Esplanade Presents

Music | Film | Talk

Playing and Becoming by Mark Chua & Lam Li Shuen


29 May 2024, Wed, 8pm

1hr 30mins

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Rehearsal Studio

Free, registration is required

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Participatory modes of expanded cinema performances are the focus of Mark Chua and Lam Li Shuen’s residency period.


Playing and Becoming is a performance-talk centered around such a participatory mode of live film creation. It explores this as an event of collective action and knowledge circulation, that fosters the potential of multiplicities through image and sound creation.


Meeting Point: Please meet at the Esplanade Box Office and Visitor Centre (Mezzanine Level) for admission to this programme as the public entrance to the Rehearsal Studio via the Theatre Studio is temporarily closed.


Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the programme.

Admission Age:
6 and above.
Language: English
Things to Note:
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Artist Information

Mark Chua & Lam Li Shuen

Mark Chua and Lam Li Shuen are a Singaporean filmmaker and artist duo. Working between image and sound, their works often employs absurdist imagery, thinking on place, histories, and the peculiarity of human desire. Their films have screened at international film festivals including the International Film Festival Rotterdam (2023), New Directors/New Films (2023) and BFI London Film Festival (2021). Their short film The Cup received the First Prize (Moving Images) in the Julius Baer Next Generation Art Prize of 2021. They have presented sound work and audiovisual performances at the Kunstraum Walcheturm, ArtScience Museum and National Museum of Singapore. They have also released multiple albums as the art rock duo ARE.

Date & Time

29 May 2024, Wed


Esplanade Rehearsal Studio

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