Discipline the City

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Act II — Disciplinary design provides a channel for social and political ideology to exert control over space.

Featured artists:
Stephanie Burt
Chen Sai Hua Kuan
Pat Toh

Display date: 04—22 Oct

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Two by Two, They Disappeared

by Stephanie Jane Burt


A labyrinth, with sinister undertones, explores the adventures of a young girl.

Artist Bio 

Stephanie Jane Burt (b.1988) is an artist whose practice spans from sculptural installations to fictional prose. She completed her studies at Glasgow School of Art where she received her Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Painting in 2012 and her Master of Fine Arts in 2014. She moved back to Singapore in 2015, where she currently works and resides.

Her work invites the viewer to explore dialogues between her installations and their settings through a fictional narrative at times referencing film and literature. She is currently invested in feminist readings of mother-daughter relations, dynamics of female friendships and the analysis and representation of Girl culture.

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Space Drawing No. 9

by Chen Sai Hua Kuan


Space Drawing No. 9, the line — most basic geometric form of a drawing or a plan — is actualised as a sequence of physical movements in an empty warehouse.

Artist Bio 

Chen Sai Hua Kuan was born in 1976 in Singapore. He graduated from the LASALLE College of the Arts in 1997. In 2007, he received a Master in Fine Art at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London.

Visually simple and often laborious in execution, Sai’s practice often incorporates cross-disciplinary elements of sculpture, drawing, installation, sound and performance with wit and energy. He received numerous awards including Artist-in-residency Award, ̈Künstlerhaus Bethanien”, Berlin Germany (2015-2016), Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan (2013); The People’s Choice Award, ‘Mostyn Open 18’, Wales, United Kingdom (2013); The Visiting Artist Program of Earth Observatory Singapore, Singapore (2012); Best of WRO,14th Media Art Biennale WRO 2011 - Alternative Now, Wrocław, Poland (2011); Artist-in-residency Award, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom (2011); Best film of FAFF2010, Fundada Artists’ Film Festival, Wakefield, United Kingdom (2010); Winner of International Competition, “Tower Kronprinz: Second Advent”, National Centre for Contemporary Art, Kaliningrad, Russia (2009).

Sai has exhibited extensively, at venues that include “Singapore Eye”, Saatchi Gallery, London and ArtScience Museum, Singapore 2015, “Walking through Haw Par Villa”, the Esplanade, Singapore 2015, “Verticality”, Centre Intermondes, La Rochelle, France 2015, “Singapore International Festival of the Arts 2015”, SOTA Theatre, Singapore, ‘If the World Changed’ (2013, Singapore Biennale); ‘Sound of the Earth’ (2013, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan); ‘The Realm in the Mirror, the Vision out of Image’ (Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum, China); ‘Arte Laguna Prize’ (2013, Arsenale of Venice, Italy); ‘Drawing Now Paris / Le Salon Du Dessin Contemporain’ (2013, Cattousel Du Louvre, Paris); ‘Panorama: Recent Art from Contemporary Asia’, (2012, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore);“International Film Festival Rotterdam - ATTRACTION OF THE OPPOSITES” (2011,Rotterdam, the Netherlands); “Luleå Art Biennial” (2011,Sweden) ‘Moscow International Biennale for Young Art’ (2010, Russia); ‘EV+A’ (2010, Ireland); “Busan International Short Film Festival”, (2010 Busan, South Korea); “Royal Academy of Arts: Summer Exhibition 2010” (2010, United Kingdom), and “International Festival for Arts and Media Yokohama 2009” (2009, Yokohama, Japan).

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Space Drawing No.9
Dimension variable
29 Seconds
Edition of 5

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A Map of Scars, Bruises and Broken Bones

by Pat Toh


A map of scars, bruises and broken bones is a performance based on skin, flesh and wrinkles. Proceed along interconnected interwoven lines, lifelines, lines of fortune and misfortune, drawing a path through the city's bodily history and its present.

Oct 21-22, 4pm 
A mesh of interlaced bodies. A ritual of holding and washing. Encounter the performer’s bodies as they entwine and become bound up with the other.

Artist Bio 

Pat Toh is a performer and performance maker with an interest in the lived experience of the body and the aesthetics of the everyday. A Shell-NAC Arts Scholarship recipient, she graduated with a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts (Acting) at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (Australia). She has created Homogenous (Theatre Studio Raw Series), Terra Incognita (M1 Fringe Festival) and Warpaint (Substation Directors Lab). Her work Pretty Things (Substation) was nominated for Life Theatre Awards “Production of the Year”, “Best Director” and “Best Ensemble” in 2013.

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Conceived by Pat Toh
In partnership with Raw Moves

Performed by:
Beatrice Chien
Caterine Sng
Ian Tan
Farah Ong
Wu Jun Han
Jeryl Lee (Raw Moves)
Matthew Goh (Raw Moves)