Friday, September 21, 2007

TheatreWorks presents:
V.I.S.T.A Lab 1.0: IMPETUS
By Choy Ka Fai, Zulkifle Mahmod, Ng Yi-Sheng, Torrance Goh/FARMWORK, Patricia Toh and Joavien Ng (feat graphic design by Fared Jainal)

UPDATE: We has a BLOG!

Several historical events escaped people’s memories, seemingly deemed insignificant in our invention of a vibrant, global city. With the aid of self-made and customised audio-visual devices, this multi-disciplinary presentation explores how these occurrences could be recorded, forgotten and fabricated, focusing on the moments and impulses before they transpired.

The collaborating creatives are Zulkifie Mahmod (Sound Artist), Ng Yi-Sheng (Writer), Torrance Goh/FARMWORK (Space Maker), Patricia Toh (Actress/Performer), Joavien Ng (Choreographer/Performer), Mohd Fared Jainal (Graphic Designer/Performer), Khoo Eng Tat (Interaction Engineer/Designer), Lim Hock Siang (Musician), Grace Tan/Kwodrent (Clothing Designer) and Andy Lim (Lighting Designer).

Conceived and created by Ka Fai, V.I.S.T.A Lab is a series of workshops that encourage interaction among the collaborating artists, who each produces unconventional works in their respective fields. Besides IMPETUS, two other productions under V.I.S.T.A Lab will be staged in December 2007 and February 2008.

Date : 21, 22 September 2007
Time : 8pm
Venue : 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Rd (located next to The Pier) Singapore 239007
Admission: $5

To book seats, ring: 6737 7213 or email :

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

VISTA kena censored!

MDA contacted Theatreworks and asked for us to remove one line of my Confucian timeline poem/monologue from our "Impetus" performance. (Ka Fai says he's never had any problems before with his performances... but this time the MDA specifically requested a copy of the script. Am I officially known as a troublemaker already? :/ Mixed feelings.)

The line cryptically referenced the 1982 death of Wong Ming Yang - Lee Hsien Loong's first wife, who had a fatal heart attack 3 weeks after giving birth to their albino son Lee Yi Peng.

Have to change the line to maintain its rhythmic value. Some loss of semiotic impact inevitable. Sigh.

Friday, September 07, 2007


Like I said on my personal blog, Torrance and Willie from invited me to design the invite for the quarterly artists' and designers' forum Rojak 09. And here it is:

The design's based on Chua Mia Tee's "National Language Class", of course. The event'll be held at the Central Green Patch of the new LaSalle campus, with socialising from 8pm and presentations from 9pm till late. Bring drinks!

And since we're at it, I'll show you some of the other pastiche designs they turned down:

Based on Raphael's "The School of Athens" (with Leonardo and Diogenes as our interlocutors).

Based on Rembrandt's "The Anatomy Lesson of Nicholaes Van Tulp". I liked this one best, personally. Let the dead work speak for itself.