Things to do, watch, listen this week: 14 to 20 Jun
Treat yourself to fun arts and culture events this week. Enjoy an online dance production, check out an online art showcase featuring photographs of nature in Singapore, or visit an immersive exhibition inspired by the art and science of video games. Read on for our top picks of arts and culture activities you can enjoy this week.
Celebrate diversity with this online dance production, featuring collaborations between dancers with diverse abilities and professional choreographers. Presented by Maya Dance theatre, the contemporary dance performance will be available via SISTIC livestream from 17 to 19 Jun. Learn more about Seeds here.
Sojourn By Jeannie Ho
If the COVID-19 pandemic has got you in a reflective mood, check out visual artist Jeannie Ho’s online showcase of photographs which explore the transitional and peripheral spaces between thoughts. The digital images, which are made up of a series of landscapes and photo stills, include accompanying soundscapes. The showcase is available online until 30 Jun. Learn more about Sojourn by Jeannie Ho here.
Virtual Realms: Videogames Transformed
Tap into your imagination at this multi-sensory exhibition which shows how 21st century video games are pushing the envelope. The exhibition, presented by ArtScience Museum, showcases six large-scale, immersive installations created by some of the world’s leading video game developers, including Kojima Productions, Enhance and thatgamecompany. It is on until 9 Jan 2022. Learn more about Virtual Realms: Videogames Transformed here.
What There Looks Like By Liu Hsin-Ying
Feast your eyes on a series of vibrant mixed-media paintings by Taiwanese artist Liu Hsin Ying at Gillman Barracks. Her solo exhibition, presented by art gallery Richard Koh Fine Art, explores the ephemerality in nature and the human body. It is on until 10 Jul. Learn more about What There Looks Like by Liu Hsin-Ying here.
Have fun with the family at this festival which celebrates Malay arts and culture through free online performances and storytelling sessions. Highlights include gambus electronica, a musical performance by Singapore sound designer Safuan Johari and oud master Azrin Abdullah, which melds traditional melodies with electronic sounds, and the storytelling performance There Are Saga Seeds In Our Pockets! based on the children’s picture book Ada Biji Saga Di Dalam Saku Kami! (2016) by Maria Mahat. The festival is on until 27 Jun. Learn more about Pesta Raya here.
(Photos: Maya Dance Theatre, ArtScience Museum, Jeannie Ho, Richard Koh Fine Art, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay)