Esplanade Presents

Theatre | Dance | Exhibition

Feelers (Singapore)

13 Apr 2024, Sat, 1pm

1hr 30mins

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Annexe Studio

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In this session, the Feelers team will present a movement-based performance excerpt which brings together human performers and kinetic sculptures on stage. This presentation is an articulation of findings we’ve uncovered, gaps we’ve unearthed, and questions we have. We’ll be presenting a work-in-progress, part of a long-term process of exploration that will extend beyond this lab. sought out to develop a performance methodology that would allow a machine to act as an equal, live performer with human performers. Rather than approaching the technology of machine learning as an inert tool, or subjecting it to the logic of human cognition and culture, we strove to consider the machine as a collaborator with its own peculiar features and personality.


There will be a 30-minute guided tour of the Performing Arts x Tech Lab Industry Sharing exhibition after the event.

Language: English
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Artist Information


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Feelers is a research lab of artists and designers focused on the intersections of art and technology. This research takes the form of interdisciplinary artworks, programmes, and education initiatives. Our projects are invitations to think critically and empathetically about the world we live in; and to build a community engaged in learning and working together. Our relevant projects include creative machine learning applications such as Build-A-Caifan and sketch2pigeon, interactive kinetic installation for Streetlamp No. 107101 (supported by Goethe-Institut) and Through The Neighbour’s Walls (supported by The Everyday Museum), and tech-informed performance Game of Life (part of Esplanade eXchAnge 2023).


In 2024, Feelers is presenting Touch Base, a series of interdisciplinary programmes that flow along the circuits and fault lines between art and technology. As change continues to accelerate beyond perception, we insist on slowing down. We begin by going back to basics, going back to the body.


If you’d like to share your thoughts on our work, please get in touch with us at

Ang Kia Yee

Ang Kia Yee is a practice of mutual & collective repair. Most of her projects lope toward the destabilisation, contamination, mutation, and cross-pollination of disciplines, forms, and languages. Her training includes ballet, physical theatre, Suzuki Method of Actor Training, Viewpoints, and more recently, Odissi and hip-hop dance. Recent projects include live performances FUME (2022) and Loving Things (to say) (2021); performance video Loving Things (2020); and audio walk 氵pasang (2022). She was a participating artist for Natasha, Singapore Biennale 2022, a selected participant for da:ns LAB 2023: IDIOSYNCRASIES at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, and a resident writer for Centre 42’s New Scripts Residency 2021.

Ashley Hi

Ashley Hi is a visual artist who utilises kinetic sculpture and installation to explore medium, material, and movement. Her works blend art, technology, and data to create sensory spaces and generative experiences through algorithm and design. Past projects include speculative machine learning for Cable Imgs (part of Singapore Art Week 2022) and Browsing Copy, kinetic installation and soundscapes such as switchArray, Big Wind (part of Singapore Art Week 2021) and Light Wind, as well as generative tracking and algorithmic mark-making in Boids. She was also a participating artist for Cake Theatre’s Jamming Space 2023.

Alysha Chandra

Alysha Chandra’s work spans multiple creative fields, including writing and theatre. Her writing and performing credits include tapping on bone (2022, Produced by A Mirage) and She’s A Great Way To Fly (2018, Produced by Substation. Her writing has been published in the Pr&ta Journal, and she was the Essays Editor for Singapore Unbound’s SUSPECT Journal. She runs the independent media network NIMBUS, and helped launch ART SG, Southeast Asia’s largest art fair.

ants chua

ants chua writes, directs, and performs. An Associate Artist of Checkpoint Theatre, their interdisciplinary practice converses across genre boundaries. Recent works include voices in a room (2021) with Feelers, writing and performing at least I have words now for Checkpoint Theatre’s Two Songs and a Story (2020), acting in Wild Rice's production of Cafe by Joel Tan (2020), and directing Beside Ourselves (2020) by .gif as part of the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival. They have also been a creative non-fiction writer for the multimedia platform Art and Market since 2022.

Date & Time

13 Apr 2024, Sat


Esplanade Annexe Studio

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