The art of walking: The world is artist Amanda Heng's 'moving stage'

Let’s Walk (2018), a public participatory performance by Amanda Heng. PHOTO: COURTESY OF AMANDA HENG
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SINGAPORE - When Amanda Heng moved into Telok Kurau Studios in the late 1990s, she was asked to sign an agreement not to do performances in her studio.

The National Arts Council, which was subsidising her rent, had withdrawn funding support for performance art in Singapore - the fallout from Brother Cane, in which Josef Ng bared his buttocks and trimmed his pubic hair in a 1994 performance to protest media coverage of an anti-gay operation.

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