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Arts Picks: Borderline, Sick Scents, Xi The World and Ulrike Ottinger

Borderline
BorderlinePHOTOS: MUSCLE MOUTH, ST FILE, ULRIKE OTTINGER

BORDERLINE

This double bill by Singapore's T.H.E Dance Company and Muscle Mouth from New Zealand tests physical and emotional boundaries.

For a piece by New Zealand choreographer Ross McCormack, dancers were asked to watch videos ranging from octopuses having sex to massive factory lines building mechanical parts and cars. Sound design bridges the diverse aesthetics of the two productions.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: Today, 8pm; tomorrow, 3pm ADMISSION: $36 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg) INFO: the-contact.org/shows/borderline


SICK SCENTS, I AM TIME GROWN OLD TO DESTROY THE WORLD

Check out some peculiar pairings at contemporary gallery Chan + Hori, where scent designer Terry Jacobson (above left) has teamed up with multimedia artist Steve Lawler (above right), or Mojoko, for Sick Scents, in which perfume meets pop culture.

In the same gallery, Singapore artist Gerald Leow draws from the Mahabharata and other influences in his sculpture and portrait collaboration with fashion photographer Ivanho Harlim.

WHERE: Chan + Hori Contemporary, 02-09 Gillman Barracks, 6 Lock Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Till Sunday, 11am to 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.chanhori.com


XI THE WORLD

This is your last chance to say farewell to indie bookstore Booktique, which closes on Thursday next week.

The bookshop's final event will be the launch of an art book and an exhibition by illustrator Chen Yi Xi (above left, with Booktique owner Anthony Koh Waugh), the son of veteran actors Edmund Chen and Xiang Yun.

His book, Xi The World, is a series of ink and watercolour sketches, many of which capture bygone scenes from Caldecott Hill.

Booktique is bringing in new titles and discounting some others in its final days.

WHERE: Booktique, B1-17A CityLink Mall, 1 Raffles Link MRT: City Hall WHEN: 11.30am to 9.30pm (Sundays to Thursdays), 11.30am to 10.30pm (Fridays and Saturdays); book launch: tomorrow, 3.30pm; exhibition: tomorrow, 4 to 10pm; Sunday, 3 to 8pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/WriterBooktique


ULRIKE OTTINGER: CHINA. THE ARTS - THE PEOPLE

 
 
 

Award-winning German film-maker and artist Ulrike Ottinger holds her first large-scale exhibition in Asia with this collection of four films and more than 100 photographs which she produced in the 1980s and 1990s while exploring China and Mongolia.

They include an eight-hour documentary on the nomadic tribes of Mongolia as well as shots of everyday life in Chinese provinces such as Sichuan and Yunnan.

WHERE: NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Gillman Barracks, Block 43 Malan Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Till Aug 13, noon to 7pm (Tuesdays to Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays), noon to 9pm (Fridays), closed on Mondays ADMISSION: Free INFO: ntu.ccasingapore.org

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 23, 2017, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe