Singaporean poet Kumaresan Tanabalan, who uses the pseudonym Brethren Demonica for his works, is launching his first book “Walls of Insomnia” with a three-day long cross arts event between 21 to 23 July 2017 at the Substation & Substation Gallery. The arts event includes dance, poetry, musical and theatre performances coupled with a visual arts exhibition that bring his poetry to life.
In his debut poetry book, Walls of Insomnia, Kumaresan who uses the pseudonym Brethren Demonica for his works is proud to present an anthology which bridges influences from books, film and music together with real life experiences to create a brooding reflection on humanity and spirituality.
Evolving from traditional writing into an era of modernism, the event is a groundbreaking unison of myriad art forms, comprising of poetry reading by the author, a photography and art exhibition, five song performances, two dance pieces and one theatre play, which showcase the individual artists’ original interpretations of the poetry written in the book.
Kumaresan Tanabalan said, “Walls of Insomnia is a thematic journey into the soul of an insomniac who passes away in his sleep with Death ever foreboding and his subsequent rebirth to infancy in limbo. It’s been an incredible experience putting everything together and seeing your work come alive. My work has been a personal and meditative reflection of the world around me and to be finally able to present it in a format that’s accessible to everyone is a thrilling notion.”
Singapore born and bred, 34-year old Kumaresan Tanabalan is by day, Managing Director at Engen Offshore Private Limited, overseeing operations for the marine engineering company. After hours however, sees Kumaresan battling with a notepad and pen, trying to personify his innermost thoughts and feelings into words.
Performance: Walls of Insomnia: The Experience
21 – 22 July 2017, 8pm – 10pm
Art Exhibition: Walls of Insomnia
21 – 22 July 2017, 10am – 11pm
& 23 July 2017, 10am – 5pm
Venue: The Substation
When: 21 - 23 Jul 2017,
By: The Substation