Completed in the 1950s, the red brick exterior of Pasir Panjang Power Station may remind Singaporeans of a certain age of the old National Library. Decommissioned in the 1980s, Pasir Panjang Power Station is better known these days as a cool, industrial venue for that offbeat wedding photo shoot.
This Christmas weekend though, sparks will fly once again in that grand old building.
I’m talking creative sparks, the sort that electrifies the room when artists take the stage. At Convey, 6 poets and 2 illustrators will work their magic and entertain the crowd. Convey will be one of two events that will mark a new beginning for Singaporeans with the advent for Phase 3: pilot large-scale indoor live events.
The artists will be playing a round of Exquisite Corpse, which is a collaborative game which involves each player making one contribution until the game ends. The final outcome can be either a picture or a sentence.
Here is an example of the technique at work by Andy Warhol. The facial features of four different actresses were used to create the artwork in 1962. Can you guess who?
In the case of Convey, however, there’s no telling what these creatives will end up making. The press image they have chosen suggests some sort of hybrid creature. In their press release, they also allude to the possible birth of some “strange creature” via the restless minds of these artists.
poet Charlene Shepherdson of SingLit Station
poet Crispin Rodrigues
poet and prolific author Gwee Li Sui
poet and artist Marlyn Tan
Intrigued about the artists? You can read more about them here.
Convey will take place on 27 December. There will be 2 showings, at 2pm and 3:45pm. Curious patrons who want to pick the brains of the artists, or fans of the artists may want to opt for Show 2 at 3:45pm.
At nearly an hour longer than Show 1, Show 2’s extra time is to make time for a Q&A session with the artists after the game of Exquisite Corpse.
Tickets are on sale for $15 each. And for those who are perpetually hungry, no worries! Food and drink are available to buy at the venue.
For more on Convey, click here.
Have you ever passed around a note in class when you were a child? Did it start out with a circle and by the end, it had somehow morphed into a caricature of everyone’s least liked teacher? Then you too, have also played Exquisite Corpse.
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