Things To Do In Singapore: Baybeats 2022, A Student-Run Film Festival And More
CHECK OUT THIS STUDENT-LED FILM FESTIVAL
There are many film festivals all year-round in Singapore but Perspectives Film Festival has always stood out, being the first and longest-running festival that’s curated and organised by undergraduates from the faculty of the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI) of the Nanyang Technological University from start to finish.
This year marks the 15th edition of the festival, which is themed around the idea of time. “This year’s festival is anchored in innovative explorations of time through form and content, testifying to the richness of film’s temporality,” says Jolie Fan, this year’s Festival Director. Always, expect an eclectic mix of cinematic breakthroughs from around the world – this year’s line-up features seven works that all explore time in various ways, from Ikarie XB-1 (the Czechoslovakian retro-futuristic sci-fi film that inspired Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey) to the moving Lebanese coming-of-age drama Memory Box (pictured), in which a teenage girl pieces together her mother’s secretive past.
On now till Oct 30, various times, at Oldham Theatre, 1 Canning Rise
Perspectives Film Festival
HEAD FOR BAYBEATS 2022
Baybeats has always been the festival to discover up-and-coming Singapore musicians and bands, and this year’s edition (its 21st) sees the return of the festival’s beloved Powerhouse stage, thanks to the recent opening of the Singtel Waterfront Theatre, a multi-format venue. As always, there’s a formidable line-up of both international and local acts, including Otoboke Beaver (pictured), a Japanese all-female punk rock band, alongside local acts such as death metal heavyweights Rudra and surf punk icon Force Vomit.
There are various stages and locations spread throughout the Esplanade complex, whether your tastes run to the experimental and ambient (head to the Esplanade Annexe Studio), rap and indie (Esplanade Outdoor Theatre), of alternative rock (Esplanade Concourse), while the Powerhouse stage is where you can catch the key acts.
Emerging artists Kin Leonn and Sean Gwee have teamed up to create a joint exhibition titled On Earth as it is in Water. It appears to be a highly tactile and multi-sensorial experience (as pictured above), intended to be a miniature sanctuary of sorts for people to take shelter in, against a world of vast shifts (climate, politics, inflation, take your pick). In addition to the “cavern”-esque settings, Kin Leonn, who’s well-known for his ambient tracks, will probably create a beautiful aural atmosphere – he is slated to perform this Sunday at Starch, the independent art space that is hosting the show.
On now till Oct 30 at Starch, 02-11, 81 Tagore Lane
HIT THE DIOR POP-UP
Fans of Dior should head down to the shophouse space 22 Orchard Road (besides the MacDonald House building) this week, as it’s playing host to the Dior Cruise 2023 collection. We saw the show this June, which took place in the city of Seville in the south of Spain, with creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri paying homage to various Spanish traditions, such as the art of flamenco as well as horse-riding. Now, Dior has re-created the Andulasian vibes in Singapore through the pop-up experience where you’ll be able to take in the entire collection, complete with an accompanying Dior cafe to boot. Just remember to register here before heading down.