Acts of Life: Public Programme
Acts of Life is a collaboration of NTU CCA Singapore and MCAD Manila, commissioned by the Goethe-Institut Singapore and Goethe-Institut Manila.
After an open call with an overwhelming response of 180 international applicants, 16 artists, writers, theorists from the region and Germany have been selected by a curatorial board to participate in a month-long residency in Manila and Singapore. Structured to encourage the heterogeneity and multiplicity of exchange through which a critical research residency is manifested, the transdisciplinary project seeks to explore the relationship between environments and humankind in times of rapid urbanisation and digitalisation.
Acts of Life Public Programme is a constellation of selected artistic research outputs culminated over the period and will happen during Singapore Art Week on 25 and 26 January 2019 and in Manila in February 2019.
Presented in an open studio accompanied with live activations, the presentation shows selected works in progress and is an encounter of how the research residency unfolds: the fostering of intellectual exchanges, lines of enquiry and the initiation of potential discourses around the intersections between art, nature, urbanity, and technology.
Curatorial Advisory Board
Prof. Ute Meta Bauer, Founding Director, NTU CCA Singapore and Professor, School of Art, Design and Media NTU,María Jocelina Cruz, Director & Curator, MCAD Manilla, Prof. Patrick Flores, Professor, Department of Art Studies, University of Philippines and Curator, Vargas Museum Manilla, Asst. Prof. Sophie Goltz, Deputy Director, Research & Academics Programmes, NTU CCA Singapore, and Assistant Professor, School of Art, Design and Media NTU, Khim Ong, Deputy Director, Curatorial Programmes, NTU CCA Singapore.