Esplanade Presents

Dance | Visual Arts

Weixin Quek Chong and Astrid Sweeney

(Singapore/Spain and Denmark/Belgium & Ireland)

1hr

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Annexe Studio

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About the Event

ontogenesis dreams: a sideways stretching of the sensory limbs

Weixin Quek Chong and Astrid Sweeney’s ontogenesis dreams: a sideways stretching of the sensory limbs encompasses a hybrid of performance, sculptural objects and installation. This collaborative project began through a shared desire to create a hybrid body using prosthetics, wearable sculptures and skins to adapt and transform the performer’s coordination and function.
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About the Artist

Weixin Quek Chong (Artist-in-Residence)

Weixin Quek Chong is a visual artist who works with image, object, audiovisual and at times performative elements to play with perception and tantalise the senses. From an interest in dichotomies between digital and organic, monumental and minuscule, human and nonhuman and other constructed binaries, her artistic concerns have expanded into looking at value systems and social interfaces, always alluded to and grounded in a materially expressive form. Her works have been presented in exhibitions at the Sala de Arte Joven, Madrid, Spain (2020); Tainan Art Museum, Taiwan (2019-20) and Singapore Art Museum (2018) amongst many others. She currently works in both Madrid and Singapore.

Astrid Sweeney (Artist-in-Residence)

Astrid Sweeney is a performer and choreographer interested in interrogating movement through stasis, stimulus and isolation of individual body parts. Her recent work distorts the perspective we have on the body through investigating forms of motion that could be considered otherly or uncanny. She is particularly interested in collaborating with artists of contrasting disciplines, providing new mediums and different entry points to her artistic enquiry. As a performer, Sweeney’s most recent collaboration is with Belgian/French choreographer Damien Jalet and Japanese visual artist Kohei Nawa in the creation of Planet [wanderer]. She was formerly a dancer of Scottish Dance Theatre, and spends her time between Denmark and Belgium.

Date and Time

28 Jun 2022, Tue

6.30pm

Esplanade Annexe Studio
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