Theatre

Singapore International Festival of Arts 2024: Sun & Sea

Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė & Lina Lapelytė (Lithuania)

30 May 2024, Thu, 6pm, 7pm & 8pm

31 May 2024, Fri, 6pm, 7pm & 8pm

1 Jun 2024, Sat, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm

1hr

(Intermission: None)

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Photo credit: Arts House Limited
Photo credit: Arts House Limited
Photo credit: Arts House Limited
Synopsis

"I can’t stop thinking about this work" – Adrian Searle, The Guardian
"Surreal as it is profound" – Kelly Grovier, BBC
"Subtly unnerving" – Artnet

 

Sun & Sea takes place on an artificial beach crafted through light, architecture and music. Vacationers in colourful bathing suits are lying next to each other on sandy ground, while the audience observes them from above, as though from the point of view of the sun.

 

In the heat of a summer day, characters begin telling their stories. Frivolous micro-stories slowly give rise to broader, more serious subjects and grow into a global symphony, a universal human choir addressing planetary-scale climate breakdown. In the work, the physical finitude and fatigue of the human body becomes a stand-in for an exhausted Earth.

 

The setting, a crowded beach, instinctively evokes laziness and a breezy holiday mood. In this context, the message follows suit: serious topics unfold easily, softly-like a pop song on the very last day on Earth.

 

An ecological work at its very core, Sun & Sea is concerned with the way in which we-our human species consistently fails to recognise those planetary-scale threats and urgencies we ourselves are the cumulative cause of.

 

Supported by Embassy of Lithuania in Singapore.

 

Awards
Best Exhibitions of 2019 – The Guardian
Best Art of 2019 – The New York Times
Best Classical Music of 2019 – The New York Times
Golden Lion for Best National Participation - 2019 Venice Biennale
Advisory:

Advisory 16 (Some Mature Content)

 

Please note this show is standing room only.

Admission Age:
13 and above.
Language: English
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Date & Time

30 May 2024, Thu

6pm

Esplanade Theatre

7pm

Esplanade Theatre

8pm

Esplanade Theatre

31 May 2024, Fri

6pm

Esplanade Theatre

7pm

Esplanade Theatre

8pm

Esplanade Theatre

1 Jun 2024, Sat

2pm

Esplanade Theatre

3pm

Esplanade Theatre

4pm

Esplanade Theatre
Tickets & Prices
Standard

Students, NSFs & Seniors
(Limited)

Price $68 $57.80

Early Bird Specials: 15% off

Valid from 20 Feb – 31 Mar 2024.

 

Applicable to Standard tickets only.

Bundles Special

Valid from 1 Apr – 2 Jun 2024.

Bundle of 5: 15% off
Bundle of 3: 10% off

School Specials

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Please email sifatickets@artshouse.sg for more details on school booking.

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