We are pleased to announce that the first Inter-Asia master class TransActions in the Field –challenging the role of citizen participation through participatory public art will take place from November 14th to November 26th 2015 in Malaysia.
The 12-day residential programme serves as a place of co-creation and co-intelligence for experienced and newcomer creative practitioners in the interface between art and society to develop and share skills and experiences. The master class provides participants with theory and discourse, it questions how we sustain our creative ideas and bring them into reality. It also offers space for interventions, performances and real-life actions. The class will be delivered with methods of Art of Hosting, it is about exploring the future of CHANGE-MAKING.
TransActions in the Field will host a number of participants from various Asian countries and Germany. The emphasis of the master class is on co-operation and innovation. For this first master class, practitioners were directly invited.
The master class is hosted by Lostgens’ Contemporary Art Space and developed in collaboration and conversation with German artist Susanne Bosch, Yeoh Lian Heng, the Goethe-Institut Malaysia, researcher Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio from Spain and many others.
CCD Symposium 2016
The Art of Anti-Exclusion
5-6th Sept, 2016
Goodman Arts Centre
Early Bird till 1st July : $150, $50 (student)
The Art of Anti-Exclusion brings together 12 artists and arts groups to discuss issues of access, ethics and aesthetics when working with marginalized communities.
June Goh (Theatre), Elderly Issues by Seniors
Syahirah A. Karim (Photography), Mental Issues in SG
Ming Poon (Dance), Persons living with HIV in SG
Alecia Neo (Art/Photography), Visually Impaired communities in Asia
Syed Ibrahim, One Heartbeat Singapore, (Music), Elders, SN, Youth in SG
Vincent Rumahloine (Art), Squatter communities
Bellini Yu, Sophia Law (Art/Art Education), Disability Groups
Makoto Nomura (Music) Rural communities, various communities
Ashwini Raghupathy (Dance) Transgender communities
Nadia Arouri (Dance), Various communities
James Brennan (Theatre), Ex-offenders
Fagarazzi Zuffellato, (Multi-disciplinary), Refugees, Rehabilitation centre residents
Workshop discussion topics:
1) Faceless’ and transient communities
2) Pedagogical approaches through art
3) Doin’ It for Themselves
4) Flexible practice, challenging contexts
5) Working in-situ: Art in odd places
For more details, please visit www.ccdsymposium2016.com
This event is supported by the National Arts Council (Singapore)
Co-organised by Brack, this conference seeks to engage with art and cultural practitioners and researchers in the Southeast Asian region to deepen understanding and deliberate on methodologies of working in public with people-centred processes. It aims to nurture criticality and investigate processes and structures in a constructive manner ad develop cross-sector collaborations. These panels and workshops will expand on participants’ capabilities in areas such as arts & health, holistic research, and social entrepreneurship.
This is an opportunity to gather in Bangkok, Thailand for an in-depth conversation with participants from various fields including arts, social enterprises and cultural groups, NGOs, theatre groups, students and artists.
This event and activities will inform a forthcoming publication in 2017.
Tentative dates: 15 – 17 October 2016. Opening evening, 14 Oct 2016.
Convenor: Dr. Jay Koh (Doctor of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki), international Forum for InterMedia Art (iFIMA), author of Art-Led Participative Processes
Conference Early Bird Fee: USD 100/3,500 THB (This covers venue, lunch and coffee breaks, and administrative costs.)
Normal Fee (after 15 July 2016): USD 150/ 5,000 THB
21 Nov 2017 (Tues)
10.30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
In an exclusive full-day workshop, German artist Susanne Bosch offers a “convivialist toolbox” and experimental format of approaching a human, societal or globally urgent topic, that asks:
· What makes for the spirit of reciprocal art-making in an age of fragmentation?
· How can we apply this to our own creative context? When does value emerge?
· How can we build skills to bring others on a journey of transformation and growth as global citizens?
22 Nov 2017 (Wed) – FREE
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Artist Susanne Bosch and Researcher/Curator Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio will host a public seminar with local artists and practitioners using the form of a conversation circle.
After this event, there will be an artist-led experiential tour by theatre practitioner Jalyn Han.
DAY 2 is FREE and open to the public.
DAY 3 – WORKSHOP BY Tan Biyun
23 Nov 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 10.30am – 1.30pm
Using the recent Save Sungei Road Campaign* as a case study, Singaporean artist Tan Biyun takes participants into an immersive exhibition space. Through practical exercises, participants will be exposed to various aspects, perspectives, and events from the Sungei Road campaign through text, images, sounds, video, activities that had been organised by different parties. The artist shares her own experiences as part of the event.
- how can we analyse, interpret, and reflect on the materials in community/s?
- what subjectivities and bias exist in community/s?
- how can community works and change-makers assert themselves in a subculture?
Microplastic: Picking Up the Pieces
About this Event
With the increasing global concern about the impact of plastic waste on the marine environment, international and local efforts have been undertaken across different fields. During this talk, Singaporean visual artist Ernest Gohshares his thoughts on Ayer Ayer Project, a multi-faceted art project which combines art-making, public participation and social innovation to confront ocean plastic waste. He will discuss his recent collaborations and presentations in Singapore and Malaysia.
The talk will be moderated by Brack, a Singapore-based platform for socially-engaged artists in Southeast Asia. The discussion seeks to inspire interdisciplinary collaborations and collective action towards developing sustainable practices in Singapore and the region.
Learn more at the talk on 2 August, 12pm to 1 pm @ Temasek Shophouse. A confirmation email will be sent to all successful RSVPs by 1 August 2019.
About Ernest Goh
Founder and artist at Ayer Ayer Project, Ernest is a visual artist in natural history and wildlife, Ernest’s animal portraits have been published in The Fish Book (2011), Cocks (2013, republished as Chickens in the US in 2015), and The Gift Book (2014). He presented an exhibition, Breakfast at 8 Jungle at 9 (Objectifs – Centre for Photography and Film, Singapore, 2015), exploring the famed British explorer and naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace’s time in Singapore and the Asian region in the 1850s.
Ernest has received the Discernment Award at the ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu Awards, Singapore (2012) and the Sony World Photography Award (2013). He is also the creative director of The Animal Book Co., an independent outfit that works with animal welfare groups through art and design. In 2019, Ernest founded Ayer Ayer, an ecologically-engaged art project that reaches out to communities through visual, experiential and participatory artworks.
Previously a photojournalist with The Straits Times, Ernest has freelanced for wire agencies and international publications such as Smithsonian and Monocle. His documentary work has been published in Beyond Masks (2004), a book documenting the experiences of healthcare workers inside Singapore’s largest hospital during the SARS outbreak, and in the multimedia piece Altered Land (2009), which showcased his four-year documentation of the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami in Aceh, Indonesia. www.theanimalbook.com