5 Cool Events This Week: A Women-centric Film Festival, Singapore Biennale And More
What is the current that presents a behaved waist
Fast-rising artist Stephanie Jane Burt is known for her colourful, abstract installations and whimsical mixed media sculptures that contrast delicate materials such as ribbon and lace with the industrial. Her second solo exhibition, What is the current that presents a behaved waist, seeks to re-examines the role of the character Judy in Alfred Hitchcock’s psychological thriller, Vertigo (1958). Details here.
March 14, 6pm – 9pm
Yeo Workshop, Gillman Barracks
*Illustrative image: Courtesy of Burt, from her debut solo show O Dear, What Can The Matter Be?
Women Make Film Festival
The Women Make Film festival is The Projector’s way of paying tribute to International Women’s Day, and this series features quite a diverse group of documentaries (including the seminal Oscar-nominated For Sama), dramas (Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Queen & Slim and more) as well as animated works (The Swallows of Kabul), all directed by women filmmakers. Highlights include the award-winning Antigone (pictured above) – the story of refugees in supposedly safe havens (Montreal is the backdrop here), followed by a special post-film Q&A with director Sophie Deraspe. Check out the full line-up here.
March 13, 8pm – for screening of Antigone + Q&A with director
The Projector, #05-00 Golden Mile Tower
Textures: A Weekend with Words
FYI, if you aren’t aware, it’s SingLit season (Singapore Literature), and Textures is The Arts House’s signature literary arts festival that’s part of the ongoing #BuySingLit events taking place all over the island. Things to look out for include a “horror” virtual reality experience (four local illustrators bring a scene from four writers’ writings to life via VR technology), the signature book bazaar curated by BooksActually and even a book clinic where local writers will be acting as literary “doctors” to prescribe you a SingLit book after listening to your problems. Full line-up here.
March 13 – 15, various times
The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane
Teenage Riot 1st Year Anniversary
Miss the indie tracks from the ’00s and ’90s? Then head down to White Label Records to indulge in nostalgia as the instigators behind Teenage Riot celebrate their first anniversary, with former punk rocker Ginette Chittick leading the way. Details here.
March 14, 8pm – 1am
White Label Records, 28 Ann Siang Road
Singapore Biennale 2019
The Singapore Biennale, which started last November, is finally coming to a close next weekend – which means it’s the last chance for all you procrastinators to make your way down to the 11 locations islandwide to check out the specially commissioned artworks. Need a quick guide to the highlights? Check out curator Andrea Fam’s recommendations. P.S. all exhibits at the National Gallery Singapore, one of the main sites for the Biennale, is free for the month of March, so you really have no reason to miss out. Pictured here: Chia Wei-Hsu’s Stones and Elephants at the National Gallery Singapore. Details here.