The scents we pick up evoke our emotions and memories. It may conjure up a smile, stir a fear, alleviate a pain or create a sense of peace. ARTWALK transforms scents to visuals, blends noise to music, to present old and new. With the talents of local artists, we expect to create a sensory experience for both tourists and locals.
Image and Sound
Image and Sound of Fragrance - Exhibition
CURATED BY : MILENKO PRVACKI
ARTISTS : ANGIE SEAH, BANI HAYKAL, DELIA PRVACKI, DIPALI GUPTA, IAN WOO, JEZLYN TAN, LALITHA BANDARU, TAN NGIAP HENG
Conceptualised in relation to the given title of the 5th ARTWALK Little India project, Image and Sound of Fragrance, Milenko Prvacki worked with 8 artists to translate the unique fragrances of Little India into a visualisation of sound and smell in a personal language. Visitors were able to witness a sort of “Little India cacophony” of various artists’ sensations of space, images, movement, installation, painting and sculpture.
1. Stargazer’s Wish
2. A Scent of Lights
Exploring the Odissi Spirit
Exploring the Odissi Spirit was a traditional Odissi-based dance performance held in open spaces in Little India, that interacted and responded to the space around us.
Flowers of the Night
Flowers of the Night invited listeners to a sensory storytelling experience, with fragrances, by Kamini Ramachandran. It featured poetry by Shivram Gopinath.
Tarana highlighted the most quintessential features of Kathak, such as intricate footwork (also known as tatkaar), the graceful and fluid movements of the dance syllables. It was headed and choreographed by Jyotika Joshi and performed by teachers and students from the Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society.
Misra Gandh (Mixed Fragrance)
P K Geethanadhan and Amrita Lahiri from the Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society presented an exciting performance combining both Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi to illustrate the differences and similarities between both classical dance forms.
Misra Gandh (Mixed Fragrance)
Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society presented a Hindustani vocal concert performance using well-known music which illustrated the theme of fragrance, and explored different ragas which reflected on different moods like Hindustani classical ragas.
The Coffin is Too Big for the Hole
The Coffin is Too Big for the Hole is one of Singapore’s best-known monologues written by Kuo Pao Kun. This performance was a fresh retelling with a blend of traditional and contemporary elements, conveyed by a young Indian woman in modern society.
The Scent of Memories
The Scent of Memories was a dinner theatre storytelling experience. Kamini Ramachandran brought diners through the history of Little India and the pivotal role of eating, gathering and conversation, especially among migrant communities. Audiences were then treated to a story connected to the spices and ingredients used by the chef for the meal.
Aryan Kapoor and Divyam Raghunath showcased their art through the medium of live painting, to present before audiences a combination of flavour with the use of spices. The showcase had left audiences mesmerised by the flavours of food presented and the art they see.