Materiality, Communication, Exchange: The Boundless Energy of R.I.T.E.S #8 Performance

An old post but seen with new eyes. Still love writing about performance.

Rooted In The Ephemeral Speak

by Nathalie Johnston

The 8th installment of the R.I.T.E.S. International Performance event was held on a cool November evening at the Post Museum in Little India, Singapore. Rooted in the Ephemeral Speak upholds communication across international boundaries, rendering differences obsolete when it comes to artistic expression. It is no wonder that so many were in attendance on Friday November 5th, 2010 to catch a glimpse of artists from all over the world. The event opened with Lee Wen, a highly regarded performance artist himself, hailing from Singapore, singing an acoustic version of “Get Together” – an appropriate beginning to a meaningful event.

Thai artist Jittima Pholsawek first took the floor at 8 pm sharp. The creator of Womanifesto and a regular participant in Thailand’s Asiatopia, her experience is far-reaching and wide-ranging. Growing up in Thailand, Jittima, like many others in greater Southeast Asia, was raised with a…

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