Performance

A Passage to Dreamworld

Performance

A Passage to Dreamworld

Saturday, 20 January · 4:00 - 5:30 PM · ONSITE

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 SonicVirtual Reverie: Echoes of a Forgotten Utopia and Spirit-forward in G Major, the exhibition is a culmination of their residencies in Europe.

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A Passage to Dreamworld  
20 January 2024, 4.00 – 5.30pm
Blk 38 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks
Singapore 109441

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 SonicVirtual Reverie: Echoes of a Forgotten Utopia and Spirit-forward in G Major, the exhibition is a culmination of their residencies in Europe.

As an extension of the exhibition, A Passage to Dreamworld takes audiences through a performative journey into a liminal realm where reality and imagination intertwine. In creating a space where creative impulses take place, fresh perceptions can be formed to give way to new possibilities.   

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.

For more information on Passages, please visit the exhibition page here.
For more information on SEA AiR – Studio Residencies for Southeast Asian Artists, please visit the programme page here.

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.

19:00 DIA.HRD
20:00 FATIMAH
21:00 ALEEZON
22:00 C2AC

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.