Missing in Tall Pillars

Missing in Tall Pillars

Date & Time: 8 – 11 June 2002, 8pm

Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum, Empress Place

 

Synopsis:

Pillars are the symbol of Man’s pride and authority. They represent the sense of control that human beings gain when they ultimately succeed in standing up straight, taking control over gravity. An empty gallery with its 12 pillars is turned into a unique exhibition space where Man is the centerpiece.

Elements of technology, nature, and the human body will be forced into the same space, resulting in conflict, confusion and an uncertain reconciliation. The familiar grows unfamiliar as our sense of space is continually challenged, both physically and mentally.

This site-specific multimedia production fuses the art of lighting and video projection together with the performing arts to displace the given space, giving rise to a series of imaginative scenarios.

Artists from different disciplines come together under the concept of the Artistic Co-directors of Ecnad Project. The creation of MISSING IN TALL PILLARS is the result of the collaborative efforts of choreographers, dancers, musicians, visual artists and multimedia artists. Audiences will embark on a journey of dance & movement, music & sound, and video projection.

 

Conceptualised and choreographed by: Lim Chin Huat & Tan How Choon

Music composed and performed by: Phillip Tan

Lighting Design and Technical Direction by: Tommy Wong

Projection Design by: Tania Sng & Aquafire Productions

 

The Projection:

In order not to introduce additional structures into the gallery space, video projection is the key to creating different settings. With the aid of 12 projectors, a pristine forest, ugly buildings and endangered species take turns to creat e different atmospheres. Images picked up by spy cameras will change the perspective of the performance and lucky members of the audience may get to see themselves projected.

The Sounds:

Live music/sounds and pre-recorded sounds are masterfully manipulated not only by the musician himself but by the dancers’ vocal improvisations and the inherent acoustics of the gallery.

 

Reviews (1)

11 June 2002

By: Malcom Tay
“…there’s no real plot in MISSING, but there is a point to it all: humankind’s search for acceptance, balance and identity in an increasingly urbanised world, the imposing pillars as a metaphor for that encroaching sense of alienation…..With MISSING, Ecnad doesn’t tell us how to deal with this loss; we just handle it however, whenever we can.”

 

Press Release (1)

In Search of the Lost World

 

10 April 2002

 

A unique dance production encompassing video processing, projection and original music responding to the restored environment of the former Empress Place Building.

Ecnad Project Ltd, one of Singapore’s leading contemporary dance companies, explores dance from different perspectives by fusing elements of science, nature and the human body.

 

Short Synopsis

Pillars are the symbol of Man’s pride and authority over nature and ultimately over Man himself. An empty gallery is turned into a unique exhibition space where Man is the centerpiece.

This site-specific multimedia production fuses the art of lighting and video projection together with the performing arts to displace the given space, giving rise to a series of imaginative scenarios.
Brought to you by Singapore’s multidisciplinary movement-based company, Ecnad Project Ltd.

 

Full Synopsis

Pillars are the symbol of Man’s pride and authority. They represent the sense of control that human beings gain when they ultimately succeed in standing up straight, taking control over gravity. An empty gallery with its 12 pillars is turned into a unique exhibition space where Man is the centerpiece.

Elements of technology, nature, and the human body will be forced into the same space, resulting in conflict, confusion and an uncertain reconciliation. The familiar grows unfamiliar as our sense of space is continually challenged, both physically and mentally.

This site-specific multimedia production fuses the art of lighting and video projection together with the performing arts to displace the given space, giving rise to a series of imaginative scenarios.

Artists from different disciplines come together under the concept of the Artistic Co-directors of Ecnad Project. The creation of MISSING IN TALL PILLARS is the result of the collaborative efforts of choreographers, dancers, musicians, visual artists and multimedia artists. Audiences will embark on a journey of dance & movement, music & sound, and video projection.

 

The Projection 

In order not to introduce additional structures into the gallery space, video projection is the key to creating different settings. With the aid of 12 projectors, a pristine forest, ugly buildings and endangered species take turns to create different atmospheres. Images picked up by spy cameras will change the perspective of the performance and lucky members of the audience may get to see themselves

 

The Sounds

Live music/sounds and pre-recorded sounds are masterfully manipulated not only by the musician himself but by the dancers’ vocal improvisations and the inherent acoustics of the gallery.

Brought to you by Singapore’s multidisciplinary movement-based company, Ecnad Project Ltd.

Credits

Conceptualised and choreographed by
Artistic Co-Directors Lim Chin Huat and Tan How Choon

Music composed and performed by
Philip Tan

Lighting Design and Technical Direction by
Tommy Wong

Projection Design by
Tania Sng & Aquafire Productions

 

Performance Details

Dates: 8 – 11 June 2002
Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum, Empress Place
Time: 8 PM

Tickets available from 10 April 2002
$26 (excludes SISTIC $1 fee)
SISTIC Hotline: (65) 6348 5555
SISTIC Website: www.sistic.com.sg

For further information
Festival Hotline: (65) 6837 9589
Festival Website: www.singaporeartsfest.com
Email: NAC_ArtsFest@nac.gov.sg

 

Presented by

Singapore Arts Festival 2002

Supported by

The National Arts Council

Venue Sponsor

Asian Civilisations Museum, Empress Place

Media Enquiries

Tel: (65) 6226 6772
Fax: (65) 6226 6773

Complete media kit available upon request.

 

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