Esplanade Presents

Theatre

Weaving Stories, Storied Weavings

Natalia Tan and Edith Podesta (Singapore)

24 Jul 2022, Sun, 3pm

2hrs

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Rehearsal Studio

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About the Event

Weaving is a central motif in Edith Podesta’s Inconsequential Goddess. Just as the Greek mortal-turned-goddess Arachne weaves the web of lives of mortals, in ancient Greece, women would use the loom and weaving as a vessel for telling stories and passing secret messages. Drawing on this, textile artist Natalia Tan and theatre practitioner Edith Podesta invite participants to partake in this age-old practice and to share their stories through the art of weaving.

 

The images used were originally created for The Waste Refinery Exhibition, held at the National Design Centre.
The Exhibition was curated and produced by Kinetic Singapore and presented by Design Singapore Council.

 

Participants are encouraged to prepare a personal story that they would like to share during this weaving experience, and to bring a related small item of clothing (which may be cut up) or an object (no larger than 20cm x 20cm x 5cm) that they are willing to let go of. Items brought by participants may be used as weaving material, along with other provided yarns. Completed weavings and stories will be exhibited as an art installation accompanying the run of Inconsequential Goddess from 28 – 31 Jul 2022.

 

Materials will be provided.

 

The images used were originally created for The Waste Refinery Exhibition, held at the National Design Centre.
The Exhibition was curated and produced by Kinetic Singapore and presented by Design Singapore Council.

Advisory:

Mask-wearing is required for all indoor events.

 

Please come prepared with:

  • A story (this could be any kind of story: personal, funny, poignant)

  • One item that represents this story that you are willing to let go (no larger than 20 x 20cm)

Admission Age:
13 and above.
Language: English
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About the Artists

Edith Podesta

Edith Podesta is a writer, theatre maker and choreographer. She studied Acting and Movement Studies at the National Institute of Dramatic Art’s (NIDA) and holds a Master of Arts Fine Arts from LASALLE College of the Arts. In 2017, she was awarded Best Original Script and Production of the Year for her production BITCH: The Origin of the Female Species, commissioned by the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival. Recently, her production of Leda and The Rage, commissioned and produced by Esplanade, was awarded Production of the Year at the 2019 Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards. Edith is currently Associate Artistic Director of young & W!LD, a division of W!LD RICE.

Natalia Tan

Natalia Tan is a textile artist and art facilitator based in Singapore. She began her art practice in 2019, after a series of weaving journeys from 2014 to 2019 culminating in a 30-day weaving residency in Japan. An advocate of creative reuse and repurposing, Natalia co-creates with audiences using salvaged materials. Her art-making is centred around play, discovery, and empathy.

Date & Time

24 Jul 2022, Sun

3pm

Esplanade Rehearsal Studio

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