ArtScience Late at ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay SandsArtScience Late at ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands

ArtScience Late


Every Third Thursday of the month | 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Every third Thursday evening each month, ArtScience Museum keeps its doors open straight through until 10pm offering free performances, late exhibition viewings and special 1-for-1 entry to exhibitions (7pm-10pm).*

Shake off your mid-week doldrums and experience all the evening has to offer. See a different side of the museum after regular hours where exploration and experimentation are de rigueur of the night; where artistic collaboration and discovery take over the museum’s spaces; where boundaries shift, collide and dissolve.

*Terms & Conditions apply.

Upcoming Event

ArtScience Late: iNCH

'Til The End of The World, We'll Meet In No Man's Land

17 October 2019 | 7.30pm & 9pm
Level 4, Expression Gallery 

Helming the October edition of ArtScience Late, iNCH presents a binaural musical radio play that is intimately based in the personal experience and reflections of her expedition to Antarctica as part of 2041’s International Antarctic ClimateForce Expedition. 'Til The End Of The World, We'll Meet In No Man's Land was first commissioned by TheatreWorks (Singapore) and premiered in April 2019 at 72-13, Singapore.

This ArtScience Late performance is programmed as part of Climate S.O.S, a season of programmes focusing on the impact of climate change on our oceanic environments.  

*Admission is free on a first-come-first-served basis, limited to capacity. No intermission.

Please refer to our Facebook event page for more details. 

Image credit: Crispian Chan

Past Events

BlackKaji ArtScience Late 

19 September 2019 | 7.30pm – 9pm 
Level 4, Expression Gallery 
*Admission is free on a first-come-first-served basis

Featuring: 
The Great △ (Tokyo) 
The Observatory (Singapore) 
Greg Pope (Oslo) 

ArtScience Late presents a provocative, mesmeric iteration of BlackKaji featuring a live performance and installation by The Great △ (Tokyo), an experimental music set by The Observatory (Singapore) and a live cinema performance by Greg Pope (Oslo). 

BlackKaji is a study of the unseen, unsound, unsuspecting, unstable; a series conceived by Ujikaji and The Observatory. 

Please refer to our Facebook event page for more details. 

The Observatory photo credit:
The Idealiste

ArtScience Late: BELON by P7:1SMA

15 August 2019 | 7.15pm – 9pm
Multiple locations at ArtScience Museum
*Admission is free on a first-come-first-served basis, subject to availability.

BELON, a dance performance by P7:1SMA, is performed with inflatable objects and explores the paradoxical nature of art. It seeks to occupy and engage the space of intermediates. Its narrative expresses the desire to uncover the equilibrium between conventions and the contemporary.

In 2015, P7:1SMA’s Artistic Director, Norhaizad Adam, showcased BELON to a global audience as part of the ATLAS residency programme at ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival. BELON has since been performed by P7:1SMA as a full-length dance production at The Substation in Singapore and NuArt Sculpture Park in Bandung, and will be presented as a programme of Floating Utopias at ArtScience Late on 15 August 2019.

Performers: Symah Sabtu, Ismail Jemaah, Hasyimah Harith, Muhd Sharul Mohd
Artistic Director & Choreographer: Norhaizad Adam
Company Manager: Hasyimah Harith
Creative & Marketing: Har/z
Project Manager: Sarah Goh
Stage Manager: Rashid Shiddiq Bin Mohd Isa
Sound Designer: Ridwan Ramli

About P7:1SMA
P7:1SMA (pronounced as ‘prisma’) is a contemporary dance company with a movement to question social discourse. Led by Artistic Director, Norhaizad Adam, the company shapes artistic practice with wisdom and embodiment of Singapore’s Malay folk form and philosophy, and shares nuances of cultured embodiment that investigate human interventions.

About Norhaizad Adam (Artistic Director of P7:1SMA)
Norhaizad Adam is a dance artist based in Singapore and the Artistic Director of P7:1SMA, a dance company with roots in Malay philosophy. Norhaizad explores the equilibrium of traditional and contemporary, while relating to his democratic living and what it means to be a Singaporean Malay today. He questions the power of socio-politics. Practising contemporary ideations, he places his body in the process of social-dramaturgy – a “sympathy body” that is experiencing a dilemma on self-worth. Deconstructing Malay dance, Norhaizad continually blurs the rules of the form and transmission. He seeks to subvert the presentation of minority identity, advocating the context of post-dance.

Please refer to our Facebook event page for more details.

Image courtesy of P7:1SMA

MOONGAZERS: LATE PERFORMANCES

18-20 July 2019
Level 3, Floating Utopias Galleries
*Admission is free on a first-come-first-served basis, subject to availability.

IN CELEBRATION OF THE 50TH MOON LANDING ANNIVERSARY, ENJOY FREE LATE-NIGHT ENTRY TO FLOATING UTOPIAS ON 18 – 20 JULY, 7PM – 10PM (last admission at 9pm).

ENJOY OUR MONTHLY ARTSCIENCE LATE 1-FOR-1 TICKET OFFER TO WONDERLAND AND FUTURE WORLD ON 18 JULY, 7PM – 10PM (last admission at 9pm).

Lineup: Kamini Ramachandran / -wright Assembly / nada & Kiat + Deborah Emmanuel (Syndicate SG)

Moongazers: Late Performances is an evocative programme of music, movement, poetry and storytelling performed within the environment of Luke Jerram’s stunning inflatable installation, Museum of the Moon. Measuring 6 metres in diameter, the massive lunar sculpture features detailed, high-resolution NASA imagery of the lunar surface and is commissioned by ArtScience Museum to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing in 1969.

Moongazers: Late Performances form part of the Moongazers anniversary programming organised on 18–20 July at ArtScience Museum, reflecting on the significance of this groundbreaking journey which has defined a century. The exuberant 3-day programme of performances, films, talks, displays and workshops celebrates human explorations and endeavours that bring about new scientific understandings of the world around us, and delves into our complex fascination with the Moon as a beacon, a timekeeper, and a nocturnal object of inspiration and wonderment.

IN LOVE WITH THE MOON by Kamini Ramachandran

Thursday to Saturday, 18–20 July 2019 | 7.30pm
*Age advisory: Content more suited for persons 15 years and above.

The Moon has charmed and mesmerised many hearts throughout time. In folklore and myth, the Moon is a beloved, a sweetheart and a lover. Master storyteller Kamini Ramachandran of MoonShadow Stories shares her favourite moon myths seated beneath Luke Jerram's vast floating sculpture of the Moon.

Photo credit: Moonshadow Stories

AL-QAMAR by -wright Assembly

Thursday, 18 July 2019 | 8.30pm 

Art collective -wright Assembly presents Al-Qamar (Arabic: The Moon), a poetry-and-sound performance by poet and playwright Farhanah Diyanah (FD) in collaboration with electronic artist and sound designer Syafiq Halid. Embedded in Islamic astronomy, the work expresses how the Moon, the Sun, and the Stars serve as a guide for Muslims to navigate their day-to-day activities during the night and day.

Photo credit: Marina Bay Sands ©

BEYOND THE SILVER GLOW by nada & Kiat + Deborah Emmanuel (Syndicate SG)

Friday, 19 July 2019 | 8.30pm

In response to Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon, this two-way collaboration between nada (Safuan Johari & Rizman Putra) and Kiat + Deborah Emmanuel presents a sonic and movement-based performance surveying the diverse cultural, scientific and spiritual relations different societies have with the Moon. As Jerram’s Moon hangs passively while eliciting introspective responses from the individual viewers, Beyond the Silver Glow attempts to project these responses into the environment of the gallery. Inevitably, the scientific and the spiritual will collide, and common knowledge will have to confront conflicting emotions. The performance will explore these cycles of harmony and conflict further for the perennial tussle for what the Moon means to us.

For more details of the Moongazers: Late Performances, please refer to this Facebook event page

Image credit: Kiat

ArtScience Late: Uncommon Nonsense – sub:shaman in Wonderland

20 Jun 2019, Thursday | 8pm
Expression Gallery, Level 4

In June, ArtScience Museum presents a special ArtScience Late programmed as a poetic response to Wonderland, a playful and interactive exhibition based on Lewis Carroll’s timeless stories of Alice and her adventures through Wonderland. Sound-makers sub:shaman will create a performance that explores the subterranean state of sleep and the disorienting state of dreams, where images are bold and vivid and stories never linear or easy to comprehend.

sub: shaman comprises prominent Singaporean musicians, lsa ong (Pleasantry, Amateur Takes Control), Chew Wei Shan, Mohamed Hanis B lsahak (Spacedays), lsa Foong (blankverse) and Syahadi Samad (Paris in The Making, Windtree). Formed in 2012, the band has been creatively restless, continuing to reinvent and redefine the structure and boundaries of their music. Their bold signature sound has been characterised as dark, groovy and occasionally chaotic, rife with musical twists and turns. 

In 2017, sub:shaman released Apnea, an entrancing and hypnotic nine-track album narrating some of our biggest vulnerabilities, recurring imagery which haunts us in dreams, and our relationship with sleep paralysis and insomnia. Their ArtScience Late performance, Uncommon Nonsense – sub:shaman in Wonderland, will draw on this work, taking inspiration from submerged psychologies and the dream-states of Wonderland.

Please refer to our Facebook event page for more details.

Credit: Ryhan Tomita

ArtScience Late: Electric Animism and a Humble Atheist

Thursday, 16 May | 8pm
Expression Gallery, Level 4

In May, ArtScience Museum welcomes Toh Hun Ping and Dharma for an evening that fuses image and sound. Experimental musician, Dharma, will perform improvised music to a selection of experimental short films by noted Singaporean moving image artist, Toh Hun Ping.

Toh Hun Ping is one of the most inventive contemporary artists working with film and video in Singapore. He is both a video artist and film researcher, known for his self-invented techniques of bleaching, scratching and recycling filmstrips.  His experimental moving image works express broad themes of resistance, travel, time, loss, and mental instability, and have been presented at film festivals around the world.  As a film researcher, Hun Ping is interested in the history of film production in early-mid 20th century Singapore. He runs the Singapore Film Locations Archive.

Singapore-based musician, Dharma, plays electric guitar, incorporating objects in his live performances, which create various striking sonic effects.  He is a former member of the experimental avant-garde rock band, The Observatory.  In 2013, he released his debut solo album, "Intergranular Space", which opened up new vistas for his guitar work. He has been involved in various experimental music performances, most notably at the Asian Meeting Festival 2016.  His current practice is focused on free improvisation, and will be vibrantly showcased at ArtScience Late.

*Admission is free on a first-come-first-served basis, subject to availability.

Please refer to our Facebook event page for more details.

Image Credit: Toh Hun Ping

ArtScience Late: The Latecomers

Thursday, 18 Apr | 8pm & 9pm
Expression Gallery, Level 4

Late to the game, on time with the punchlines. Catch The Latecomers in action as they entertain you with classic improv games and silly serenades. Bring your suggestions and they will bring the laughs.

A regular in the Singapore comedy circuit, The Latecomers are an improvisational comedy troupe formed by a group of friends from different nationalities, backgrounds and personalities. Founded in 2014, they create songs, sketches and memorable characters on the spot, based on suggestions from the audience and their own wondrous minds.

The Latecomers' performance is programmed in response to Wonderland, a playful and interactive exhibition based on Lewis Carroll’s timeless stories of Alice and her adventures through Wonderland.

*Admission is free on a first-come-first-served basis, subject to availability.

Please refer to our Facebook event page for more details

ArtScience Late: Seed

21 March 2019, Thursday | 8pm & 9pm
Expression Gallery, Level 4

Lionel Tan and Leslie Tan from the T'ang Quartet, Mervin Wong (Theemptybluesky) and Open Score Project come together for an exciting experimental music collaboration at ArtScience Late as part of the performance season of Minimalism. 

Seed features a curious juxtaposition of sonic worlds: viola, cello, pipa, morin khuur (Mongolian horsehead fiddle), erhu, accordion and electronics. The performance project channels their musical languages into a synthesis of polycultural textures to spontaneous and unique results.

Seed is presented at ArtScience Late as part of the programming for Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. The exhibition marks a first-time collaboration between ArtScience Museum and National Gallery Singapore. Over 150 works of art are set across the two sites exploring the history and legacy of this groundbreaking art movement. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, both venues will host music, film and dance events, showcasing the impact Minimalism has had on many other art forms.

Visitors will also enjoy complimentary entry to Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. exhibition from 7pm to 10pm. Last admission to the exhibition is at 9pm.

*Admission is free on a first-come-first-served basis, subject to availability.

Please refer to our Facebook event page for more details. 

Andy Yang + SAtheCollective

ArtScience Late: Andy Yang + SAtheCollective 

21 February 2019, Thursday | 8pm
Free Admission | Venue: Inspiration Gallery, Level 4 

Andy Chia and Natalie Alexandra of music collective SA teams up with visual artist and musician Andy Yang in a performance project that explores notions of conception and ceremony through sound and visual art. The performance draws inspiration from life unfolding, enveloping audiences in a cocoon of sonic landscapes and visual textures.

*Admission is free on a first-come-first-served basis, subject to availability.

Please refer to our Facebook event page for more details.

ArtScience Late: FEN

17 January 2019, Thursday, 7pm 
Free Admission | Venue: Basement 2, Oculus

FEN is an improvised music project group comprising Otomo Yoshihide (Japan), Ryu Hankil (Korea), Yan Jun (China) and Yuen Chee Wai (Singapore) – four of the most significant figures in the experimental music scene in Asia today. Headlining the performance season of Minimalism at ArtScience Late in January, FEN will be sculpting an immersive sound piece that probes sound, space, and silence.

Please note that this edition of ArtScience Late performance will start at 7pm.

*Admission is free on a first-come-first-served basis, subject to availability.

Please refer to our Facebook event page for more details.

TAO Dance Theater

15 November, Thursday | 8pm
Free Admission | Venue: Expression Gallery, Level 4

In the opening week of Minimalism: Space. Light. Object, Beijing-based TAO Dance Theater presents Weight x 3, a trio of contemporary dance pieces set to the music of American composer Steve Reich.

One of the most exciting companies that has taken the dance world by storm, TAO has earned worldwide critical acclaim with a repertoire of minimalist experiments exploring the “repetition ritual” and philosophy of movement. The company has performed at over eighty arts festivals and events in more than forty countries.

 TAO Dance Theater's Weight x 3 is presented as part of the ArtScience Late monthly performance series in celebration of the opening of Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. 

*Free on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited capacity.

Please refer to our Facebook event page for more details

::vtol::

18 October 2018, Thursday | 8pm
Free Admission | Venue: Expression Gallery, Level 4

::vtol:: is the pseudonym of Moscow-based contemporary media artist Dmitry Morozov, who is among the first batch of post-Soviet producers of music and video synthesisers. His work places special emphasis on the link between emergent systems and new kinds of technological synthesis. The main directions of his work are experimental electronic music, sound art objects and DIY electronic instruments.

This ArtScience Late sees ::vtol:: performing a hypnotic live set of electronic music and visuals, harnessing the glitch aesthetic borne of the technological era and exploring the condition for error that marks our post-digital age.

::vtol:: is one of 12 contemporary artists taking part in ArtScience Museum's new exhibition, All Possible Paths: Richard Feynman’s Curious Life, opening on 20th October. ::vtol::’s work in the exhibition, wave is my nature, explores Richard Feynman's theories of the movement of light, demonstrating how light takes ‘all possible paths’ while moving from one point to another.  His performance at ArtScience Late shows a different side of his practice.

*Free on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited capacity.

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ArtScience Late: Sougwen Chung

20 September 2018, Thursday | 8pm & 8:40pm
Free Admission | Venue: Expression Gallery, Level 4

In Drawing Operations Unit: Generation 1&2 Performance, New York-based artist and researcher Sougwen Chung showcases the emerging process of human-robot collaboration as a performance and traces a narrative of human and machine synthesis through three chapters - Mimicry, Memory and Future Speculations.

Sougwen Chung showcases the emerging process of human-robot collaboration as a performance, tracing a narrative of human and machine synthesis.

*Free on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited capacity.

Please refer to our Facebook event page for more details. 

Ewa Justka

16 August 2018, Thursday | 8pm
Free Admission | Venue: Expression Gallery, Level 4

Ewa Justka is a Polish electronic noise artist, instruments builder and DIY electronics teacher based in London. Justka’s main field of research is based on the exploration of materiality of objects, vibrant, ontological systems and an investigation of modes of quasi-direct perception through noise performance actions, interactive installation, DIY electronics, hardware hacking, plant-molesting, breaking, deconstructing and collaborating.

Ewa Justka is an acid-technoise artist, pedagogue, and autodidact musical instrument maker based in London. Her work explores the relationships between macro and micro environments, sound, and the body. She has performed and led workshops at events and venues such as Cafe Oto, Loop Festival, and Sonic Acts.

This ArtScience Late performance is a parallel programme of ArtScience on Screen: Seeing Systems, presented in collaboration with videoclub.

videoclub is an artists’ moving image platform showing artists’ work across the UK and internationally established in 2005 by Laura Mousavi-Zadeh, Ben Rivers and Jamie Wyld. We support artists through curated programmes, engaging the public through screenings, exhibitions, talks, residencies and commissions.

*Free on a first-come-first-served basis. Limited capacity 

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green is the colour of my heart by Marc Nair

19 July, Thursday | 8pm
Free Admission | Venue: Expression Gallery, Level 4
Advisory 16 (Some Mature Content)

Human nature has always sat uneasily within the cycle of the natural world: growth, loss, regeneration and extinction. Yet how we swagger, confident, sheathed in indestructible plastic, offering up the inevitable rituals of a city, heedless of forests losing the shape of their lungs just beyond our vision. We consume, produce what cannot decompose and drive heedless towards the precipice.

Featuring poetry by Marc Nair, music by .gif and visuals by Wu Jun Han, Green is the Colour of my Heart is a performance that considers our relationship with nature against the specter of a breaking world.

*Free on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited capacity.

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Watch the performance video here.

Ezzam Rahman
your ghosts from yesteryears visit me once in a while

21 June, Thursday | 8pm
Free Admission | Venue: Expression Gallery, Level 4

In his directorial debut, multi-disciplinary artist Ezzam Rahman presents a performance of autobiographical material that speaks out, speaks back and speaks otherwise about marginalised identities and personal narratives.

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Watch the performance video here.

ILA
I’m Willing: (When The Vision Persists, Through A Glass Lightly)

17 May, Thursday | 8pm
Free Admission | Venue: Expression Gallery, Level 4
Restricted 18 (Nudity and Sexual Content)

This performance work by visual and performance artist ila examines the portrayals of gender in films, and considers how perpetuating tropes render gender dynamics in society and gender-based violence as normative.

A project in collaboration with Marla Bendini, Kin Chui and Suhaili Safari.

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Watch the performance video here.

Minutes by Yarra Ileto & Zhuo Zihao

Minutes 

A multimedia and movement performance by Yarra Ileto and Zhuo Zihao

19 Apr, Thursday | 8pm & 9pm

Free Admission | Venue: Expression Gallery, Level

Minutes, an autobiographical piece by Yarra Ileto and Zhuo Zihao, seeks to express the poetics of everyday life events through multimedia and movement. The work highlights the seemingly mundane moments, familiar routines and ordinary experiences which are overlooked in the hectic pace of modern life, and considers how the home is lived and experienced by people as a place and an idea.

* Limited capacity.

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Watch the performance video here.

Leslie Low

Leslie Low

15 Mar, Thursday | 8pm

Free Admission | Venue: Expression Gallery, Level 4

Experience music in its most introspective and honest form in an intimate acoustic evening with singer-songwriter Leslie Low of The Observatory. Reflecting on our contemporary urban condition in this unplugged retreat, Leslie plays confronting, heartfelt anthems from his solo releases along with new original songs.

* Limited capacity, and entry is on a first-come-first served basis

Please refer to our Facebook event page for more details.

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Watch the performance video here

ArtScience Late

ArtScience Late: Speak Cryptic’s The Anatomy of a Heartbreak

The Tribe in collaboration with Ape Studios and The Kaizen M.D.

Thursday, 18 Jan 2018 | 7.30pm
Level 3, exhibition space & Level 4, ArtScience Galleries
Free on a first-come-first-served basis. Limited capacity.

The Tribe wants to take you on a journey of catharsis. Featuring characters from visual artist, Speak Cryptic, experience anger, frustration and despair through this live art installation. 

This performance is held in conjunction with D/SINI.

Please refer to our Facebook event page for more details.

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Watch the performance video here.