Spotlight falls on Singapore

ON SEPTEMBER 24 the Spotlight Singapore programme brings two interesting cultural events to the Slovak capital: a performance composed by renowned Singaporean composer Iskandar Ismail; and an interactive “street-art” installation by famous Singaporean sculptor Sun Yu-Li.

Sun Yu-Li creatingSun Yu-Li creating (Source: Courtesy of Spotlight Singapore)

ON SEPTEMBER 24 the Spotlight Singapore programme brings two interesting cultural events to the Slovak capital: a performance composed by renowned Singaporean composer Iskandar Ismail; and an interactive “street-art” installation by famous Singaporean sculptor Sun Yu-Li.

At 20:00, Ismail’s “Living Dreams – A Concert Suite at Dawn” will be presented at the new building of the Slovak National Theatre. Inspired by the Singaporean novel “If We Dream Too Long”, the composer created an intimate artwork combining music with video projection. The main character rebels against his mainstream lifestyle and the pressure of society and family, finding refuge in dreams. Prominent Singaporean musicians will play traditional Chinese instruments, accompanied by a Slovak fujara player. Thus, the performance should offer an exotic merger of acoustic and visual forms.

Also on September 24, between 12:30 and 18:00, Sun Yu-Li will invite the public to join in the creation of the installation “Looking for You” in Bratislava’s Main Square. With the help of paint and brush, they can discover new hidden connections and new relationships. “Looking for You” consists of a large black screen composed of several smaller ones connected by white dots and lines painted by the artist. Sun explains that dots symbolise the point at which people meet; but also a crucial turning point, while lines represent a path, a way, a communication – but also a border. The final work will be donated to the City of Bratislava.

Spotlight Singapore is an international exchange programme connecting a business programme with art and cultural exploration; part of it consists of Singaporeans networking with their Slovak hosts during the cultural events.

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