Places form the foundation of our identity. The Singapore Story of progress-at-all-costs means that the places where we form our memories keep disappearing. Conservation is primarily spoken about in economic and technical terms. But at its heart, it is deeply personal for it speaks about our values and the places we keep for our children.
En Bloc, or Buildings Must Die is a mini-festival that frames conservation as part of a larger, complex conversation about heritage. It comprises an art exhibition, a series of co-presentations with the Singapore Heritage Society, and the launch of our new SAD events.
SAD is a new signature programme that will become a mainstay of The Substation’s identity as a space for experimental art. Oei says,
“I’m very excited about SAD. It’s our own after-dark event that will be a madhouse of art, ideas, and performances colliding in one space. For our first event in September, which coincides with the Hungry Ghost Festival, Post-Museum is constructing a VR Chinese opera stage. During SAD, this stage is activated as an auction and performance space while audiences sit at tables drinking, talking and playing games. It harks back to the days of open theatre or forums in public squares; people would even heckle the performers.”
Venue: The Substation
When: 21 Aug - 23 Sep 2018,
By: The Substation