LIVE REVIEW: SINGAPORE WRITERS FESTIVAL 2015 – DIMENSIONS & DEMONS

An ambitious concert mashing up the creative talents of local music and literature resulted in an entertaining and inspiring experience for all who attended Dimensions & Demons at the Esplanade Recital Studio last night.

SINGAPORE WRITERS FESTIVAL: BE HAPPY – THE BIGO YEARS

BigO (Before I Get Old) was a self-styled indie magazine that existed in print form from about 1985 to 2003 (give or take). Founded by Michael and Philip Cheah (with Stephen Tan) from the ashes of the Singapore Monitor, the magazine would be a major pop culture force in Singapore Continue Reading

SINGAPORE WRITERS FESTIVAL 2015: DIMENSIONS & DEMONS — DAVE CHUA + WEISH

As promised, we present to you thoughts of the collaborative artists behind Dimensions & Demons, to be performed at the Esplanade Recital Studio on 5th November. “An exercise in deromanticizing nostalgia, A Carnival of Confessions is a collaborative piece by prolific writer Dave Chua and music wondergirl weish, exploring the Continue Reading

SINGAPORE WRITERS FESTIVAL: DIMENSIONS & DEMONS – DAREN SHIAU + RIOT !N MAGENTA

As promised, we present to you thoughts of the collaborative artists behind Dimensions & Demons, to be performed at the Esplanade Recital Studio on 5th November. “Daren Shiau and Riot !n Magenta explore the surreal terrain in Lucid Dreams, where memory, regret and release intersect through a collision of beats, Continue Reading

SINGAPORE WRITERS FESTIVAL 2015: DIMENSIONS & DEMONS – THE ORGANISERS’ PERSPECTIVE

“Dive into dream worlds coloured by words and music, the creative outcomes of three collaborative projects between Singapore writers and musicians. Each interprets a dream in all its intimacy and duality, navigating through the blurry spaces of consciousness and the boundaries of conscience.”

PoP ART: PIET MONDRIAN

A PoP feature where we examine the influence on ART on rock and pop music, in particular album covers.   Dutch artist Piet Mondrian was a contributor to the De Stijl (the style) art movement and group. He evolved a non-representational form which he termed neoplasticism. This consisted of white ground, Continue Reading

GEEK OUT! SONNY LIEW SUPER-IMPOSES THE HISTORY OF COMICS OVER THE ART OF CHARLIE CHAN HOCK CHYE TO CREATE A MASTERPIECE

Who is this Singapore comic book artist Charlie Chan Hock Chye that was able to channel the history of comics through the critical Singaporean events of the last 60-70 odd years? Well, he does exists… BUT only as a figment of artist Sonny Liew’s fecund imagination. So yes, The Art of Continue Reading

REEL TO REAL: MIKE LEIGH PROVIDES A SLICE OF AN ARTISTIC LIFE IN MR. TURNER

Written & directed by Mike Leigh. Starring Timothy Spall. Premiering at Cannes last year, Leigh’s biopic of famed English painter JMW Turner has already garnered a Best Actor award for Spall’s performance in the lead role and a special jury prize for the film’s cinematography for Dick Pope. That just about sums Continue Reading

SINGLED OUT: ART & MUSIC FOR A GOOD CAUSE

Was fortunate to spend a fair bit of last night soaking in local artworks that were inspired by pop & rock music at the Singled Out exhibition at tcc – The Connoisseur Concerto ‘The Gallery’ at 51 Circular Road. Basically, the artists used vinyl records as a starting point, mixed Continue Reading

SINGLED OUT: AN ART EXHIBITION ABOUT MUSIC, FOR MUSIC

  From 17th October 2014 to 6th January 2015, tcc – The Connoisseur Concerto is proud to present Singled Out – an art exhibition conceptualised by creative agency fFurious, and developed in collaboration with events organisation art-management.com, and Thunder Rock School. This exhibition will see 50 local designers and artists Continue Reading

MICROMANAGE OVERWORK EXAGGERATE

  Micromanage Overwork Exaggerate (MOE) is a theatre production about Singaporean education that is set to run from Thursday 31st July to Saturday 2nd August. According to its press release, the play “seeks to explore the unspoken sides of education, from the mouths of those with no recourse to honest dialogue. Using Continue Reading