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Modern: Resonance

Pasir Panjang Power Station “A” 14 Sep 2019 (Sa) Session #1 (4pm – 5.15pm) Session #2 (6pm – 7.15pm) Please arrive 15 mins earlier (allow time to wander, read: getting lost) Admission is free, registration via Peatix. Please show your e-ticket at the door.

Notate Bene: As on 6 Sep 2019 (F), all slots have been filled.

The architecture of a building is not just about aesthetics, it is a narrative of time and space. In the spirit of the centenary of the Bauhaus, an influential German movement which focused on minimalism and functionality, “Modern Resonance” pays tribute to the hardware and software of a power station – its utilitarian principles and generations of workers. Join Singaporean artists Li-Chuan Chong, Deborah Emmanuel and Alecia Neo as they reawaken Pasir Panjang Power Station with music and artistic appropriation in the form of a performance. “Modern: Resonance” invites you to explore this modernist building in a way that illuminates its architecture and history.

Useful Information

This is an indoor event and there will be no amenities such as washroom or F&B on site, so come prepared! (We’re not kidding, the nearest washroom is 10 mins away and relieving yourself by the shore won’t be ideal.)

No parking within compound. Limited parking along Pasir Panjang Road.

Nearest MRT: Labrador Park MRT


Chong Li-Chuan is a Singaporean composer with a keen interest in philosophy, art and society, design and culture. As a practitioner, Li-Chuan makes music composition, sound art, site-specific and collaborative work incorporating music and sound. Li-Chuan’s career started in the late ‘90s, freelancing as a composer and sound designer in collaboration with practitioners in theatre, dance, visual arts, and architecture.

Deborah Emmanuel is a Singaporean poet, performer and professional speaker. She has written When I Giggle In My Sleep (2015), Rebel Rites (2016) and Genesis Visual Poetry Collection (2018). When not writing, Deborah tours internationally, makes theatre pieces, plays music, creates movement work and meditates.

Working primarily with photography, video and participatory workshops, Alecia Neo develops long-term projects involving a variety of individuals and collaborators, overlooked communities and their spaces. She is also an Artist Lead with Brack, a trans-border arts platform for socially engaged artists. She was awarded the Young Artist Award in 2016.


Yeow Kai Chai is a poet, prose writer, editor and former journalist. He has been working in the media for more than two decades as writer and editor as well as music reviewer for 8 Days, The Straits Times and My Paper. A co-editor of literary journal QLRS, he was Festival Director of Singapore Writers Festival from 2015 to 2018.

Organised by Goethe-Institut Singapore.

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