Inside the city, citizens construct a simulation of themselves, questioning identity against the space that defines them. Private Citizens explores the fidelity of reality through everyday signifiers, reconstructing the city through art.
Private Citizens is a series of works by four artists from Singapore with different disciplinary backgrounds. Marc Nair, Zulkifle Mahmod, Eugene Soh and Jacquelyn Soo will look into what privacy means for individuals experiencing life in cities such as Singapore or Amsterdam.
The audience will experience their anonymity, public, private and secret life in four different ways: Spoken word from Marc Nair, electronic sound art performance from Zulkifle Mahmod, an interactive installation using video goggles by Eugene Soh and finally an augmented reality performance using a downloadable iphone application by Jacquelyn Soo.
This multidisciplinary art project is a unique way to experience a showcase of Singaporean Art in Amsterdam, and will endeavor to spark future collaborations between both countries on the use of innovative technologies, words and sounds to create new art experiences.
There’s a fundraising campaign to cover production costs. Some of the rewards you would get when you help fund this project are: a tote bag, a t-shirt, artworks from Zulkifle or choose between a poetry date with Marc Nair or a live performance of Gamelan music by Jacquelyn Soo.
Dates: Friday 9 and Saturday 10 October 2015 from 19.30 – 21.30
Venue: Kulter/A-Lab, Overhoeksplein 2, 1031KS Amsterdam Noord
Kulter is behind EYE Museum and next to Tolhuistuin