Things to do, watch, listen this week: 7 to 13 Jun
Staying at home doesn’t have to be boring. Perk up your week with immersive arts and culture experiences that promise to transport your mind and soul. Enjoy a collection of online films, immerse yourself in an online music concert, or visit a virtual contemporary art exhibition. Read on for our top picks of arts and culture activities you can enjoy this week from home.
Short Film Anthology
Sit back and enjoy three short films which address themes like heritage, tradition, and history by Singapore-based directors Sanif Olek, Faisal Ishak, and M. Raihan Halim. The online films, presented by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, will be available online for viewing from 10 to 27 Jun. Learn more about Short Film Anthology here.
The Unseen: A Precursor
Feast your eyes on contemporary art by six emerging artists working across mediums such as photography and decorative art. This virtual exhibition is organised by Artisan Singapore – a collective that champions fashion and art. The online gallery is accessible until 30 Jun. Learn more about The Unseen: A Precursor here.
Gallery Children’s Biennale 2021
Inspire your child from the comfort of your home through art and play with this biennale organised by National Gallery Singapore. It offers both online and on-site programmes, and it starts with digital experiences, available online until Dec 2022. Some digital offerings include Conversations with an Octopus, a vibrantly illustrated story about a girl going on an adventure with her octopus friend by artist Sandra Lee, and Superstar by multidisciplinary artist Jeremy Sharma, which is an online artwork created in collaboration with his two sons. Learn more about Gallery Children’s Biennale here.
Take a mid-day break and tune in to an online 5-part video series featuring drum performances by award-winning percussion ensemble group Drum Feng. The video screenings on Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre’s (SCCC) Facebook page are released online every week from now until 24 Jun, and they are part of SCCC’s Cultural Extravaganza, an annual festival that represents the diverse and vibrant Chinese culture in Singapore. Learn more about Soar here.
Shore Seekers World
Have a go at this 360-degree virtual reality adventure where online participants take on the role of debris collectors and are tasked to locate microplastics strewn along the coastline. The part-game, part-educational experience is designed by ecologically-engaged art collective Ayer Ayer’s founder Ernest Goh, and it hopes to educate the public on the pertinent issue of plastic pollution. Learn more about Shore Seekers World here.
(Photos: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, National Gallery Singapore, Maya Dance Theatre, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Ayer Ayer)