“清醒的自在”

12 10 2010

清醒的自在

“Awakened contentment”, performance by Kai Lam

 

with invited guest-performer, Yuzuru Maeda

performing her recent solo music piece “Sound Quotation”

 

8 pm, Saturday, 16th October 2010

Show Room, Post-Museum

Venue address: 107 +109 Rowell Road Singapore 208033

For more info: op_out@yahoo.com


 

This is a presentation of recent narratives that are based on the artist’s body as a medium for conversation. The body here is a manifestation of constant re-negotiations of the self (or non-identity) in its immediate environment, a humorous enactment of urban life’s contradictions emerging out of a pluralistic socio-political context, and a solitary regurgitation in the age of  a post-duchampian crisis that inevitably catch itself in the polemic cycle of object representations and human (un)conciousness. As such, is a desire to be contentedly awakened to the human condition. [attached: Toronto Free Gallery / FADO International Visiting Artists Series 2010, photo by Henry Chan]

Artists’ profile:

Yuzuru Maeda is born in Ogaki, Japan in 1978.She had received a BA from the LaSalle Collage of Arts in 2009 and currently lives and teaches music in Singapore. She is active as a singer and composer. Her music includes jazz, Hindustani classical, Carnatic, Hindi film songs, Japanese music and experimental music. She is also a classical violinist and an Arabic percussionist. She has explored different types of musical genre through her research travels in Africa, Europe, North America, India and Asia between 1999 to 2007. She has especially studied 1960’s and 1970’s rock records and its culture from the original generations.

Her contact with experimental music lead her to research in Zimbabwe’s Mbira music and Carnatic music from South India. Her musical lineage is La Monte Young and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. She explores in cross cultural music that is creatively experimental and expressive musically. Her musical works are described as ‘Beyond time and space’. She has performed live electro-acoustics sets in Choppa events, Singapore (2007); Black Market, Singapore (2009) and had participated in Guang, Music of New Millenium, an international composers’ symposium in Bali, Indonesia (2009).

Kai Lam, works and based in Singapore, has proved an active innovator since his artistic involvements in 1995 during which he was majoring in Sculpture at Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts in Singapore. In 2001, he was awarded a study grant from Lee Foundation and an education bursary from National Arts Council, and graduated from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology’s Bachelor of Arts where he majored in Sculpture. Through his versatile art practice in drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed-media installation, sound, video and performance, art making to the Lam is a tool for a better understanding of his living environment . As president of alternative art group, Artists Village from 2000 to 2003, he initiated “Artists Investigating Monuments”, presenting installations and performances in various public sites. This was later presented again in Singapore Art Museum, 2004 and Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and House of World Culture, Berlin, 2005. Engaging in art organizational work form an essential extension to Kai Lam’s versatile art practice. Since 2003, He had co-organized with his Singaporean art colleagues, “Future of Imagination” (FOI) an international performance art event, and in 2009 he had co-founded “Rooted In The Ephemeral Speak” (R.I.T.E.S), which is a regular platform that focuses on performance and time-based art, with an objective to explore and present performative art projects, exhibitions and events in galleries, museums, site-specific spaces and alternative venues.

Advertisements

Actions

Information

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




%d bloggers like this: