THREAD PRESENTS CONVEY

THREAD PRESENTS CONVEY

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Thread Presents
CONVEY

Poets and writers partake in a collective visual/creative game of inspiration

Immerse yourself in the ambience of Pasir Panjang Power Station as it is transformed into a cocoon of the imagination for four poets and two illustrators. Taking inspiration from the Cadavre Exquis (French for ‘Exquisite Corpse’), a favourite game by surrealist artists created in the 1920s, six artists will contribute their own to a collective piece, after only seeing a sliver of illustration or a line of text done prior. What strange creature will emerge from their imaginative minds? An immersive experience, audiences can take part in this site-specific response project, wandering through the spaces as they take in the sensual triggers.

Featuring:
Writers: Charlene Shepherdson, Crispin Rodrigues, Gwee Li Sui and Marylyn Tan
Illustrators: Darel Seow and Weng Pixin

Presented by 24OWLS, commissioned by #BuySingLit and supported by the National Arts Council, this interdisciplinary presentation will open your eyes to a world of possibilities.

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Charlene Shepherdson is a Singaporean poet and community organiser focused on language in written, performative and visual forms. She is interested in heritage, technology and creative education. Her poems have been published in From Walden to Woodlands and UnFree Verse (Ethos Books), A Luxury We Cannot Afford and The Straits Times. Her visual poetry has been displayed in The Arts House, The Substation and in Singapore libraries under National Art Council’s Project LAVA. She is the Station Control of Sing Lit Station.

Crispin Rodrigues is the author of Pantomime and The Nomad Principle, published by Math Paper Press. He is the co-editor of Crazy Little Pyromaniacs, an anthology of poems by young Singapore poets. He also helps to run Head-2-Head, an online interview show featuring home-grown writers with the National Library Board.

Gwee Li Sui has six volumes of poetry to date, the most recent being Death Wish. His other works include Myth of the Stone, Singapore’s first long-form graphic novel in English; Spiaking Singlish: A Companion to How Singaporeans Communicate; and The Leeter Tunku, a Singlish translation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince. A familiar name in Singapore’s cultural scene, Gwee has also edited several acclaimed literary anthologies and written and lectured on a range of subjects.

Marylyn Tan is a queer, female, Chinese Singaporean, linguistics graduate, poet, and artist, who has been performing and disappointing since 2014. Her first volume of poetry, Gaze Back (Singapore Literature Prize 2020, Lambda loser), is the lesbo Singaporean trans-genre witch grimoire you never knew you needed. Her work trades in the conventionally vulgar, radically pleasurable, and unsanctioned, striving to emancipate the marginalised and restore the alienated, endangered body. She is the founder of multidisciplinary arts collective DIS/CONTENT (hellodiscontent.carrd.co).

Darel Seow is a visual storyteller who illustrates the tales of the natural world through wry wit and whimsy. He believes in the draw of storytelling as a means of engagement, creating experiences that simultaneously excite and educate. Particularly interested in museums and culture, he has worked with art, cultural and educational institutions around the world to encourage learning through the power of imagination and play. He is currently preoccupied with the paradoxical implications of nature as both nurtured and natural in Singapore.

Weng Pixin graduated from (the then-known-as) Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts in 2004 with a first-class honours in painting. She works in a range of medium from painting, drawing, making comics to sewing and constructing using found objects. Pixin divides her time between facilitating art workshops for children and working on her comics and art. Her debut graphic novel, Sweet Time, published by Drawn & Quarterly in 2020, contains a selection of her comic works made between 2008 – 2017, capturing themes of love and desire.

Terms & Conditions

  • Each e-ticket provides personal access to Thread Presents CONVEY (“Event”).
  • SHOW 1: Doors open at 1.30pm. Show 1 begins at 2.00pm and will run for approximately 95 mins.
  • SHOW 2: Doors open at 3.15pm. Show 2 begins at 3.45pm and will run for approximately 145 mins.
  • Attendees from Show 1 are given the choice to stay on for Show 2 should they wish to do so. Show 1’s attendees will then be ushered to a viewing zone to continue their CONVEY experience.
  • A panel discussion with the artists will take place at the end of Show 2 only.
  • No photography, videography or audio recording of the Event is allowed.
  • There will be sales of food & drinks at the Event, so any food and beverage purchased elsewhere will not be allowed into the event. We accept cashless payments via Visa/Master debit/credit cards only.
  • You must be of legal drinking age (18 years old and above), and be able to produce a valid photo ID as proof of age to purchase and/or consume alcohol at the Event.
  • Complimentary valet service is available for parking within the Pasir Panjang Power Station.
  • There is no re-entry to the Event, should you leave for any reason whatsoever.
  • Please read the full Event Terms & Conditions here.

Safe Management Measures

  • All audiences must be masked at all times.
  • Audiences are to comprise no more than 5 persons per group, in line with national guidelines on group size. There should be no physical interaction or mixing between groups.
  • All audiences are required to check in to SafeEntry through either scanning the QR code using the TraceTogether App on their phone, or by presenting their TraceTogether Token to be scanned. Other check-in modes, such as using the phone’s camera, SingPass Mobile, other QR code reader apps, or using NRIC/FIN and other photo IDs, will not be accepted.
  • All audiences must adhere to the venue’s safe management measures, which include wearing masks, maintaining safe distance, and to not enter the venue if unwell.