Tuesday, 20 December 2011

SPORE Art Salon : 13th Edition!

Happy Holidays, one and all...!

This month of December we kick off a new cycle of the SPORE Art Salon Editions (if you aren't in the know, we celebrated our first year anniversary last month!) with a mish-mash of featured visual and performing artists in our line up at BluJaz Cafe on a Wednesday evening. Come by, have some dinner, drinks, have a visual and auditory blast of a time! Oh yes, and don't forget those sketch materials - we have life drawing sessions in between stage performances!

There is a minimum donation of $7/person at the door, proceeds of your kind donation will benefit our featured artists and the pooling of the salon fund.

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Clare Ryan
Experience the unique collaboration of soundscape and projector visuals with wxymm and aritst Clare Ryan.
Performance starts 7:30PM.

About the Artists -
Clare Ryan (b. 1988) attained her Diploma in Fine Art (Printmaking) from Nanyang Academy of Fine Art (NAFA) in 2010. She works closely with traditional printmaking techniques and has a keen preference for etching and drawing. Interested in animation, Clare also designs and works with motion graphics. A former student of English Literature, she enjoys reading and writing in her free time, especially fascinated by mythology, storytelling and narrative work.

...doesn't mean anything. Made up from a series of random but coincidental letters. It looks like, but not entirely, a word that sounds like, but not quite like, something that can be pronounced. The sound/tunes/music/noise created are exactly the same.

Terence Lau (aka wyxmm) is an emergent esoteric sound artist, excels at disarming melody lines and using random sound samples to add texture to his pieces. His works can be said to be a cross between music and soundscape. He has shared the stage with other performers such as One Man Nation, Darren Ng (sonicbrat), Zulkifle Mahmod, Cyril Wong, 10 (Korea), un escargot vide (France) and Tengal (Philippines) and has played in different countries such as Philippines and Hong Kong. He has also done sound works with Theatrestrays, Odyssey Dance Theatre and ECNAD’s Fireball 2011. In his professional life, he provides technical support for various arts and dance companies such as The Necessary Stage, Arts Fission and T.H.E. Dance Company to name a few.




CHER (featured model)
Cher is not one thing, but many things. A general mischief-maker, she is also a feminist, artist, urban explorer, voracious reader, activist, hedonist, introvert, eco-conscious wanker, nerd, and blah blah blah. To borrow from writer and poet Audre Lorde, "If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive." She has been life modelling for slightly more than 2 years and is interested in more performative aspects of the practice.

Iris Judotter
Combining her love for words and music, Iris started writing songs when she was 12. Her debut EP "The Importance of Being..." was released under the label Above The Line Music which she started with her then business partner and manager. By then, she has already working as a music producer in the Singapore music scene after clinching her first publishing deal at 18. Being effectively trilingual, Iris has since produced and written songs regionally in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. She is currently working on her solo studio album and plans to release it early 2012.

Marc Nair
Marc Nair has been writing poetry for more than ten years. He has published two books, the latter one a volume of travel poems. He has set numerous poems to music with his band, Neon and Wonder, and performs original songs as well, gigging at various places around Singapore. Marc is also active in the poetry slam scene, and slams regularly at Blu Jaz Cafe. He also had the opportunity to represent Singapore at the World Poetry Slam in Paris in 2010. Marc is currently working as a project manager with Word Forward and does freelance photography on the side. Today he will read a range of poems from both his collections as well as some newer work.

LEA MCGOWAN (performance artist)
Lea McGowan
Lea McGowan began dancing in her mother's womb, she entered the world in Austin, Texas. She has danced her way around the US - working with the Alvin Ailey Dance Company in NYC, Alonzo King's LINES Ballet in San Francisco CA, Houston Ballet. She has a degree in Psychology and Dance Theater from the University of Tampa. Lea worked as a freelance dancer, model and performer in NYC before accepting an invitation from the founder of SPORE Art Salon, Ryan Beck - a dance and adagio acrobatic partner and good friend - to come to Singapore.

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