The News: Issue 47

Published on 19 July 2016

TEXT BY Pamela Ho & Jo Tan

Waiting to Exhale

Archifest 2016’s pavilion design winner to create psychedelic ‘breathing space’ in city.

Into its 10th year, Archifest — an annual festival initiated by the Singapore Institute of Architects to celebrate architecture and design in the city — chooses ‘Exhale’ as its 2016 theme to explore ways of creating ‘breathing spaces’ in our built environment. The winning design for the Archifest 2016 Pavilion Design Competition — titled ‘RGB Pavilion’ by a team from DP Architects — impressed the jury with its smart zero-waste approach. Composed entirely of construction-site materials, the Technicolor urban sculpture plays on the interaction of multiple primary colour layers that overlap to create a vivacious, psychedelic pavilion. This temporary structure and pop-up event space will be built at Raffles Place Park, and open to the public from 23 September to 9 October.

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Game On!

Singapore-minted digital game to be available on global market. 

Home-grown digital game, Masquerada: Songs and Shadows, will soon be available to play, as it launches on PC and Mac in August. Created by Singapore game developers Witching Hour Studios, this project, which incorporates a storyline involving magic and civil war, is set in a Venetian-inspired fantasy city, with art influenced by the colours of French comic books. Players follow the Inspettore, Cicero Gavar, as he solves a kidnapping that will shake up the foundations of the city. This game has been highly anticipated in international gaming circles, with publications featuring it among the best upcoming independent games. Masquerada will also be available on PlayStation from early next year.

Train Spotting

Call for applicants to sign up for a six-month attachment in the arts sector. 

Interested in being a part of Singapore’s vibrant arts and culture landscape, but don’t know where to start? The Nanyang Technological University Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (NTU CCA) runs an ongoing Young Professional Trainee (YPT) Programme, a professional development initiative targeted at recent university graduates from Singapore interested in gaining experience in the arts sector. A six-month stint with monthly remuneration, the YPT Programme offers individuals hands-on experience in various aspects of exhibition-making, programming and project management. There will also be an opportunity to work on residencies programmes under the mentorship of NTU CCA staff. There is no closing date for applications.

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