Things to do, watch, listen this week: 7 to 13 Dec
Make your last month in 2020 count with fun arts and culture experiences. Explore Singapore’s changing cityscape through the eyes of a local artist, satisfy your wanderlust with a book club session on the Jules Verne classic Around the World in 80 Days, or catch an online play where the protagonist finds herself in a sticky situation on her first day at work. Read on for our top picks of arts and culture activities to enjoy this week.
SAM Mini Mobile Museum: ‘The Dream From The Other Side’
Take a walk down memory lane with artist Melissa Tan in her installation, The Dream from the Other Side. The work is inspired by Singapore’s changing topography from 1958 to the present, and in neighbourhoods such as Woodlands, Jurong and Tampines. The exhibition is part of the Singapore Art Museum’s Mini Mobile Museum, a travelling art show held in partnership with the National Library Board. Tan’s work will be on display at the Woodlands Regional Library until 13 Dec. Learn more about The Dream from the Other Side here.
Around The World In 80 Days
Experience the thrill of travel without catching a flight. Sign up for production company Andsoforth’s novel book club session based on the Jules Verne classic, Around the World in 80 Days. The session, held at a secret location, will be no stuffy sit-down affair. Instead, participants can look forward to an experience where they will be hosted by actors in costumes and move between rooms designed to look like theatrical sets. Book your tickets to Around the World in 80 Days workshop here.
Had a terrible day at work and need to feel better about your situation? Catch the online play by Method Productions and The Haque Collective where the protagonist, Jane, is given two options on her first day of work – either destroy her family and her future, or be an accomplice in covering up a murder. The online production runs until 12 Dec. Book your tickets to Contract here.
Learn about traditional printmaking processes and enjoy fine art prints by Singaporean artists in this exhibition organised by the Esplanade. The show presents work by eight Singaporean artists, including Hilmi Johandi and Lim Soo Ngee, made during their residency with local print studio Pulp Editions. The show is on until 10 Jan next year. Plan your visit to Intersections here.
Sound Social Series
Explore Singapore’s sound art scene through this series of performances, which kicks off with a show by Planeswalker, the moniker for artist Mervin Wong. His show, titled Entity, promises to be an immersive experience that pushes the boundaries and definition of electronic music. The series runs from 9 to 29 Dec and the line-up includes local artists Zul Mahmod, weish and Marc Gabriel Loh. The performance, part of the Singapore International Festival of Arts, can be enjoyed in-person at the Goodman Arts Centre Black Box on 9 and 16 Dec, or viewed online from 14 to 29 Dec. Get your tickets to Sound Social Series here.
(Photos: Singapore Art Museum, Andsoforth, Method Productions, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore International Festival of Arts)