Untold histories: M1 Singapore Fringe Festival highlights

The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2019 features works in response to home-grown artist Suzann Victor's 1997 installation that critiqued the regulation of art

Artist Suzann Victor sat in a flooded drain at the Singapore Art Museum for her 1997 work, Still Waters (Between Estrangement And Reconciliation). It was a metaphor for the limbo performance art existed in then, because of a de facto ban on the art form.

Responses to her work have been curated for the upcoming M1 Singapore Fringe Festival: Still Waters from Jan 16 to 27. Many delve into parts of local history that have been overlooked, much like the drain Victor focused on in her work.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 18, 2018, with the headline 'Untold histories'. Print Edition | Subscribe