The Substation is proud to support A Common Ground, a slate of programmes conceptualised by The Co-op. Following SURVEY: Space, Sharing, Haunting by Post-Museum in September 2016 and A Home for the Arts in November 2016, A Common Ground is the third of three radical experiments on offer during the 2016 / 2017 season Is That All There Is? by The Substation.
The Co-op is a cooperative group formed via an open call as the final phase of the three-part experiment Is That All There Is?, an initiative designed to reinvent Singapore’s first and oldest contemporary art space. The Co-op invites a diverse range of participants to be stakeholders and co-authors of the site for one month. This cooperative group determines their own terms of engagement as to how they will work together, make decisions, resolve conflicts, and collectively work to develop and implement a programme at The Substation in February 2017.
The Co-op is comprised of 14 members: Annusia Balan, Ailin Chin, Jerrold Chong, Faiz Bin Zohri, Danielle Hong, Anna Kishore, Karen Lam Xueling, Shaiful Risan, Sharmini Aphrodite, Stevphen Shukaitis, Tan Liting, Wu Jun Han, Daryl Qilin Yam, and Selene Yap.
Tan Liting, theatre practitioner and The Co-op member, describes the cooperative model as a challenging approach towards programming for an arts centre: “The Co-op has been an exercise in managing the expectations of diverse views, and as much as we have struggled through, it has also been rewarding watching negotiations and dynamics unfold within The Substation. We’re looking forward to see how such a model can continue on even after this experiment.”
Opening Party: 9 February 2017, 7:00PM – 9.30PM
Venue: The Substation, 45 Armenian Street Singapore 179936
Times: Tues – Sun 11am – 7pm, Closed Mondays
When: 6 - 26 Feb 2017,
By: The Substation