Arts Picks: Pazhuppu

Glazed stoneware Beringin 2 by ceramist Jason Lim, from his solo exhibition Under The Shadow Of The Banyan Tree at Gajah Gallery. An installation by artist Stephanie Burt for The Substation's Discipline The City: Act II.
PazhuppuPHOTO: RAVINDRAN DRAMA GROUP
Glazed stoneware Beringin 2 by ceramist Jason Lim, from his solo exhibition Under The Shadow Of The Banyan Tree at Gajah Gallery. An installation by artist Stephanie Burt for The Substation's Discipline The City: Act II.
An installation by artist Stephanie Burt for The Substation's Discipline The City: Act II.PHOTO: THE SUBSTATION
Glazed stoneware Beringin 2 by ceramist Jason Lim, from his solo exhibition Under The Shadow Of The Banyan Tree at Gajah Gallery.
Glazed stoneware Beringin 2 by ceramist Jason Lim, from his solo exhibition Under The Shadow Of The Banyan Tree at Gajah Gallery.PHOTO: GAJAH GALLERY

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PAZHUPPU

This coming-of-age story centres on the Singapore-Tamil diaspora. Presented by Ravindran Drama Group through youth platform Hypokrite, it looks at labels, how people are defined by them and whether they can alter them.

WHERE: Teater Ekamatra, Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Today and tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $20 & $15 (concession) INFO: www.hypokrite.com or www.facebook.com/ravindrandramagroup


A MEMORY NAMED MELODY

The Poetry With Music series by The Arts House pairs the cadences of local poems in Singapore's four official languages with melodic accompaniment. This weekend's instalment, A Memory Named Melody, combines Chinese poetry, by poets such as Chua Chee Lay, Dan Ying and Wong Yoon Wah, with chamber music. Malay and Tamil editions of the series are planned for later this year and early next year.

WHERE: The Arts House Chamber, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Tomorrow, 8pm. There will be a pre-performance lecture by poet Teo Sum Lim in the Playden at 5pm ADMISSION: Free with registration at melodymemory.peatix.com or call 6332-6900 INFO: www.theartshouse.sg


DISCIPLINE THE CITY: ACT II

The Substation moves into the second act of its exploration of the politics of space through Stephanie Burt's feminist installations; Chen Sai Hua Kuan's Space Drawing No. 9, a video sequence of bungee cords released repeatedly within different spaces of a warehouse; and Patricia Toh's performance piece A Map Of Scars, Bruises And Broken Bones, a psycho-geographic exploration of the city through the body as site.

WHERE: The Substation, 45 Armenian Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Oct 22, noon to 8pm (Wednesdays to Sundays), closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and public holidays. A Map Of Scars, Bruises And Broken Bones will be performed on Oct 21 and 22 and Nov 4 and 5 from 4 to 6pm. ADMISSION: Free. Donation of a $5 entrance fee is encouraged INFO: disciplinethecity.sg


UNDER THE SHADOW OF THE BANYAN TREE

Singaporean ceramist Jason Lim draws inspiration from the Hindu text Bhagavad Gita and the strangler root of the banyan tree for this exhibition of more than 40 new works, including clay and terracotta plates, two large installation works and some rare paper works.

WHERE: Gajah Gallery, 03-04 Tanjong Pagar Distripark, 39 Keppel Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Today, 11am to 7pm; tomorrow and Sunday, noon to 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.gajahgallery.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 06, 2017, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe