P.U.R.E. CONNECTION & FREEDOM: Artist talk and a joint workshop-performance by Marla Bendini & Joanna Chak
You are invited to a weekend of awareness, conversation and interconnection on Pulau Ubin Island. Artist Joanna Chak will share her recent work on Pulau Ubin, speaking about forming interactive installations and establishing connections between people and nature, from living bud to detritus, from negative to positive space. Participants are invited to create a piece of artwork that will be part of a larger installation, to touch, breathe, meditate, and be in nature. Marla Bendini will talk about the reclamation and freedom of mind, body and soul, by her recent return to music and nature. Participants will form connections with nature through improvisation with voice, DIY instruments from found objects and performance.
The joint workshop-performance will be followed by an optional overnight bonfire experience. The performance will continue into the night, concluding at sunrise the next day. Participants will be advised on necessities for the overnight stay.
Presented by Pulau Ubin Residency Experience (P.U.R.E)
Supported by National Arts Council & Your MOTHER Gallery
1pm – 2.30pm Artist Talk / Workshop
2.30pm – 6pm Artist Walk & Audience collaborative art-making
7pm – 10pm Bonfire Dinner, continued Workshop Performance
5am – 7am Sunrise and conclusion
“Marla Bendini” was created in 2007 as an amalgamation between art and life, to explore multiple liminal identities and fluidity in perspectives. Since her first self-titled exhibition “Marla.” (2008) which was presented in a transsexual bar in Pattaya, Thailand, her mediums and presentation modes has gone on to include the arena of competitive pole dancing, aerial acrobatics, drag nightclub entertainment and community events. Her present work seeks to lose the form, questions and answers through music improvisation and DIY costumes. www.facebook.com/marlabendini
Joanna Chak is a multidisciplinary artist who is interested in people and their surroundings. She received her BFA from Parsons in 2012, and lives and works in Singapore. Her work questions political symbols, the status quo, and creates conversation. She works with metal and nature, steel and gold in jewelry-esque forms. Chak’s work has been exhibited in New York, Singapore and Taiwan. See more and contact her for opportunities at justchak.tumblr.com
Venue: Tentage outside of NParks Office. Dinner will be held at Pulau Ubin, Jalan Batu no. 37 (blue house with a centipede sculpture)
When: 17 - 18 Dec 2016,