27th Jan 2018, Saturday | 7.30 pm till late
Admission is free but registration is advised
Join us on the last day of Singapore Art Week 2018 to experience the exhibition with a mix of music and drink offers. Opened after official museum operating hours, audiences can expect a series of live performances with back to back DJ sessions throughout the night. Our museum assistants will be on site to offer their personal insights about the works on view. Key highlights include an artistic improvisation from Bani Haykal followed by a performance by Weish (dotgif) and finally, a live DJ set by Rah (Darker Than Wax).
About Bani Haykal
Revolving around modes of interfacing and interaction, Bani’s interests lie in the intersections of political economy, music and speculative fiction. His research looks into the history and affect of the cultural cold war through the movement of Jazz music; identifying the political baggage associated with freedom and democracy as unpacked concepts locked in to the sociopolitical, economic and cultural narrative. Mirroring it to the narrative of Singapore’s present interest in music and the arts, Haykal posits the myths of freedom and cultural expansion as political and conceptual pollution that needs to be rethought and reimagined.
weish is a Singaporean artist whose primary medium is live loops, creating a multilayered landscape of sounds with a mixture of singing, vocal percussion and occasional instrumentation. In the span of one year, she has opened for Canadian indie rock band Tegan and Sara, played at the Singapore F1 Grand Prix, as well as performed at numerous venues such as the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre and Concert Hall, the Fred Perry Subsessions, The Substation, Blu Jaz, Timbre, and The Arts House.
About RAH (Darker Than Wax)
RAH’s foray into electronic music began in early 00s, where she developed a keen interest in the rolling amen breaks and fascinating drum patterns of drum and bass. This formative pursuit naturally progressed to the turntables, where she discovered her latent ability as a selector. RAH’s distinct eclectic style has reached out to discerning crowds in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Indonesia, and has since played alongside DJ Storm (Metalheadz) , Goldie (Metalheadz), Dot (Alpha Pup Records), Mykki Blanco (UNO Records), and LeFtO (Brownswood, Studio Brussels). With her solid affiliation to independent label Darker Than Wax (SG), RAH constantly reinvents herself by exploring the diaspora of black and bass music.
Image Credit: Bani Haykal | Photo by Rian Fitrianto, Courtesy of OK Video
REFRAME—PVM Live! is part of Singapore Art Week (17-28 January 2018). A joint initiative by the National Arts Council, the Singapore Tourism Board and the Singapore Economic Development Board, Singapore Art Week reinforces Singapore's position as Asia's leading arts destination. The twelve-day celebration of the visual arts offers a myriad of quality art experiences, from art fairs, gallery openings, exhibitions, lifestyle events and public art walks, to enriching discussions on art and culture. www.artweek.sg