Reception: Thursday 27 September, 7:30pm
Live Art Sessions: Abstract Drawing of Visitors
Tuesday 18, Wednesday 19 and Friday 21 September, 6pm-9pm
Saturday 15 and 22 September, 5pm-7pm
Path is an ongoing series of works that presents the drawing act as live action and performance. Through examining and questioning personal ideas of spatial intervention, alienation and home, the project is indexed and episodic
(Path.1, 2, 3, …), suggesting a serialised narrative of the artist drawing a map of the city as he moves through it.
Having previously lived in 3 different cities and moved 13 times in the past 30+ years, the artist sees the project as a construction of a third place and of making a new place at the same location. Through trans-mapping each of these lived spaces onto the other, the notion of place is understood and perceived as a site that is amorphous, imaginative and malleable: an entity, construct, identity and fantasy all at once.
Each episode of Path suggests a marker in this map of the city. The city is perceived as a place or an entity that reveals competing and conflicting narratives and identities. Path is essentially about inhabiting the city and finding ways to re-connect with it, in spite of its rapidly shifting socio-cultural and visual landscape.
Read more about Open Call and SeptFest below.
The Substation’s Open Call platform was initiated to support and realise strongly artistic, critical and rigorous proposals for visual, performance and sound art productions. Presented as part of SeptFest, Open Call has been a consistent annual platform for showcasing the work of talented emerging artists. Visit the Open Call microsite at www.substation.org/opencall to read interviews, watch videos and find out more about this year’s recipients.
The Substation turns 22 this September and we’re celebrating with SeptFest! SeptFest is our month-long birthday celebration of art, culture and community and this year’s festival features the anticipated sound, visual and performance art projects selected for the coveted Open Call platform, the 5th Singapore Indie Doc Fest, selected performances from the Kuo Pao Kun Festival, a book launch, birthday party, and more. The Substation is Singapore’s first independent, contemporary art centre and was founded by the visionary Kuo Pao Kun in 1990. It has been at the forefront of supporting critical, rigorous and experimental art in Singapore for the last 22 years.
Join us this September as we celebrate another milestone for The Substation, Singapore’s original home for the arts.
Click here for more SeptFest events.