3 - 4 August 2023

Nanyang academy of fine arts


Now in its fourth edition, our hybrid Forum includes livestreamed presentations, performances, and dialogue to inspire an exploration of Southeast Asian arts and its discourses; facilitating an exchange of knowledge from the community to the classroom and vice versa.

14:00 - 14:10 Opening Address

Bridget Tracy Tan

14:10 – 14:35 Presentation

Rediscovering our roots : Ancestral wisdom and indigenous traditions

Rivers, Rituals, and Ruai: A Cosmology of CareWen Di Sia

14:40 - 15:05 Performance

Craft and mythmaking in an increasingly automated global narrative

Jala lan Jana: The Everlasting DanceFlying Balloons Puppet

15:10 - 15:35 Presentation

Rediscovering our roots : From questions to catalyst for regeneration

Reading Archives: Camphor TreeAliansyah Caniago

15:35 - 16:00 Presentation

Opening Reception

Interactive SessionA Sông Art Club

16:00 – onwards Video on Demand

Themes and highlights: Re-thingking the "why": Could the past hold the key to our future?


Shuchita Kapur

Reading Archives: Camphor Tree (video documentation)

Aliansyah Caniago

On Ecological Struggle and Solidarity

Struggles for Sovereignty

14:00 - 14:05 Day 2 Opening Remarks
14:05 - 14:30 Presentation

Beyond four walls: Re-thinking place, space, and forms in contemporary practices

On the (non)physicality of spaceBa-Bau Art Collective

14:35 - 15:05 Presentation

Coding new modes of practice : cultural preservation across borders

The Making and Consumption of Spring Roll - Through a Lens of Migration and Cultural PreservationA Sông Art Club

15:10 - 16:30 Dialogue session

What are some challenges hindering the attempts in transforming our patterns of consumption and production?

16:30 - 16:35 Closing remarks

16:35 – onwards Video on Demand

Themes and highlights: Re-thinking the "why" : From ego-centric to bio-centric

Museum of Climate Memory

Razcel Jan Salvarita

The Ghost of Rain: Petrichor in the Arts

Catherine Sarah Young

Both Dead and Alive

Syahmin Huda Binte Yusman