MING WONG - ‘WAYANG SPACESHIP

15jul(jul 15)7:15 pm31jan(jan 31)7:45 pmMING WONG - ‘WAYANG SPACESHIPSINGAPORE
Each day, after the Singapore Art Museum closes, the ‘Wayang Spaceship’ activates with light, sound and film, allowing the public to commune with this solitary figure of Chinese opera. The ‘Wayang Spaceship’ will evolve over a two-year period featuring a range of performances and access programmes.

Event Details

Ming Wong – ‘Wayang Spaceship’ 

Singapore Art Museum, Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Singapore 

15 July 2022 – 31 July 2023

A ‘Wayang Spaceship’ has landed on our shores. Alongside the industrial, technological and ecological crises that have taken place throughout time, it also stands witness to our place in the cosmos. During the day, the ‘Wayang Spaceship’ is seemingly dormant, its reflective surfaces mirroring the bustling traffic around the container seaport. Its own inactivity is interrupted by the occasional stray radio transmission relayed from another dimension. 

At dusk, the ‘Wayang Spaceship’ reclaims its former role as a travelling Chinese theatre, illuminating the past, present and future with an operatic symphony of light, sound and image, as though it is livestreamed from the memory of a scholar-warrior, a time travelling consciousness who moves freely between the past, present, and future. Each day, after the Singapore Art Museum closes, the ‘Wayang Spaceship’ activates with light, sound and film, allowing the public to commune with this solitary figure of Chinese opera. 

The ‘Wayang Spaceship’ will evolve over a two-year period featuring a range of performances and access programmes. It is commissioned by The Everyday Museum, a public art initiative by Singapore Art Museum, and made possible with the generous support of Sun Venture. 

Image from Singapore Art Museum 

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Time

July 15 (Friday) 7:15 pm - January 31 (Tuesday) 7:45 pm

Location

Singapore