The Arts House’s LumiNation festival is back this August for its second edition! Held in conjunction with National Day, LumiNation is set to celebrate and explore the Singaporean identity in all its facets through performances, talks and more. Audiences are invited to discover and reconnect with the quieter parts of the Singaporean conversation over a single weekend of thoughtfully curated programmes.
In this particular edition, LumiNation is going a step further to delves into the relationship between our individual identities and our collective one as Singapore. Take artist Deanna Ng’s exhibition Collective Memory – Haw Par Villa, for example, which sees the photographer collecting over 50 photographs to present Haw Par Villa as seen through the memory of multiple people, questioning what is retained or left out of our own histories.
Meanwhile, be sure to book tickets to any of the fantastic line-up of local films programmed for LumiNation 2019. Curated by The Filmic Eye, the programme begins with Eva Tang’s new documentary From Victoria Street to Ang Mo Kio, documenting the survival of the nation’s first Catholic missionary Chinese girls’ school through adversities during her formative years. Other films in the programme include Tan Pin Pin’s In Time To Come, Yeo Siew Hua’s A Land Imagined, animated shorts by Jerrold Chong, and Ramon Estella’s horror classic Anak Pontianak.
A selection of talks will also take place during the festival, such as talks about Marina Bay Sands, Chinatown, Kent Ridge and more, as these speakers examine our changing landscape and the Singapore identity as expressed through our architecture. Cheong Suk-Wai will also be moderating a very special edition of her IMHO series, exploring a history of Singapore through its literature, while a performance-forum allows for audiences to examine what makes local Malay Drama Serial songs so uniquely Singapore. Other programmes include old school games and a pop-up bookstore with a curated selection of local and regional literature.
Come discover the untold history of Singapore this August as LumiNation’s 2019 edition returns to the Arts House to shed light on our national identity!
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LumiNation 2019 takes place from 15th to 18th August 2019 at the Arts House. For a full list of programmes and more information, some requiring pre-registration, visit their website here