Noor Effendy Ibrahim, in collaboration with Syimah Sabtu – Dancing with the Ghost of My Child in 33 Steps (2020)

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Noor Effendy Ibrahim, in collaboration with Syimah Sabtu – Dancing with the Ghost of My Child in 33 Steps (2020)

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NOOR EFFENDY IBRAHIM, IN COLLABORATION WITH SYIMAH SABTU

Dancing with the Ghost of My Child in 33 Steps (2020) HD Video 38 Min 12 Sec

ARTIST STATEMENT

Dancing with the Ghost of My Child in 33 steps is an aging man’s increasing desire and longing for an inspiration, for a life, for a child that he pains to father, and be a father to. In this dance, a man dreams of invoking the ghost of a child, his child, who has not yet been born into the world. This man lays his prayer across time and space. He prays for what love has yet to conceive. He hopes that if the ghost of his child is lost, the child may hear his voice, and find a path back to him. This dance leads the man to a moment in his life where perhaps he might begin to believe again.



BIOGRAPHY

Interdisciplinary artist Noor Effendy Ibrahim continues his on-going performance research to excavate inherent and latent memories within his own body through self-inflicted physical pain. Empathising with guilt and desire, Effendy constantly negotiates his faith and shifting identities in society as he seeks to neuter otherness. These excavations often result in violent and numbing effects on his body, creating a spectacle whilst leaving his body desensitized and apathetic. In his ongoing “Dancing with the Ghost of My Child” series, Effendy seeks to reconcile ideas of tenderness in violence. Website: https://www.anjing-performance.com/

Syimah Sabtu is a dance artist from Singapore. She graduated from Republic Polytechnic (Theatre and Arts Management) and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Dance). Syimah’s practice is rooted in Malay folk dance and contemporary dance, where she examines the kinesics state of the dancer’s body. Syimah is currently researching on the Dualities of Being, exploring layered connections between personal histories, narratives and beliefs that are nestled within our bodies. As a dance artist, she believes in the potentiality of collaboration, interaction and connection across various art forms and disciplines. Syimah is currently a core associate with P7:1SMA Ltd and an associate member with Dance Nucleus. Website: www.syimahsabtu.com

Date

1 December 2020 - 28 March 2021

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Noor Effendy Ibrahim, in collaboration with Syimah Sabtu – Dancing with the Ghost of My Child in 33 Steps (2020)

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484291322

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“Noor Effendy Ibrahim, in collaboration with Syimah Sabtu – Dancing with the Ghost of My Child in 33 Steps (2020),” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed June 26, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/3139.