Wednesday, February 07, 2007


I'm doing a presentation this Friday night on my work at the next Rojak. It's an evening of talks by artists and designers, held quarterly at a cool new location every time. This time it's at Pearl Bank Apartments, near Outram MRT, where I was born and grew up.

My talk's entitled "last boy and other autopornographies". Below is the proper invite:

09.02.2007 Fri 08.00pm till 09.02.2007
Welcome to ROJAK 07. This time, it is held in Pearlbank Apartments, part of the "Save the Modern Buildings" series. The Pearlbank Apartments, like our previous Golden Mile Complex venue, is in the midst of en bloc and possibly sold away. These architectural pieces contains many unique spaces and it will be a shame if they disappear from our local landscape. We hope that ROJAK can bring our local creatives from different disciplinaries to experience these spaces and hopefully, works can be inspired from them.

The presentation will also start earlier this time at 8pm and do come rest casually and comfortably :)

Due to the nature of our venue, there are a few things to note this time:

1. Please bring drinks to share for the ROJAK dingy. Previously, FARM always try our best to refill the drinks during ROJAK. But as this venue is far from any possible replenishment, we requested that all audience to bring something to share with the rest. It's the least you can do with all the sharing going around on ROJAK night.

2. The owner has requested that there is absolutely no smoking within the space, no sitting on the balcony ledge (which is 37th floor! yikes!!) and please do not touch the antique mirrors hung in the kitchen as they are quite reactive to water and stains (but yes, stare into yourself with them)

3. This is a private event. Please subscribe to FARM FEED for the invites and instructions on how to get to the venue (through the security).

See you soon.


tom said...

thx for the nice presentation at the rojak. i love it.

after the presentation, i did talk to u briefly, but i guess you are famous and friendly, so i have to give space to others to express their urgent needs to you.

i am new to the art scene, so maybe you could let me in on the next arts event.

i am trying to do music, but i also need a great story to go with it. i am looking along the line of getting a theme song going for a film. the film will feature the theme song. we can hand-pick a tune, make the minus-one, get the vocal, make the mtv (i really hope you could consider helping me here, i think a nice storyline will do this mtv wonders) (different from the film). do publicity. i wonder if this will work ...

btw, i have not locate a film guy who is willing to accommodate my request for a add-on theme song, maybe we should try wing or elifant ... hahahahaha ... hope this is fun ...

Ng Yi-Sheng said...

Dear Tom,

Thanks for your interest. I didn't notice your post until a friend mentioned it to me. It'd be a better idea to e-mail me next time.

You can find out pretty easily about upcoming arts events by checking out and signing up on the arts community mailing list. As for your suggestion of collaboration, I'm confused - you want me to listen to one of your pieces of music and figure out a storyline that goes with that piece of music, so that you can make a music video?

It doesn't sound like such a good idea to source for completed films to add your theme song to. You ought to make friends with the filmmakers you admire, and let them know the kind of music you compose and your openness to it being featured in a movie.