Festival spotlights arts and cultures in the margins

Festival spotlights arts and cultures in the margins

Stories and experiences that have been forgotten, neglected or left unspoken will take centre stage at The Substation this month. Septfest 2020 Fringe, held month-long at the independent arts centre and returning after a five-year hiatus, shines a spotlight on everything from the experiences of teenage boys growing up in rental flats in Singapore to explorations of gender and expressions of masculinity in society.

The diverse programme also spans a range of formats, including theatre, music and performance-cum-lectures. The eclectic offering mirrors The Substation’s openness to experimentation and creativity. Tickets to the shows are selling fast; don’t miss these two picks from the programme, which might speak to your curiosity.

If you are drawn to both light and darkness… 

Don’t miss a performance led by artist Jason Lim, which explores the effects of chiaroscuro, a term used in art to describe the creation of a sense of depth through contrasts of light. The performance also features artists Farizi Noorfauzi, Nicole Phua, Kara Inez and Veronyka Lau. For a contemplative experience of time and matter, get tickets to the show, This Is M.A.T.C.H here.

If you want to get in touch with your feelings…

Watch artist and jazz pianist Aya Sekine work through her personal sorrow, disappointment and pain in an intimate performance that blends digital projections of art with improvised music and spoken word. So, if you are looking to experience emotional release vicariously, check out Sekine’s Harmful Space here.

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