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5 Cool Events This Week: A "Void Deck" Techno Party, State Of Motion 2020 And More

January FINALLY ends after 87 years – celebrate by checking out this new underground party and more exhibitions this weekend.
State of Motion 2020: Rushes of Time
State of Motion is the Asian Film Archive‘s signature yearly film and art event, and they’ve been known to cook up really interesting programs – last year saw them exploring the history of horror in Asian films. This year sees a similarly extensive programme that reflects on the relations between ideas of time, bodies of memory and the moving image. Expect film screenings, exhibitions, site-specific installations to guided tours where you might expect to learn how old films are preserved for posterity. All of this takes place across two spaces – the Asian Film Archive’s new building over at Fort Canning, and a new warehouse over at Depot Lane. Details here. On now till Feb 2, various times and locations Void Deck Sessions, a sub:stance showcase.
If you’re the type that digs underground parties (and there are more and more of those in Singapore in recent years – yay.), here’s a new one. Despite its name, the location (secret for now) is actually a warehouse somewhere in the east. Dang – we were hoping it would really be held at a void deck but of course there’s always the problem of grappling with noise control. P.S. You won’t be able to stroll in at the last minute – please register here first. Jan 31, 9pm – 2am   Coda Culture: Opening Party Show!
It’s the final weekend to catch this wonderful exhibition by independent art space Coda Culture at its brand new location over at Aliwal Street. Where else can you catch so many of today’s best and most promising local artists all in one space? There are more than 50 artists taking part, including Priyageetha Dia, Divaagar, Norah Lea, Chand Chandramohan and many many more; it’s one of the best shows that capture where Singapore’s independent art scene is at the moment. Details here. On now till Feb 2 Coda Culture, 67 Aliwal Street 2219: Futures Imagined
The ArtScience Museum’s newest blockbuster exhibition is quite a curious approach to a much talked-about topic – the approaching climate emergency. The exhibition has tapped on many local and international artists, architects, filmmakers, writers and theatre companies to imagine how Singapore might look like two hundred years from now, unfolding over five segments which take visitors on a journey from 2019 to 2219. Illustrious Singapore names taking part in the exhibition include artists Yanyun Chen, Priyageetha Dia, Robert Zhao and many more. Details here. On now till Apr 5 ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue Kelab Malam (HAS/GINETTE/ALDRIN)
Buzzy art-meets-food space Telok Ayer Arts Club is starting a new series of feed-good parties every last Friday of month and the first round is helmed by a trio of stalwarts – multi-hyphenate queen Ginette Chittick, dapper DJ Mr Has and OG spin master Aldrin. Which means only one thing – comfort music, just the way you like it. Details here. Jan 31, 9pm – 12am  Telok Ayer Arts Club, 2 McCallum Street