After its stopovers in Berlin, London, Rome, Venice and Belgrade, the nomadic project Move W I T H (OUT) continues eastwards across the globe to the island state of Singapore.
On Saturday 18th January, from 11am to 6pm, utilizing various old and new forms of transport to reflect the Singapore’s transition from fishing port to state of the art metropolis, the trunk will be carried along a route starting from a jetty on Kallang River. Accompanied by local live artist, Malvina Tan as Citizen Of, this journey traces the paths of old migrants arriving from the Singapore River, marks out historical and cultural spaces around The Arts House, to Sculpture Square on Middle Road, past historic Arab Street, to arrive at Aliwal Arts Centre for the Urban Art Party, in conjunction with Art Week 2014.
Citizen Of, is a new live work created in response to MOVE W I T H (OUT), where performance artist becomes sociologist-cartographer, seeking and obtaining the routes of everyday Singaporeans to create a work that traces and also questions our sense of territoriality.
“Issues of who belongs, are becoming more significant in Singapore. Many Singaporeans often assume other people are intruding into our territory. Yet at the same time, how much does that sense of territory defines us? Should we feel privileged that we have authority over an apparent ownership of that territory?
Often, I question the definition of “home”- I wonder what makes a place so desirable that one would consider permanent residency.” Malvina Tan
GPS Photos by Malvina Tan
Caroline Christie & Bobby Lloyd, John Clang, Mauro De Giorgi, Adolfina De Stefani, Nina Feldman, Valerie Grove, Amanda Gutierrez, Howard Hardiman, Gloria Houng, Jakrawal Nilthamrong, Bill Psarras, Ana Rodić, Carlo Michele Schirinzi, Samart Suwannarat, Ines Von Bonhurst, Jason Wee
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Malvina is one of Singapore’s most exciting young performance artists. While currently pursuing her degree studies in Interactive Media at Nanyang Technological University’s School of Art, Design and Media, she has participated in numerous artist projects and exhibitions both in southeast Asia and Europe.
Malvina held her first solo exhibition in 2008 at ‘House’ at Dempsey Hill, Singapore, as part of their ‘Adopt an Artist’ programme. Since then, she has participated in numerous exhibitions such as Pantone My Art exhibition held at The Coffee Connoisseur and Back to Nostalgia exhibition held at the Leftfoot store organised by Singapore Contemporary Young Artists. Her work, in collaboration with acclaimed Singaporean based artist, Shubigi Rao, was featured on an art reality TV series, Watch This Space on Mediacorp (Singapore)’s OKTO Channel. Recently, she showcased her latest work in a transnational exhibition, TranSport, held in both Madrid, Spain, at Factoria de Arte y Desarrollo and at Goodman Arts Centre in Singapore. She too presented a performance piece on the Opening Night of the exhibition in Madrid, Spain. Also, she explores performance art and presented a piece at Nanyang Technological University as part of NOW! Performance Art Event and also at The Substation as part of Night Festival 2010.Most recently, she was invited to perform at FETTERFIELD 2012, a Singapore Performance Art Event. Artist website.
12.30 – 1.30 pm The Arts House
3.30 – 4.00 pm Sculpture Square
4.30 – 9.00 pm Aliwal Arts Centre
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