A Passage to Dreamworld
20 January 2024, 4.00 – 5.30pm
Blk 38 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks
This public programme will start punctually at 4.00pm. Please arrive at least 10min before time to secure a space. Admittance will be on a first-come-first-served basis.
A Passage to Dreamworld is a public programme held in conjunction with Passages, an exhibition of the second cycle of SEA AiR – Studio Residencies for Southeast Asian artists in the European Union. Featuring artists Priyageetha Dia (Singapore), Ngoc Nau (Vietnam) and Saroot Supasuthivech (Thailand) and their artworks Sap Sonic, Virtual Reverie: Echoes of a Forgotten Utopia and Spirit-forward in G Major, the exhibition is a culmination of their residencies in Europe.
Priyageetha Dia will perform a reading from her work Sonified Vision, which looks into the sonification of visual material, accompanied with a live-mixing of sound samples from Sap Sonic. Ngoc Nau presents a two-channel projection drawn from additional footage alongside Virtual Reverie: Echoes of a Forgotten Utopia, and a sound performance on traditional Vietnamese instruments against a mix of soundtracks by her collaborator Dustin Ngo, a Vietnamese sound producer and instrumentalist. Saroot Supasuthivech’s video The Ritual of Life and Music shows the process of a Thai Buddhist monk making holy water and chanting the prayer Ratana Sutta, a sacred verse addressing the contemplation of the Triple Gem: Buddha, Dharma (the teachings), and Sangha (the monastic Buddhist community); followed by a live performance of Sai Samon, a Thai song featured in Spirit-forward in G Major, on the khlui (a Thai flute), by Thai musician Udom Kiattivikrai.
In view of the public programme that is held within the exhibition spaces, Passages will not be on view while the programme is ongoing.
Singapore Art Week 2024 Late Night programme: SPIRIT WORLD
From 7.00pm till late
Blk 38 Malan Road, #01-05, Singapore 109441
Responding to sounds from artist Priyageetha Dia’s Sap Sonic, DJs DIA.HRD (the artist herself), FATIMAH, C2AC and ALEEZON will perform a live mix evolving into free play as an activation of the exhibition space.
SPIRIT WORLD is a space for everyone, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or background. This includes respecting personal space and boundaries. Discriminatory behaviour will not be tolerated.