Friday, 17 May 2013

SPORE Art Salon : 30th Edition on 28 May!

We're officially all of 2 and a half years old this month, and that brings us to the 30th Edition! What a nice, round, number... and what better way to celebrate than with a line up of good ol' music, poetry, a film screening, plus a bit of street dance paired up with original song writing! We will also be having our regular drawing sessions in between these stage performances.
See you then!

WHERE : BluJaz Cafe (3rd Storey)
WHEN : Tuesday 28 May 2013 7:45PM onwards
FB Event Page :
$10 / guest --- includes 1 drink
proceeds benefit BluJaz and SPORE Art Salon featured artists



In a project initiated by the artists and SPORE Art Salon, street dancer works with local singer song writer... creating collaboratively - original moves of "popping style", a bit of electronica (!) and smooth vocals! This, we have to watch to believe...

Charles Li aka C Murda picked up street dance styles in 2002 at the age of 16 in Sydney Australia. He specialises in the style of Popping, a style made most famous by popular icons such as Michael Jackson. He is also able to create complex choreography depending on the nature of the class he is teaching. Charles has performed and competed in various battles, corporate events, dance showcase competitions in Singapore.

With Influences such as Jason M’raz, Newton Faulkner and Ed Sheeran, Edmund has the dream that one day, if not him, a fellow Singaporean will be able to share the pop music stage with these other international artistes.
Edmund strives to raise awareness and the popularity of local music by starting with sharing his original heartfelt compositions. Armed with the-guy-next-door tunes such as “Mesmerised” and “Come Outside”, to the other end of the musical spectrum consisting of confidence-oozing-dude songs like “Ooo Baby” and “ScRRRub!”, Edmund aims to deliver a wide variety of musical sensations to his listeners.

Jeremy Lee was once an angry young man. He is no longer young and the anger has been tempered into melancholia. He writes songs about Government Zombies, Financial Cannibals and Island Depression. Expect the debut EP to be released sometime at the end of the year.

JOCELYN SUAREZ (not a poet)
aka SOAP
Jocelyn (AKA soap) IS not a poet. She is a prose writer who finds it increasingly eerie that she is referring to herself in the third person... or that she is writing poems. She writes... sometimes, however, most of the time is spent staring into nothing and pretending to muse about life. Life is part of what she writes - the absurd parts of life, like pancake-shaped psychiatric tablets and mermen. It is generally accepted that her verses tend to be mushy, but what's life without the gagging reflex? She doesn't know why she calls herself soap.

BOO JUNFENG (filmmaker)
Boo Junfeng is one of Singapore’s most notable young filmmakers. His debut feature film SANDCASTLE (2010) was the first Singapore film to be selected for competition at Cannes Film Festival’s International Critics’ Week. It was subsequently invited to major film festivals around the world, including Toronto, Pusan, Vancouver and London. SANDCASTLE won the Best Film, Best Director and the NETPAC Jury Awards at the Vietnam International Film Festival, and was listed by The Wall Street Journal as one of Asia’s most notable films of 2010.
His works often centre on themes of identity, memory and sexuality. His short films, as well as his segment in the omnibus feature film, LUCKY7, have won him acclaim at numerous film festivals, including Berlin Film Festival, Singapore International Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam and Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. In 2008, he became the first recipient of the McNally Award for Excellence in the Arts – the valedictorian honour of Lasalle College of the Arts. He was also accorded the Young Artist Award (2009) and the Singapore Youth Award (2011) by the Government of Singapore.
Boo is a proud supporter of Pink Dot SG, a movement that supports the Freedom to Love regardless of one’s sexual orientation or gender identity. He is also the director behind all of Pink Dot’s campaign videos.

About the film:

"Un Retrato De Familia (A Family Portrait)"
2004, 8 mins

When Sergio’s little sister asks him for the definition of sex, he revisits a memory from years ago, in which he discovered a family secret. A Family Portrait is Boo Junfeng's first short film, which he made when he was 19 during a student exchange programme in Barcelona.



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