A week of activities that activities to expand more than just your dictionaries
From the 22 to 29 July, Lit Up Singapore will be switching its lights on for its fourth year running. Organized by Word Forward and The Writers’ Center Singapore, it aims to connect budding writers and performers with professionals, and provide audiences and collaboration opportunities for these artists as well.
This year, its slogan is Occupied Art. It was conceived from the idea that art is a space inhabited by all, not just as an event or for a moment. It’s also the reason this festival is held at TAPAC, or the Telok Ayer Performance Art Centre. Since TAPAC is scheduled to close in 2013, this festival is also a celebration of the contribution that the historic building has made to Singapore’s art scene.
Most importantly, it’s definitely going to hold a wide array of activities for suitable for audiences with different interests.
Take a look at some of the highlights:
For those who need to have a pen in their hands, Lit Up promises four writing workshops of different genres. If you want to expand your writing repertoire, Letters From Landscapes (24 July), promises a liberal writing jaunt that aims to explore new voices and perspectives. Lovers of poetry could sign up for Photo Tales (23 July), where the humble photograph is used as a building block for ideas and narratives.
With 14 acts to choose from, you know you’ll find something you’ll like. Making their debut at this fest’s opening is Party Action People, a troupe of young Singaporean poets (22 July). Learn How To Build A Collapsible Universe with Bani Haykal (29 July), or trade stories at the Black Market (27 and 28 July)
There will be 12 different installations going on during Lit Up -- each on different days -- so boredom won’t be in this event’s dictionary. Poetrigami is the product of collaboration between an origamist and the works of several poets (22 to 29 July). Architexture takes the viewer on a journey through Singapore’s urban jungle (22 to 29 July). Finally, you can also watch WaBot plot hypothetical data and index it into drawing (22 to 29 July).
Lit Up 2012 is on from 22-29 July at the Telok Ayer Performing Arts Centre. All performances are free (give as you please -- this is a non-funded festival so any contributions would be massively welcome).