ila and anGie Seah (both Singapore)
Between a Rock and a Cloud
Performance, approx. 45 minutes
Sunday, 30 September 2023
4.30pm – 5.30pm
NTU CCA Singapore Seminar Room
38 Malan Road, #01-04
Event is free.
Thinking about care as a form of labour that is often unnoticed and not adequately remunerated, in this collaborative performance anGie and ila explore a spectrum of physical gestures culled out from both institutional frameworks of care-giving, such as hospitals and clinics, and the more intimate setting of the domestic environment. Through a choreography of bodily movements and sounds that are partly intentional, partly improvised, partly interactive, the two performers reimagine the embodied experience of care-giving bringing forth its physical and emotional gravity as well as its unrelenting quest for comfort, lightness, and relief.
ila’s (Singapore) practice encompasses performance, photography, and other mediums, and weaves her own body and emotions to create alternative entry points to encounter the peripheries of lived experiences and unspoken narratives. She often reconfigures and merges speculative fiction with factual histories to conceive sites for empathy and connectivity in her work. She has participated in group shows at Singapore Biennale, National Gallery Singapore and in festivals such as ASEAN-EU Cultural Festival. ila was an Artist-in-Residence at NTU CCA Singapore as part of Cycle 7.
anGie seah (Singapore) thinks about the oneness and porousness of life & art, and thrives on being, lives and practices art with the radical acceptance of the agency of uncertain elements of life. She is fascinated by the splendour of the everyday; her multidisciplinary art practice traverses the mediums of drawing, sculpture, performance art, sound, installation and video. For more than a decade, she has been active in creating participatory art projects with diverse communities locally and internationally. Working within a community gives her a chance to be with the reality of life through people. In recent years she has been involved in local theatre productions, creating set and sound design. anGie is also part of a music band, Qianpima and the artistic director of ITBA (Islands time-based art ) festival in Singapore. anGie was an Artist-in-Residence at NTU CCA Singapore as part of Cycle 2.