Singapore Night Festival is back after two-year hiatus. The 13th edition, Rebirth features over 55 vibrant and eclectic experiences illuminating the lesser-known stories in the heart of Singapore’s multi-dimensional arts and heritage precinct.
Stories from Forbidden Hill by Maxin10sity
This projection showcase presents significant historical locations such as the wall carvings and royal bath at Fort Canning Park, as well as the legend of Badang, of whom the earliest record can be found in the Sejarah Melayu, an important record of Malay history.
Location: National Museum of Singapore
Through Worlds by Jo Ho and Intriguant
You will travel through a series of virtual environments with audio narration of multiple perspectives within the history and hypothetical, imagined future of CHIJMES and its area.
Glitches of You by Amanda Tan
Paired with soundscapes composed by local musician Intriguant, the projection embraces the Stamford Court clock tower and the hustle-bustle of a busy intersection. By manipulating archival material and the artist’s self-filmed footage in the Bras Basah.Bugis precinct, the artwork takes the viewer on a visual journey through a fragmented landscape where the past meets the present.
Location: Stamford Clock Tower
We can no longer be strangers after this by Perception3
In response to the festival theme Rebirth, “We can no longer be strangers after this” invites to reflect on the shifts and changes we have had to adapt to, the lessons we have learned, and what it means to transition to a post-pandemic life. Featuring two sets of texts on reflective panels, placed side by side in the green space, the work is envisioned as a ‘memorial’ of this moment in time.
Location: Grass Patch near Banyan Tree @ National Museum Singapore
An Ocean Without The Anchor by Speak Cryptic
Conveying the value of “bergotong-royong” (Malay for cooperation), the tower comprises five figures sitting stacked on one another’s shoulders. At the top is the roof of a traditional kampung house, signifying shelter and safety as our community slowly transitions into “the new normal”.
Location: Outside Raffles City
Paddy Fields by FARM
Paddy Fields recalls the forgotten practice of drying cultivated rice along the banks of
Sungei Brass Bassa (now Stamford Canal) in the early 19th-century. The area was close to the paddy fields that used to be located opposite today’s KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. South Asian washermen and women also laundered clothes there, laying them out to dry on an adjacent open space. Using a palette of humble materials, this installation seeks to evoke the sentiments reminiscent of these activities from a bygone era.
Location: Stamford Walkway
PALIMPSEST by William Chan and Brandon Tay
PALIMPSEST is a poetic expression of the artists’ contemporary take into the history and evolution of the now pedestrianised street. This collaborative work by William Chan and Brandon Tay combines digital images, text and sound that celebrates the pulsating energy of Armenian Street – a site steeped in discoveries, experimentation, and discourse.
Location: Armenian Street
Armenian Street Party by various artists
Performance by Azpirasi
Midnight Show at the Capitol by MOJOKO
Take a trip down memory lane with this hyper-colourful visual treat. Remixing images from the collections of the National Archives of Singapore and National Library, visual artist MOJOKO highlights Singapore’s cinemas of times past.
Location: National Archives of Singapore
tobyato bird pitstop by tobyato
Inspired by the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings, tobyato bird pitstop is an artistic, inflatable representation of birds taking a breather in Fort Canning Park. Walk along the path and spot the rare sightings of birds resting within lush greenery.
Location: Canning Rise
TERRARIUM by Aux Media Group, Binary Style, PAPERSYNTHESIS and BIOS: Living NFTs
Step into TERRARIUM, an immersive garden landscape that ponders future possibilities for nature and how technology could blur the lines between what’s living and what’s truly alive. Bask in a hybridised reality amidst gorgeous floral creations, examine how nature could thrive in the digital realm and lend a hand in growing a digital garden.
Location: National Design Centre
Cathay Hotel: The Curse of the Missing Red Shoe by Vertical Submarine
Watch the past come to life at Cathay Hotel: The Curse of the Missing Red Shoe, an immersive 1-hour theatre performance taking place within a re-creation of the historical Cathay complex. This is a ticketed show.
Dates: 19, 20, 24, 25, 26 & 27 Aug
Time: 7.30pm and 8.45pm, with additional show at 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays
Admission: $33, $112 for bundle of 4 (inclusive of 10% booking fee and 7% GST)
Location: Cathay Green
Singapore Night Festival 2022
Now on till 27 August 2022
7.30pm – 12.00am
Various Locations in Bras Basah.Bugis (BBB)
Admission is Free!
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