A Puppeteer’s Journey

Step into the world of puppetry inside Frankie Malachi’s virtual puppet studio! With magical and delightful puppets on display, ranging from string puppets, to marionettes and ventriloquist puppets, this online video interview will tell you more about Frankie’s puppet making practice. Get a glimpse of some of his oldest and favourite puppets that have been with him for close to 30 years. Meet some unfinished puppets and moulds used to make them. Come and join creative producer Kamini Ramachandran as she chats with Frankie Malachi to experience the magic of puppets!

Production: Co-presented by The Arts House and Frankie Malachi
Event venue: Online
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Event Date(s): 2020-07-17 00:00:00 | 2020-07-18 00:00:00 | 2020-07-19 00:00:00 | 2020-07-20 00:00:00 | 2020-07-21 00:00:00 | 2020-07-22 00:00:00 | 2020-07-23 00:00:00 | 2020-07-24 00:00:00 | 2020-07-25 00:00:00 | 2020-07-26 00:00:00 | 2020-07-27 00:00:00
Event start date: 2020-07-17 23:00
Event end date: 2020-07-27 23:00
Custom Event Date(s): 17 - 27 Jul 2020
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LumiNation 2020 - Peranakan Migration and Hybrid Cultural Identity

Join Peter Lee, independent researcher and curator of Peranakan culture and history, at the NUS Baba House, as he reveals how the lives of the Wee family, their neighbours and domestic staff, as well as the house’s contents, shed light on how migration contributed to the development of hybrid Peranakan culture.

The programme will be available on our Youtube Channel from 23 August, Sunday, from 9am onwards and will be free to stream until the end of the year.

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Production: Presented by The Arts House
Event venue: Online
Event price: FREE
Event Date(s): 2020-08-23 09:00:00
Event start date: 2020-08-23 01:00
Event end date: 2020-12-31 12:00
Custom Event Date(s): 23 Aug 2020, SUN
Custom Event Time(s): From 9am
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Peter Lee is an independent researcher, and the Honorary Curator of the NUS Baba House – a historical house museum managed by the National University of Singapore.

He co-authored The Straits Chinese House with Jennifer Chen, published by the National Museum of Singapore in 1998 and 2006. In 2008, he produced Junk to JewelsThe Things that Peranakans Value, an exhibition and catalogue for the Peranakan Museum. He co-curated Sarong Kebaya, which opened in April 2011 at the same museum and a book he wrote on the subject was published in 2014. In 2018 this book was shortlisted for the Singapore History Prize. The 2013 exhibition Inherited and Salvaged: Family Portraits from the NUS Museum Straits Chinese Collection comprised largely of portrait paintings he had assembled. He also contributed an essay to the exhibition catalogue that was published in 2015. In 2016, he co-curated Singapore, Sarong Kebaya and Style at the Fukuoka Art Museum and the Shoto Museum in Tokyo. He was the guest curator of Port Cities: Multicultural Emporiums of Asia, 1500-1900 at ACM, which opened in November 2016, and co-authored its exhibition catalogue. In 2017, he was the historical consultant for a Peranakan-themed short film launched at the Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 4. Peter was also the guest curator of Amek Gambar: Peranakans and Photography, an exhibition held at the Peranakan Museum from 2018 to 2019. In 2020, The Mark of Empire, a four-part documentary in which he features as the series’ host, was broadcast regionally by Channel News Asia, Singapore, and subsequently uploaded on Youtube.

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LumiNation 2020 - Imagining Migration and Migrants in Singapore

Moving away from a focus on economic drivers, migration scholars increasingly recognise the power of imagination in influencing the migration decision. The first half of this talk by Anju Mary Paul explores the power of shifting mental maps in shaping how potential migrants rate and rank different destination options, discussing how different groups of migrants think about Singapore before they arrive and also after their arrival. The second half of this talk considers the power of imagination in constructing the figure of the migrant, highlighting how different groups of migrants to Singapore have been classified in the collective imagination, making some seem more worthy than others and some groups more easy to integrate into the Singapore identity.

The programme will be streamed live on our Facebook page and on our Youtube Channel from 30 August, Sunday at 4 pm and will be free to stream until the end of the year. Keep a lookout below for the published video on this page!

YouTube LIVE @ 30 Aug 2020, 4pm

Enjoyed the programme? We'd love to hear your feedback below, or click here to open the survey in a separate tab, and get a $5 Kinokuniya voucher upon completion*! 

* Terms and conditions apply. AHL reserves the right to assess and verify the entries as genuine and non-duplicative, and remove entries that are deemed invalid.


Production: Presented by The Arts House
Event venue: Online
Event price: FREE
Event Date(s): 2020-08-30 16:00:00
Event start date: 2020-08-30 00:00
Event end date: 2020-12-31 00:00
Custom Event Date(s): 30 Aug 2020, SUN
Custom Event Time(s): 4pm
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LumiNation 2020 - Imperial Creatures

While our understanding of the relationship between the colonial project and migration is almost entirely based on the accounts of individuals and communities, we forget that the extent of imperialism extended to the natural world as well. If imperialism is a series of power relationships, it involves not only the subjugation of human communities but also animals. What was the relationship between these two processes in colonial Singapore and how did the introduction and elimination of animal species in Singapore irrevocably change the ecosystem of Singapore.

This talk explores how the structures of colonialism and migration extended beyond human communities and how these stories teach us lessons about power structures that have affected human and animal communities alike.

YouTube LIVE @ 16 Aug 2020, 5pm

Enjoyed the programme? We'd love to hear your feedback below, or click here to open the survey in a separate tab, and get a $5 Kinokuniya voucher upon completion*! 

* Terms and conditions apply. AHL reserves the right to assess and verify the entries as genuine and non-duplicative, and remove entries that are deemed invalid.


Production: Presented by The Arts House
Event venue: Online
Event price: FREE
Event Date(s): 2020-08-16 16:00:00
Event start date: 2020-08-16 00:00
Event end date: 2020-12-31 00:00
Custom Event Date(s): 16 Aug 2020, SUN
Custom Event Time(s): 4pm
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About LumiNation 2020 - The Migration Edition
1–30 Aug 2020

Held alongside with National Day, The Arts House’s LumiNation festival explores our Singaporean identity through performances, talks and more.

This third edition of LumiNation will take place digitally, as it continues to set its sights on uncovering Singapore’s lesser-known narratives and hidden histories, inviting audiences to connect together parts of the full Singaporean conversation. The theme for this year’s festival is Migration, for which LumiNation aims to reveal the ever-changing relationship between migration and national identity. Moreover, we hope to explore how central migration is to Singapore's story, drawing from macroscopic to personal narratives.

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StoryFest 2020 - Presentations

How to Tell Personal Stories for a Story Slam
By Anna Ong

Story Slams are storytelling competitions similar to poetry slams. Through Story Slams, one challenges themselves to engage and capture an audience’s attention. This interview will allow viewers to learn more about Story Slams and how they work, before delving into how to identify a good story and developing it further.

There’s always someone at a dinner party with a captivating story to tell and an audience that’s hanging on to their every word. How do you become that person with a good story to tell? Listen as creative producer Kamini Ramachandran interviews Anna Ong, founder of What's Your Story Slam.


Mandala Storytelling: Exploring Nature & Pyrography

By Chan Shu Yin

Mandalas have been a form of meditative contemplation in different cultures around the world since antiquity. Described as a way to “unify the self” by Carl Jung, mandala-making can be created using any material, even natural ones. Nature has always been a source of creativity and inspiration and is defined as the ‘satoyama’ in Japanese culture, a transitional space that bears fertile imagination. This video presentation will provide viewers with a demonstration of the process of pyrography (wood-burning) in making mandalas, and how doing so will allow one to enter a creative flow. Through this, viewers can reflect on the art-making to inspire the emergence of a personal narrative.


Tales with Tails

Dr. Nazry Bahrawi

Animal figures feature prominently in many legends across the world. Pigs, horses and donkeys populate one of the most famous modern classics, Animal Farm by George Orwell. The Malays have a rich tradition of narrating the tiger. This majestic creature features in oral folklores of yesteryears but it has also appeared in modern texts like P. Ramlee’s film Sitora Harimau Jadian and Eka Kurniawan’s Man Tiger, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2016. This lecture presentation will explore the appeal of animal fables and its relevance to the modern world.

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Event venue: Online
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Event Date(s): 2020-07-17 00:00:00 | 2020-07-18 00:00:00 | 2020-07-19 00:00:00 | 2020-07-20 00:00:00 | 2020-07-21 00:00:00 | 2020-07-22 00:00:00 | 2020-07-23 00:00:00 | 2020-07-24 00:00:00 | 2020-07-25 00:00:00 | 2020-07-26 00:00:00 | 2020-07-27 00:00:00
Event start date: 2020-07-17 23:00
Event end date: 2020-07-27 23:00
Custom Event Date(s): 17 - 27 Jul 2020
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