LONDON – A pool of Singapore’s best creative talents are living it up in London as they set base in Brick Lane Yard as part of Singapore : Inside Out experiential cross discipline showcase, serving a creative rojak fix that ranges from architecture to fashion, film to food, music to performing and visual arts in one of the most creative hot spots in London.
^ Artist, Speak Cryptic takes up a wall in Brick Lane, London
One of our favourite creative talents in Singapore is non other than chef/artist Janice Wong owner of restaurant 2am:dessertbar. Edible art is how she describe her works, it does not only look amazing, it taste amazing too. On showcase at Singapore : Inside Out is her work entitled 1000 Crosses. We were greeted with a sweet warm aroma as we stepped into the space. Overhead, are lollipops hanging off a colourful brush-stroked panel. “I wanted to create everything with locally inspired flavours – chili padi, gula melaka, kaffir lime and even bakkwa which is pork. So what better way to taste Singapore than pull a lollipop off the ceiling?”
^ Gummy flavoured panel right at the entrance making up the strong sweet smell!
T.H.E Dance Company features Permission to Speak, Sir a new commission by choreographer Lee Mun Wai, “My work seek to present certain aspects of Singapore that the public platform on the international stage rarely see” It was an intimate performance drawing heartfelt emotions as the performers move in tandem.
We caught up with the ever talented artist Speak Cryptic doing his thing in his interactive installation Kamar Kamillion where he painted a replica of his room and invited the audience to paint, draw, doodle and contribute to this ever-changing room. “It talks about my personal identity and how the bedroom is a representation of that. You tend to know what kind of person he/she is by the CDs, books, posters on the wall. The work in itself is about how I am a product of my environment and I wanted to be open to everyone to come in and paint alongside me – inviting them to transform who I am”
Be sure to check out all the other amazing works at Singapore : Inside Out showcase at Brick Lane Yard, London which runs till 28 June 2015!
“Singapore : Inside Out is presented by the Singapore Tourism Board as part of Singapore’s 50th anniversary celebrations. In 2015, this travelling showcase will be held in Beijing (22 to 26 April), London (24 to 28 June), New York City (23 to 27 September) before returning to Singapore for a finale (27 November to 6 December)”
Photos by Design Says Hello 2015.