Singapore Contemporary Young Artists

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NOW! Performance Art Event @ NTU – Jacquelyn Soo, Love & Power

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Synopsis of Performance:

To Dominate & Be Dominated. Power & Translation. Change & Unchange.

1) First Connection – 2 China Students studying by the table. Reaction: To Dominate & Be Dominated. Artist connects the 2 students together and asks to repeat after her speech. Speech taken from book (Tell me what you want, what you really, really want, by Jan Verwoert). Speech becomes more confusing and students are unable to catch on. Artist scolds and hits them for stupidity.

2) Second Connection – 2 unknown strangers seated diagonally across from each other. Reaction: Power & Translation. Artist connects the 2 strangers together and asks if there is anything they wish to say to each other. Artist becomes middle person and starts relating messages to the 2 complete strangers. Artist catches them in complete lost of power.

3) Change & Unchange – 3 students seated together discussing on important project. Artists intervenes and ties all 3 together (did not include artist) and links them to 2 different ‘BOOK of Knowledge’. Artists seek students help to retrieve the 2 Books. 1 Book is connected to a total strange, the other a Book on Fengshui.

Duration of performance: 30mins.
Venue: NTU, Faculty of ADM Library.
Total no. of audience: 20 persons
Photo credit: Daniela Beltrani.
Organiser: Marla Bendini

About scyablog

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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