V.I.S.T.A Lab

TheatreWorks Presents
V.I.S.T.A Lab

21 & 22 September 2007,
8pm, 72-13

Tickets at $5
Call (65) 6737 7213 or email tworks@singnet.com.sg for reservations.

V.I.S.T.A Lab 1.0
Installation performance
by Choy Ka Fai, Zulkifle Mahmod, Ng Yi-Sheng, Patricia Toh, Joavien Ng
and Torrance Goh/FARMWORK.

IMPETUS is about the moment before something happens, the catalysis of actions, and the enactment of impulses.

IMPETUS explores how insignificant events in our history are being recorded, forgotten and fabricated. These occurrences often escape people’s memories, yet are impetuses to our invention of a vibrant global city.

IMPETUS researches on the origin of data transmission and how information can be made consumable. Using analog audio-visual technology and self-made/customised devices, IMPETUS is a performance deprived of digital flexibility and embraces the unpredictable nature of analog simplicity.

IMPETUS is the first of three presentations of V.I.S.T.A Lab Cycle 1; the second and third presentations will be held in December 2007 and February 2008 respectively.

V.I.S.T.A Lab
Visual. Interactive. Sound. Text. Architecture

A laboratory for performative experiments
A multiform exploration of aesthetics, forms and possibilities
A space for artists to interact, create and present ideas

V.I.S.T.A Lab focuses on the experiential interactions, the potential of live performance and the interplay between image, sound and space.

V.I.S.T.A Lab employs a modular workshop structure where the diverse energies of the various artists are engaged in the same space. These incubation spaces open up at irregular intervals, inviting the public for process-presentations. The modular cells may coalesce into a full-scale multimedia production. However, the modular workshop structure encourages a continuing growth beyond any product that may arise out of these interactions. V.I.S.T.A Lab curates ten artists who work unconventionally in their realm. Each of these artists work across disciplines, creating work that defies classification, in turn casting fresh perspectives onto conventional forms.

V.I.S.T.A Lab series
is conceived and directed by
TheatreWorks Associate Artistic Director Choy Ka Fai
in collaboration with

1. Zulkifle Mahmod (Sound Artist)
2. Ng Yi-Sheng (Writer/Performer)
3. Torrance Goh (Space Maker)
4. Patricia Toh (Actress/Performer)
5. Joavien Ng (Choreographer/Performer)
6. Mohd Fared Jainal (Graphic Designer/Performer)
7. Khoo Eng Tat (Interaction Engineer/Designer)
8. Lim Hock Siang (Musician)
9. Grace Tan/kwodrent (Clothing Artist/Designer)
10. Lim Woan Wen (Lighting Designer)

From 1990, TheatreWorks has committed to its central philosophy of processes and research as the route to art. V.I.S.T.A Lab is TheatreWorks Associate Artistic Director Choy Ka Fai’s second project after the successful Drift Net.  Harnessing new talents in the Singapore scene, it is an indication of the curiosity of young artists and their exciting visions.

With support from

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