Monday, 18 March 2013

SPORE Art Salon 28th Edition !!

FILM, POETRY, A WONDER MUSIC COLLAB & NUDE LIFE DRAWING for the month of March! Come with a mind to have a good time!

WHERE : BluJaz Cafe (3rd Storey)
WHEN : Tuesday 26 March 2013 7:45PM onwards
FB Event Page :

$10 / guest --- includes 1 drink
proceeds benefit BluJaz and SPORE Art Salon featured artists 

Special notes:
* There will be 3 sessions of nude life drawing (20 minutes each) during the evening - bring some paper and pencils to participate!
* Please be advised that Chancre, a 17 minute video by Loo Zihan that will be screened, is rated R21.
* Photography/videography of the artist features is not allowed.



RICHARD LORD (poet / playwright)
Richard A. Lord is an American literary agent and editor based in Singapore. He has written or co-written some 20 books and edited numerous others. Additionally, he is an award-winning playwright and is a regular face on the Singapore arts scene. Amongst the many books he has edited is the anthology,Crime Scene Singapore (Monsoon Books, 2010). One of his stories from that collection was adapted as the MediaCorp mini-series Keong Saik Street, first broadcast in March of this year. He is currently the editor of the Crime Scene Asiaseries of crime fiction books. He is now finishing up work on his full-length crime novel, Beggar’s Bounty, scheduled to appear in early 2013.

LOO ZIHAN (film maker)
Loo Zihan is a performance and moving-image artist based in Singapore.He received his Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has had exhibitions and showings at NEXT/Art Chicago, Macau International Performance Art Festival, Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival (Chicago) and the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival. His moving-image works have been screened in various film festivals including AFI Fest (Los Angeles), Pusan International Film Festival, Newfest (New York City) and Frameline (San Francisco). He is a part-time instructor at Nanyang Technological University and The School of the Arts, Singapore.

"Chancre" 2011, 17 mins, R21
'Chancre' is a transmission and transmutation of a memory couched in shame. This video includes, among others, excerpts of text from The Writings of a Savage by Paul Gauguin (1848–1903) detailing his experiences in Tahiti and a passage from Malay Magic (1900) by Walter William Skeat, which describes a female vampire known in Malay folklore as a ‘Pontianak’. The video is bookended with documentation from a performance re-enactment of Josef Ng's 'Brother Cane', a performance art piece that resulted in a 10 year restriction on the funding and licensing of performance art in Singapore.

A SPORE Art Salon collab. of 4 individualistic musicians
Babushka comprises of 4 very talented players sharing a common goal of breaking away from the mainstream, creating instrumental pieces using very unique scales that will blow your minds and melt the hearts of many. The pieces are heavily improvised as the band loves spontaneity - even this collaboration was sparked in a spontaneous moment.
In this outfit, there is Fauzo, the lead guitarist, who is known for 'wanking', a technical aspect of guitar playing he often applies. Don Shiau, who is keeping the rhythm, is a singer song writer of music that loops in the mind once heard. Yuga, an incredible percussionist and performer whom you'll need to experience for yourself to believe it, and last but not the least, Sophia, full of surprises and dance on the keyboard.


Nicole is an anthropology undergrad. She started life modeling so that she could travel to visit her friends in different cities and sleep in their houses. She likes the mental stillness and physical exertion of holding a position. She has posed in front of retirees, 6th form students, museum staff, and once, for the UCL art club's first session of the year. They turned out to be the most polite of the lot, and the 6th form students were least awkward. Amanda Palmer and Erika Moen are her largest life modeling influences. She considers the internet to be a comforting place, and makes youtube videos and hangs out on twitter and tumblr a lot. She believes that life modeling and being an internet whore can be attributed to an exhibitionist nature.