallery, Level 4
Free on a first-come-first-served basis. Limited capacity.

Is war the same today as history depicts? Does the media necessarily present a full reality of modern war? Examine these dynamics in an age of post-truth where perceptions presented ever shifts. Integrating an assault of industrial beats with compelling visuals, veteran sound artist, George Chua, and visual art practitioner and experimental musician, Wu Jun Han, bring audiences through an audio-visual experience of the contemporary perceptions of war in times of technological change.

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ArtScience Late: Lalu Lalang Laboratory (L3)

ArtScience Late: Lalu Lalang Laboratory (L3)

Thu, 20 Jul | 7:15pm - 8:45pm
Inspiration Gallery, Level 4
Free on a first-come-first-served basis. Limited capacity.

In Charting the Multiverse of Our Dreams, performance collective Lalu Lalang Laboratory (L3) explores ideas of genesis, cosmological cycles and alternative futures, interweaving personal journeys that are entwined with their artistic practices. Impromptu play and extemporaneous divertissement play out in a dialogue of poetry and science, through vignettes of sound, dance and projection. 

A multitude of focal points all coming together at once, this new synergy of ideas and energies will manifest in a provocative experiment. You are invited to participate by making playful decisions as consumers of the arts.

About L3:
L3 started meeting in the spring of 2016 to exchange, encounter, seek, investigate and question the journey of creative existence. The lab marks the rigour, commitment and curiosities of four established artists –Aaron Khek (choreographer/dancer), Leslie Tan (cellist), Nirmala Seshadri (multidisciplinary artist/choreographer) and Ix Wong Thien Pau (choreographer/dancer). Their attitude and approach towards art making is borderless, sans hierarchies and labels. 

L3 is open to all like-minded artists. They sit, have tea, and jam. For this jaunt, L3 is joined by guest collaborators Mervin Wong, Swedha Rajaram and Gavin Yap.

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ArtScience Late: Phonomnesis

ArtScience Late: Phonomnesis

A Sound Project by Zul Mahmod

Thu, 15 Jun | 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Oculus, Basement 2
Free

Featuring leading sound-media artist Zul Mahmod, the evening will be a critical listening session as he generates sonic context and aesthetic of ubiquity from the different sound sources into a real time manipulation compositional process through a site-specific live sound performance.

Phonomnesis is a spatial and temporal dialogue of spontaneity between pipe structure installed in the architecturally-dynamic Oculus of Artscience Museum; a sonic experience of exploring and surrendering to the unpredictable, transient sound sources from above, below and all around; a conjured ensemble of natural and coloured sounds playing to the imagination, illuminated by an array of lights designed by Andy Lim.

Using ArtScience Museum’s Oculus as an instrument and an audience, Zul Mahmod will be sculpting acoustics and working with the site to explore the relationship between sound and space in this sound performance. Live sounds are picked up from the site and layered with his field recordings of various bodies of water in and around Singapore, adding another sonic layer from readymade sound sculptures to create textures for his composition. 

ArtScience Late: Phonomnesis, A Sound Project by Zul Mahmod
ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES

Zul Mahmod

Zulkifle Mahmod (b. 1975) is one of Singapore’s leading sound artists. ZUL has been at the forefront of a generation of sound-media artists in Singapore’s contemporary art development – one of the genres of international contemporary art-making that has been garnering interest for its inter-disciplinary approach and experimental edge. ZUL represented Singapore with a Sound Art Performance at the Ogaki Biennale in 2006, and was Singapore’s first sound artist with a full-on sound sculpture at the Singapore Pavilion of the 52nd Venice Biennale 2007.

ZUL has cut a reputation for integrating 3-D forms with ‘sound constructions’ and ‘sound-scapes’, often crossing genres and collaborating with other artists. ZUL is also the designer for the first SingTel F1 Grand Prix Night Race trophy in Singapore. In early 2017, ZUL has been awarded the special inaugural honorary award, Soichiro Fukutake Prize by Benesse Holding Inc for his Singapore Biennal 2006 commissioned artwork. 

ZUL has exhibited in Singapore, Thailand, Germany, Japan, Vietnam, Italy, Moscow, China, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Norway and Finland. He was part of a creative talents traveling showcase in Beijing, London, New York and Singapore for Singapore Inside Out. His notable initiatives include an industrial-sound inspired soundtrack in conjunction with an Antoni Tapies exhibition at the Singapore Art Museum and winning Singapore Straits Time Life! Theatre Award 2010 for Best Sound Design (RPM by Kafai/ Theatreworks)


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Andy Lim

Andy Lim is a designer who has worked extensively in and outside of Singapore. His work spans from drama, dance, music and film; from intimate black box performances to large theatre main stage; from site-specific installations to unconventional outdoor staging. 

His work has been seen in major international performing arts festivals, including Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay & Singapore Arts Festival (Singapore), Kunsten Festival Des Arts (Belgium), Wiener Festwochen (Vienna), Theatre Der Welt (Germany), 54th Venice Biennale (Italy), Festival/Tokyo (Japan). He has received awards for Best Lighting Design in Singapore & Malaysia in 2013-2015. 

In 2014, Andy started ARTFACTORY, a Singapore-based company which strives to work closely with artists, curators, producers and art institutions to support the creations of an artist, and push boundaries in their fields.

ArtScience Late: The Garden of the Eye of the Future

ArtScience Late: The Garden of the Eye of the Future

Presented by Tim De Cotta

Thu, 18 May | 7pm - 9pm
Lobby, ArtScience Museum
Free

Enter The Garden of the Eye of the Future where music and vision take you into the foreseeable future and all its possible tangents. Close your eyes and embrace the electric dream of robotic vines that harness our chemical potential in dry cell batteries; and neurons intertwined with roots and elemental makeup deep in the ground.

Programmed in celebration of the opening of HUMAN+ The Future of Our Species. Venture to our new exhibition at Basement 2 for a special sneak preview of real and imagined possibilities for the boundaries of the human species. Make up your own mind about what the future holds for us. The rest is up to you. The other two exhibitions will be closed during this time.

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ArtScience Late x Ethos Books: this is how you walk on the moon

ArtScience Late x Ethos Books: this is how you walk on the moon

Thu, 20 Apr | 7pm - 10pm
ArtScience Galleries, Level 4
Free 


Ethos Books invites you to step into a night of anti-realist fiction and the mysteries of our universe, presented through experimental theatre pieces and intriguing encounters. By adapting from fiction, interplaying literary devices with theatre, the sonic and experiential arts, this ArtScience Late programme thrives on dreams and imagination, entering new frontiers. 

< This Storm Is You >
Performed by theatre practitioners Epiphany and accompanied by live music from students of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music – NUS.

We invite you to step into the story of Jasper, whose fate has already been decided by an omniscient narrator. Guided by a voice that will narrate and prompt, you are a character participating in the story of Jasper, where every choice you make is a choice of consequence for Jasper. Based on Dylan Randall Wong’s This Storm Is You.

< Earthrise >

Fast-forward to a future where one can embark on a grand tour of the world before exiting into space in this experience of a lifetime. Listen to the recordings of an elderly woman who has spent her entire life savings on this one-way trip to the moon, and immerse yourself in this alternate reality where euthanasia comes in the form of a luxurious slow cruise into space. Quitting life has never been so atmospheric. Based on Li Huijia’s Earthrise, first presented at #BuySingLit by Epigram Books, supported by the National Arts Council.

< don’t die before i do >
You are a private detective uncovering the truth behind the Hallerian Foundation after cases of missing employees start surfacing. Pore through the transcripts of internal radio broadcasts, excerpts from the journals of a particular subject C-65, and redacted medical reports of the Foundation. Would you dare to break the silence? Based on Ong Sher Li’s don’t die before i do.

This ArtScience Late programme is held as part of the Art and Science of Space season, based on stories from this is how you walk on the moon: an anthology of anti-realist fiction published by Ethos Books.

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ArtScience Late x Syndicate

ArtScience Late x Syndicate

Thu, 16 Mar | 8pm

Audiovisual collective Syndicate presents an evening of experimental sounds and visuals, delving into the world of astrological myths, galactic sounds and planetary-inspired visuals.
 

About the Artist

Syndicate is Singapore’s foremost forward-thinking audiovisual collective. With an ethos focused on experimentation and self-expression, Syndicate artists have presented a versatile range of works – from live electronic music showcases to architectural projection mapping, art installations and photography. Since its inception in 2010, the collective has represented Singapore in the US and Europe playing capacity crowds in intimate clubs and international music festivals.

As part of i Light Marina Bay 2017, Syndicate takes over the museum’s iconic façade from 3 to 26 March, making it come alive with their must-see architectural projection-mapping spectacular, Secret Galaxies. It presents a confluence of visual imageries based on the humanistic relationships with the night sky. Accessible by all and yet almost untouched by mankind, this celestial view plays many roles in our psyche and everyday lives. As we blur the hard lines that separate science, faith, art, and magic, it is through this convergent lens that we invite you to view these Secret Galaxies.
 
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ARTSCIENCE LATE X MARSBAND

As part of Art and Science of Space Season

Thu, 16 Feb | 8pm
Expression Gallery, Level 4

Always wondered how it is like to be in space? Lead by Carter Emmart and Keith Patchel, MARSBAND will take us on a magic carpet ride on Mars, where we will pass terrains and meet new frontiers while live scoring to creates the fantastical atmosphere of life in space.
 

LISTENING FOR THE DARK

As part of Art and Science of Space Season

Thu, 19 Jan | 8pm
Lobby, Level 1

Fascinated by life outside of Earth? Indonesian artiste Venzha Christ will be back for an exciting edition of ArtScience Late where he will be using his body as a transmitter to send and receive signals from space. What will we hear?
 

Letters to Ubin by inch

Singapore Eco Film Festival x iNCH

Thu, 10 Nov | 7pm - 10pm
Expression Gallery, Level 4

ArtScience Late goes green this November, in conjunction with Singapore Eco Film Festival. Get together for the screening of Can You Dig This*, a documentary that follows guerrilla gardeners uprooting the status quo in one of the most notorious U.S neighbourhoods with an urban gardening revolution. After that, tune off and retreat with Singaporean singer-songwriter iNCH, as she takes everyone on an elemental journey with Letters to Ubin.

7:15pm: Can You Dig This
9pm: Letters to Ubin by iNCH

*This film is rated NC16.

ArtScience Late performance is free.
Register in the lobby.

(Picture Credit: iNCH)

Change Your Life (You Can Do It) with Dan Deacon 

Thu, 6 Oct | 8pm
Expression Gallery, Level 4

Baltimore-based experimental electronic producer and performer Dan Deacon has released multiple critically-acclaimed albums and gained a reputation for his wildly entertaining interactive live shows in DIY spaces. Join us for one of the most exuberant experiences you can have in electronic music and must be experienced live to be truly understood.

With the success of Dan Deacon’s 2007 album Spiderman of the Rings, came an opportunity for the electronic-music iconoclast to increase the breadth and depth of his entire musical project. Deacon moved from self-contained computer music to orchestral epics. His interactive live show, honed in DIY spaces, was taken to museums and concert halls. Never resting on his laurels, he’s also one who frequently expands his performances to include a horde of side musicians.

*ArtScience Late performance programme is free.

NOTICE: It's going to be a full house. To ensure you have the best possible time, please take note of these simple guidelines:
• ArtScience Late runs from 7pm – 10pm
• Take advantage of 1:1 ticket promotions on all exhibitions
• Fab Café will be running a cool cafe bar on Level 4 (cash-only)
• Enjoy 10% discount at the museum shop 
• Last entry to exhibitions is 9pm 
• Dan Deacon’s performance starts prompt at 8pm, Level 4 
•Performance doors on Level 4 open at 7.30pm
• Entry to the performance is a strict first-come, first-served basis
• There's no re-admittance to the performance
• The performance is 100% FREE 
• Share your night on Facebook LIVE or with a Boomerang!
• Follow us on Instagram @ArtScienceMuseumSG #ArtScienceLate

Thanks and see you Thurs night! Get there early.
 


ARTS FISSION at ArtScience Late

MIRROR OF CLANDESTINE BLOOMS

Thu, 29 Sep | 7.15pm and 8.30pm 
Various spaces

ArtScience Museum teams up with ARTS FISSION for a site-specific dance conceived in celebration of the opening of Journey to Infinity: Escher’s World of Wonder. Experience the museum like never before, as dancers map the building’s architectural features with temporal dance pieces that take inspiration from M. C. Escher’s fantastical spatial vision.

*ArtScience Late performance programme is free.
 


The Psychoactive Jazzhop Trip at ArtScience Late

The Psychoactive Jazzhop Trip

Thu, 25 Aug | 7pm-10pm
Expression Gallery, Level 4 

Get into the rhythm as ArtScience Late freshens up with progressive modern jazz, future-soul inspired beats infused with notes of R&B and Hip Hop. Featuring DasGeFoo, FZPZ, The Tim De Cotta Triad with visuals by Supersystm, the night promises a pattern-grid world where ghetto meets tune.
 


ArtScience Late x The Observatory at ArtScience Late

ArtScience Late x The Observatory

Thu, 28 Jul | 8pm
Expression Gallery, Level 4 

Join The Observatory in a deconstructed retrospect of their album, Oscilla where they delve into the desire of living off-grid and embracing a life motivated by environmental ethics. This installation-performance attempts to create a Zomian consciousness, a utopic territory to search for within ourselves.
 


Strokes

Strokes

Thu, 23 Jun | 8pm 
Expression Gallery, Level 4 

Get untethered as dharma, George Chua, Brian O'Reilly and Chowk collide in an experimental dialogue. Expect the unexpected as improvised movements and discordant sounds take on a life of their own, breaking into a sonic visual symphony. Expand your consciousness this ArtScience Late.
 

We’re Everywhere, Somewhere and Nowhere

We’re Everywhere, Somewhere and Nowhere

Thu, 26 May 2016 | 8pm
Expression Gallery, Level 4

Curious about life in the 21st century? Try to be. Hello world. We are a couple, from Singapore and we'd like to share with you what life is like in unnatural environments and circumstances; where the wilderness is a lolcat riddled with emojis and your life quantified by your browsing history. Is this a performance? Maybe. But at this stage of our existence, we are always performing for someone.

Free admission. In conjunction with the opening of Big Bang Data exhibition. 
 


ArtScience Late x Singapore Art Book Fair

ArtScience Late x Singapore Art Book Fair

Thu, 14 Apr | 7.30pm
Lobby, Level 1 (Free Admission)

Known for their deep tones and lush soundscapes, electronic duo .gif will fill the air with emotive lyrics, setting the mood for a poetry reading led by poet Joshua Ip and the literary collective. Join us in this soiree of music and poetry, part of the opening programme of Singapore Art Book Fair 2016.


ArtScience Late, Syndicate Ft. Kiat & Lee Mun Wai

Ha-Ha OK

Syndicate Ft. Kiat, Brandon Tay & Lee Mun Wai

Thu, 24 Mar | 8pm
Expression Gallery, Level 4 (Free Admission)

Audio-visual collective Syndicate presents a new three-way collaborative piece by electronic music producer Kiat, media artist Brandon Tay and contemporary dance artist Lee Mun Wai. HA-HA OK will transform the ArtScience Museum lobby into an immersive playground filled with the sonicscapes of live electronica beats, interactive visual projections and site-specific dance movements.
 


Betwixt Festival 2016

Betwixt Festival 2016

Thu, 25 Feb
Expression Gallery, Level 4 (Free Admission)

7.30pm - Video Conference: Co-Optive
From photos and videos, to texts and bits of information in our multimedia devices, the work aims to reveal the mundane obsessiveness in trying to know all, see all, and do all.

8.15pm - P.P.M. [PUZZLED.PROCESSED.MESHED.]
Using trampolines as nonsensical game controllers or full-body gamepads, the artists transform the exhaustive activity of jumping into unexpected virtual representations and digital interactions.
 


ArtScience Late, Resonance - Randolf Arriola

Resonance

Thu, 28 Jan | 8pm
Expression Gallery, Level 4 (Free Admission)

Fascinated by the idea and possibility of an expanding multiverse, internationally acclaimed artist, Randolf Arriola, brings you on a sweeping sonic journey this ArtScience Late. Behold the art of live looping, where silence and sound through chaos and order are born into rebirth, expanding and collapsing from everything to nothing; where rhythms and melodies morph from harmony into dissonance; where infinite perplexities are created and experienced in that moment of space and time.

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Strangeweather Movement Group with Andy Yang: Spooky Action (at a Distance) II

Strangeweather Movement Group with Andy Yang: Spooky Action (at a Distance) II

Thu, 19 Nov | 8pm
ArtScience Museum Lobby

Strangeweather Movement Group in collaboration with visual artist Andy Yang performs Spooky Action (at a Distance) II. Strangeweather considers the theory of quantum entanglement, puts it on the backburner, and creates an off-kilter dance performance of impolite improvisation scores and congruent choreography. Yang intercepts the performance with a resounding set installation and what happens next is anyone’s guess.
 


ArtScience Late - A Thousand Horses Running in my Head

A Thousand Horses Running in my Head

Thu, 8 Oct | 8pm

anGie Seah
With Ian Woo & Aya Sekine

In a mash up of unpredictable piano tapping, bass droning, poetic gestures and erratic voice-works combined with everyday sounds, anGie Seah presents the mental outpourings and psyche manifesting from a stated of nerves. Inspired by the splendour of the everyday, anGie together with Ian Woo, Aya Sekine reinterpret emotions and ideas that spoken words fail to evoke. This immense audio-visual-movement experience will trigger your senses through the orchestra of sounds, actions and imagery with the aid of young local street dancers. Get ready to open your hearts and minds at this live performance not to be missed.

In partnership with the NTU CCA Singapore Residencies Programme.


ASL Sep Gazelle Twin

Gazelle Twin and Special Guests

Thu, 10 Sep | 8pm

For this special edition of ArtScience Late, FutureEverything Singapore, part of the Festival of Tech, presents an evening of new UK and Singaporean talent.–UK composer and producer Elizabeth Bernholz aka “Horror-pop” artist Gazelle Twin  will be joined by Singapore’s underground artists to provide an evening packed full of the most innovative and imaginative creations.

FutureEverything Singapore is a partnership between FutureEverything, an award-winning innovation lab for digital culture and annual festival established in Manchester, and Singapore's Infocomm Development Authority (IDA). The festival is under the umbrella programme, the Festival of Tech.


ArtScience Late - Ryoji Ikeda: Supercodex

Ryoji Ikeda: supercodex [live set]

Thu, 20 Aug | 8pm

PREPARE TO BE IMMERSED IN A MULTI-SENSORIAL EXTRAVAGANZA.

ArtScience Museum is thrilled to welcome Japan’s leading electronic composer and visual artist, Ryoji Ikeda, to the museum for one night only.

Sonic artist, visual artist, and composer in one, Ryoji Ikeda has gained international renown for his striking audiovisual artworks. Ikeda's work is deeply rooted in an ongoing investigation of mathematics and science. He uses stunning, immersive visuals, and a distinctive electronic music style to communicate complex topics about the outer limits of science, in a highly accessible way. 

His performance for ArtScience Late, as part of the Sound Islands Festival, is supercodex [live set]. It makes the invisible data that permeates our world tangible and perceivable.  The performance showcases how sound can be turned into data and how data can be turned into sound.  supercodex [live set] draws inspirations from the idea of quantum superposition, a key principle of contemporary physics. It investigates how we understand the reality of nature on an atomic scale through mathematical models and quantum mechanics. supercodex [live set] begins subtly, with digital noise, pure tones and bass drones, and gradually builds into an immersive, textured sensory audiovisual experience.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see one of the world's most acclaimed experimental performers, in an extraordinary live event that is bound to be an unforgettable experience.

Concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda
Computer graphics, programming: Tomonaga Tokuyama
For more information please visit: Ryoji Ikeda website

Part of the Soundislands Festival

About Ryoji Ikeda

Hailing from Japan, and based in France, Ryoji Ikeda focuses on the essential characteristics of sound, light and mathematics. He has gained a reputation as one of the few international artists working convincingly across both visual and sonic media. He elaborately orchestrates sound, visuals, materials, physical phenomena and mathematical notions into immersive live performances and installations.

He has performed and exhibited worldwide in the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, MoMA New York, Tate Modern in London, Ars Electronica Center Linz, Elektra Festival Montreal, Sonar Festival Barcelona, Aichi Triennale Nagoya, Palazzo Grassi Venice, Park Avenue Armory New York, Museo de Arte Bogota, Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin, Sharjah Biennale, Auckland Triennale, MONA Museum Hobart, Telefonica Foundation Madrid, and many other locations.

He has recently been touring his new performance, superposition, in major venues such as Centre Pompidou in Paris, Barbican Center in London, Kyoto Experiment in Japan, Concertgebouw Brugge and Amsterdam, Metropolitan Museum in New York, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and Center for the Arts of Performance UCLA in Los Angeles. His large scale light and sound installation, spectra, was recently presented in Hobart, Australia, Sharjah, UAE, and London as part of First World War Centenary Art Commissions.

His musical recordings and albums +/- (1996), 0°C (1998), matrix (2000), dataplex (2005), test pattern (2008) and supercodex (2013) pioneered a new minimal world of electronic music through his razor-sharp techniques and aesthetics.

He is the award winner of the Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN 2014.  In 2015, he will present solo exhibitions at The Vinyl Factory London, ZKM Karlsruhe and Kumu Museum Tallinn among others.

For more information: www.ryojiikeda.com
 


ArtScience Late - 2015:time:space:

2015:time:space:

featuring Robert Casteels, Dirk Johan Stromberg and Andrew Thomas

Thu, 9 Jul | 7.30pm & 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. 
 


ArtScience Late - Chicks on Speed: The Art of Work Part 2

Chicks on Speed: The Art of Work Part 2

In collaboration with Malvina Tan, Dinu Bodiciu, Lennat Mak and Zul Mahmod

Thu, 4 Jun | 8.30pm

Globetrotting performance art, music, and new media collective Chicks on Speed take the stage this ArtScience Late with their special mix of irony and electronic beats. Merging video, choreography and fashion, they will be playing live against the backdrop of their surrealistic and poetic short films. Be prepared for an evening that will be visually stunning and sonically explosive. 

In partnership with the NTU CCA Singapore Residencies Programme.
 


ArtScience Late - PV868

PV868

Thu, 7 May | 8pm and 9pm

Set your mind free through PV868, an experimental audiovisual performance created by NUS/ArtScience Museum Residency artist TeZ. Experience the hypnotic effect of moving visual patterns, emerging directly from the interaction between the brainwaves and the sound and light stimulation, unique to each participant. |
 


ArtScience Late - Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

Thu, 9 Apr | 7:45pm and 9pm

Enjoy a feast for the eyes and the ears through visual artist Panagiotis Tomaras’ stunning video work complemented with sounds by DJ Tom Shellsuit. Presenting an interplay between sight and sound, initial slow, transformative imagery is replaced with rapid, geometric movement, and ends with a vivid treatment of colour inspired by the flicker films of the early 60’s.
 


ArtScience Late - The Orchestra of Futurist Noise Intoners

The Orchestra of Futurist Noise Intoners

directed by Luciano Chessa, A Performa commission

Thu, 12 Feb | 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.
 


Hypermnesia

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)

Thu, 29 Jan

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.
 

 

 

Undo

featuring media artist Andreas Schlegel and artist/poet Bani Haykal

Thu, 11 Dec 

‘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.
 


Transporting Rituals

 

 

featuring Chey Chankethya, AMRITA Performing Arts (Cambodia) and Blake Shaw of SWEATSHOPPE (United States/Germany)

Thu, 20 Nov

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.
 

 

 


Inside the Saxophone

by Tim O’Dwyer (Singapore) & Florian Baron (Germany)

Thu, 16 Oct

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. 
 

 

 


Body as Object

featuring Eko Supriyanto and Solo Dance Studio (Indonesia)

Thu, 11 Sep

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. 
 

 

 


In a Heartbeat

featuring performance media artist Fuyuki Yamakawa (Japan)

Thu, 21 Aug

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.
 

 

 


Sandata

featuring the musical sculptures of Lirio Salvador, performance by Elemento with Wawi Navarroza on vocals (The Philippines)

Thu, 24 Jul

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.
 


Life Circuit

featuring Urich Lau (Singapore) together with Kai Lam (Singapore) and Yuzuru Maeda (Japan) 

Thu, 12 Jun

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. 

 

 


Beat box it!

featuring Charles “Stitch” Wong (Singapore) and video artist Quincy Teofisto of Achtung!Achtung! (Singapore)

Thu, 22 May

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.