Presented by The Arts House
New Word Order presents visual artist Esther Ng, who uses shadow puppets, amongst other innovative surprises, to tell a story of ourselves.
The piece, titled I Love to Go A-Wandering, is about where we come from and where we are heading to as an individual, as a society, and as a human race living on a planet that is already weary of supporting our many aspirations. With so many possibilities of what we can do and who we can be, the youths of this generation are facing decisions of the apocalyptic kind, where we continually question the purpose of our academic pursuit which have dominated our lives thus far, and more importantly, what's next after the end of school. Are we simply swept up by the fast moving winds of the times before we can form a clear vision of our end, or are we left behind knocking and bruising our way through in the dark?
This 35-minute performance, followed by a talkback session, uses only the "old-school" overhead projector, a simple screen and shadow puppets made lovingly by the artist. But unlike the wayang kulit, this short tale has no epic adventures, mythical creatures and heroes to entertain and amaze the audience. It has however, a projection of our natural world that we hope will do the same because it is already magical in itself. It is also a reflection of our arrival at modernity along with its daily comforts, as well as our continual movement towards a utopian world made possible perhaps at a very high price.
- Event venue: Play Den
- Event price: FREE
- Event start date: 2011-09-11 20:00
- Event end date: 2011-09-11 20:00
- Custom Event Date(s): 1 SEP 2011, FRI
- Custom Event Time(s): 8PM
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About Esther Ng
Esther Ng graduated with a BA in English Literature from the National University of Singapore. She went on to explore the joys of being an illustrator, a zoo keeper and a teacher, all of which informed and inspired her art. She is currently studying the Fine Arts at LASALLE College of the Arts.
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