Singapore Contemporary Young Artists

Playing With & For The Community

Kelvin Atmadibrata – Performance at Genexis Theatre Studio, 19th March 2011


Description of performance – Water Rune is an exploration of creating an RPG-inspired character from the artist’s body. Japanese RPG video games like Final Fantasy series , Tales series, Fire Emblem series, etc often differentiate humans and non-humans through not only body forms but also clothing. In the more recent contemporary gaming narrative, these characters are dressed in popular clothing.

In the piece I did for Genexis Theatre Open House, I ‘transformed’ into a non-human by covering my identity in a hoody. This alteration came about after I left marks on each audience. Audiences were given a piece of paper which then was dripped by blue marks from my fingers. I asked the audience to fold it into two as when they re-opened the papers, they saw patterns, almost like faces of unknown beings.

This piece speaks about identity in relation to imagination and dream. As a child, I used to play a lot of video games and they grew in me. The characters become part of my life and I translated that into my art making.

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Singapore Contemporary Young Artists Project (SCYA) is a non-profit Art Society that highlights Contemporary Art by Young Artists in Singapore through several platforms in exhibitions, websites, talks, workshops & commissioned services. SCYA was initiated by Jacquelyn Soo who is an artist, curator and director for SCYA. SCYA has over 10 members in the society contributing ideas, activities to support the organisation. SCYA represents up to 70 Singaporean/PR Artists in their works. SCYA launched their first project in Nov 2008 with a website collaboration with FIVEFOOTWAY that featured 23 Contemporary Young Artists Portfolios on an interactive website. Since then, SCYA have had several collaborations and events organised with corporations, government institutions, NGOS and education institutions, Please visit our website for more details: Like us on Facebook! Thank you!

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This entry was posted on April 4, 2011 by in Others.

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