Wednesday, 27 June 2012

19th Edition - a De-Brief! + Photos!

Wow, it had been a pretty... interesting night, with a mixed bag of fine artists, filmmakers, dancers, theatre professionals, visual artists, architects and manyyy more gracing the 19th Edition! Thanks to everyone who came out to the event, and sat through an evening of performance art, awesome poetry reading, interpretative dance pieces and a short stage play!!!

Here are the images of the evening, made by guest photographer Christopher Oon... enjoy!
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Wednesday, 20 June 2012

SPORE Art Salon : 19th Edition 26 June !!



Happy mid-year, one and all!! The 2nd half of 2012 brings us a good dose of performing arts and a dash of the visuals at the 19th edition of the SPORE Art Salon. Invite yourselves to an evening of poetry reading, a short stage play, performance art, dance and of course, life drawing! Same time, same place, and you know it...
see you then!


WHERE: BluJaz Cafe, 3rd Storey (12 Bali Lane)
WHEN: Tuesday 26 June 2012, 7:30PM onwards

FB Event Page : https://www.facebook.com/events/310237509066341/
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HOST

DON SHIAU
Don Shiau writes songs for leisure, and occasionally performs them for punishment. Having taken to the stage with a guitar only in the last few months, he is now plying the open mic circuit as way to 'rehearse in public', in the hope that he may one day become competent enough to 'record in private'. He has been a regular face at the SPORE Art Salon for close to a year, usually lurking with a sketchpad and a Tokyo Iced Tea. You cannot find his songs anywhere on the internet ... yet.









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FEATURED VISUAL ARTIST
MARIONA VILASECA
http://www.marionavilaseca.com/
Born in Spain 1978, holds degrees in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona, ​​is currently writing her doctoral thesis on how the way of pictorial experience and contemplative experience, lead to the same extent, to the unit.
She has performed solo and group exhibitions throughout Europe, South America and also in Singapore last year, during their residence invited by Jason Wee Grey Projects.
Her work is in private and public collections in different countries as well. This year, repeated her trip to Singapore to perform along with Kelvin Atmadibrata, an installation in Substation, during days 21 to 28 June. Both artists were part of residency exchange program Initiated by SinCat, a Singapore-Catalan cultural research team, Grey Project, a project space and residency by Jason Wee and Nau Cochlea, a residency space in Catalan by Clara Gari.


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FEATURED PERFORMING ARTISTS

LEA McGOWAN (dance)
Lea McGowan-Host and Performing Artist, Model Lea is delighted to be a part of Art Salon again, presenting inspiration for visual artists as she blends modeling and dance segments. For almost two years Lea has lived in Singapore working as a dancer/acrobat/performing artist for the theatrical circus production of "Voyage de la Vie" which concludes as the longest running show in Singapore's history July 16, 2012.  Lea has also become active in the local stand up comedy scene, and you might recognize her from replays of America's Got Talent...Don't miss your chance to see Lea in action at her last SPORE Art Salon before she takes off!


CHARLENE SHEPHERDSON (poet)
www.zarweanede.com
A wordsmith, illustrator and creative educator, Charlene works with text and images to explore the evolution of traditional art as it adapts to the confines of space and time in city living; reflections of the city through the eyes of its inhabitants.
Raised on a diet of Scrabble, Boggle and Wheel of Fortune, Charlene loves playing with the intricacies of syllables; deconstructing words to build new towers of meaning. Recently, her art and visual poetry have been showcased in The Arts House, The Substation, Singapore Writers Festival 2011 and Lit Up Festival 2011.
When not refueling the caffeine running through her veins, Charlene can be found collaborating as 1/3 of spacer.gif, a visual-textual art collective and in Party Action People, a spoken word troupe. She makes yeti-like appearances at www.zarweanede.com




CALL ME BEA (stage play)
"Call Me Bea" is written by Teh Su Ching, and featuring Su Ching and Ruzaini.
CALL ME BEA also features choreography by Glory Ngim and video work by Wee Li Lin.
It is about Beatrice Lim, a socialite Tai Tai who has a tumultuous relationship with her aspiring singer-songwriter daughter Felicity. When Bea tries to seduce Ismail, a member of staff at the Singapore Elite Country Club, her world turns upside down.

CALL ME BEA is -

TEH SU CHING

Teh Su Ching's short film Ash is an official selection at the the 2012 Moscow International Film Festival. In 2011, Shanghai theatre group 3rd Culture Theatre staged her bilingual one-act play Seven Days in Jing An at the Jing An district theatre festival. In 2008, another one-act play, Russia! was featured in the Yale Playwrights Festival. Russia! was also read at The Substation, where Lim Yu Beng played the lead.
Her full-length play Ubin will be given a reading in New York's Workshop Theatre in October. Ubin's Tisch Asia reading in April featured Karen Tan and Oon Shu An in lead roles.
 In 2009, Su Ching's short story DnD, penned under the pseudonym Stella Chung, was featured in the anthology “Romance Volume 2” by Renaissance Publishing. Su Ching also acts - you may remember her as the teenage Penelope Chan in Raintree Pictures' Chicken Rice War (2000). She holds a BA in Literature and Theatre Studies from Yale University, and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Asia. She's now writing a feature-length coming of age teen dance film that centers around Mambo Nights at local nightclub Zouk.

DRAYTON ALEXANDER HIERS
Recent directing credits include developmental readings of Ubin by Teh Su Ching, The Book of Living and Dying by Chong Tze Chien, and Lightning from Heaven by Scott Sickles. As a playwright, his work has been performed in Singapore at the Arts House and 72-13, and in New York at The Tank NYC, the Bushwick Starr, Lumenhouse, and the Brooklyn Reliquary.

He is the Artistic Director of LoNyLa Singapore, which is dedicated to developing new works by Singaporean playwrights, regularly producing readings of new scripts in exchange with theatre artists around the world.
With Jean Tay, he is an instructor for SRT’s Young Co Playwrights, which is in its inaugural year of training new dramatic writers.  He has an MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia, where he is Program Coordinator and Adjunct Instructor for the Department of Dramatic Writing.

RUZAINI
Ruzaini has been doing mainly production work for the past 3 years with various companies such as Wild Rice, Toy Factory, Singapore Repertory Theatre and STAGES. An actor at heart, he also acts for YellowChair Productions and NYUTischAsia Drama Lab work.