Join us as we celebrate our 4th Anniversary on Saturday, 28 October 2017. We are excited to present a special performance of The Critical Dictionary of Southeast Asia Volume 4: V for Voice, by Ho Tzu Nyen and Bani Haykal.
The Critical Dictionary of Southeast Asia (cdosea) has, since its inception in 2012, generated a number of filmic, theatrical, and installation works for Ho Tzu Nyen including The Name (2015) and The Nameless (2015), and a number of projects engaging with the figure of the tiger. Since 2016, Ho has working with a group of collaborators to manifest the dictionary itself, most recently creating an algorithm that endlessly composes new combinations of audio-visual materials glossed from the Internet, according to the 26 terms of the dictionary (cdosea.org). Volume 4: V for Voice is the first time cdosea is presented in a live context, with sound artist Bani Haykal performing in response to the spontaneous audio-visual images conjured up by the ghostwriter that is the algorithms. Learn more about cdosea here.
Enjoy food by Intermission Bar, free-flow drinks, and music by Singaporean deejay RAH at the tents outside Block 43. We look forward to having you celebrate with us!
Bani Haykal experiments with text and music. As a soloist, he works primarily with acoustic instruments, both traditional and/or hacked, and his studies revolve around narratives, structured improvisation and spoken word. He is a member of OFFCUFF and b-quartet. An Associate Artist with The Substation, Haykal has collaborated, exhibited, performed and toured internationally, as an artist and a musician, participating in festivals including Media/Art Kitchen (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Japan), da:ns Festival and The M1 Fringe Festival (Singapore) among others. Haykal was also a member of the Singaporean avant rock band The Observatory, with whom he has toured Norway (2012) and Italy (2013). Haykal was a recipient for the Young Artists’ Award (2013) and has been selected for the 2015 President’s Young Talents.
Ho Tzu Nyen (Singapore) works primarily in film, video, and (theatre) performance, and develops immersive multimedia installations. Drawing from historical and philosophical texts as well as artefacts, he appropriates the structures of epic myths, invoking their grandeur while revealing that these are not merely stories, but discursive tools. In 2015 he was awarded the prestigious DAAD Scholarship and in 2011 he represented Singapore at the 54th Venice Biennale. His works have been shown in numerous places such as the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (2015); Guggenheim Museum, New York (2013); Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2012); Tate Modern, London (2010); just to name a few. His films have premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah (2012); Cannes Film Festival (2009); and the 66th Venice International Film Festival (2009). He has also written extensively on art as a critic.