Time Present Time Past 台上·台下

Part of Singapore Art Week 2022

Situated on a temporal space at Prinsep Street, a time portal manifests as a traditional Chinese street opera stage to present new works by five artists who explore and examine this traditional performing art and its relevance in our contemporary society.

Programmes

Artist & Curator Talk
12 Jan, Wed, 8pm to 9pm
Live on DECK Facebook

Conversations with Artists
15 Jan, Sat, 1pm and 2pm
28 Jan, Fri, 5pm and 7pm
Register here

Artist-led Workshop by Mary Bernadette Lee
15 Jan, Sat, 3pm to 5pm
22 Jan, Sat, 3pm to 5pm
Register here

Wayang Wayang with Shuang Ming Feng
Hokkien Opera
15 Jan, Sat, 30-min sessions from 6pm to 8pm
Register here

On documenting Chinese Street Opera in Singapore:
Guided tour by Ken Cheong
16 Jan, Sun, 3pm to 4.30pm
22 Jan, Sat, 11am to 12.30pm
Register here

#BUILDECK: Build a permanent arts centre for photography

DECK is crowdfunding for Singapore’s first permanent arts centre for photography.
The total cost of DECK’s new building is SGD $6 million.

We are reminded daily that DECK was built on the collective support of many people and we hope you continue to share our vision for diversity in the arts. In this new phase of growth, we believe our community can help DECK claim a permanent space for the arts community by contributing to our building fund.

#BUILDECK with us at build.deck.sg
#BUYABRICK at donate.deck.sg
#BUILDECK through art with The Charity Collection

Buy a DECK x Artists Limited Edition Totebag

Contemplating Images: History and Theory of Photography

To inspire individuals to cultivate a continual contemplation and a deeper understanding of the exceptional complexities of photography, DECK presents, Contemplating Images: History and Theory of Photography. A photography course happening this October.

This course consists of 6 public lectures by DECK to promote insightful thought and further understanding of the photographic medium. Differing from the previous public lecture series on the history of photography, this new course consists a total of six individual lessons across three weeks and focuses upon significant critical ideas and philosophical concepts that are important to the theoretical understanding of the photographic medium.

 

Course insights:

(11st Oct) Lesson 1 Reality and the Mirrored World

Exploring the intimate relationship between the photographic medium and reality, as well as its capacity for realism, representation, and the ideal.

(14th Oct) Lesson 2 Knowledge and the Sphere of Truth

Discussing the epistemic properties associated with the photographic, the subsequent possibility of knowledge, the subjectivity and objectivity of images, and the medium’s extraordinary relationship with the sciences.

(18th Oct) Lesson 3 Movement and Storytelling

Investigating photography and its development into moving image, how the two mediums share and differ in conceptual perspectives, and how they both embody the capacity for narratives in their unique ways.

(21st Oct) Lesson 4 Abstraction and the Experimental Spirit

Focusing upon photography’s shift from realism into formal abstractions through discussing important theoretical frameworks that ground the premise of such change in aesthetics.

(25th Oct) Lesson 5 Colour and Poetic Progress

Surveying the photographic medium and its search for colour, through studying the different principles and examining the various experiments that led to the greater replication of our world through photographic images.

(28th Oct) Lesson 6 Meaning and Future Possibilities

Considering the conceptual framework and theoretical ideas that marked a shift in photographic practices in our contemporary age to include meaning and messages, as well as examines the many roles and functions of the medium in both our society and our individual lives today.

 

This course will be conducted by none other than speaker, Sebastian Mary Tay, an interdisciplinary artist and educator. Having graduated from The Glasgow School of Art with Master of Research and Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Fine Art, Sebastian’s works has been exhibited in the UK, Lithuania, Singapore, Malaysia, and China. Some exhibitions include ‘Something Above; Somewhere Beyond’ at FOST Gallery (solo exhibition, Singapore), Glasgow Open House Arts Festival (group exhibition, UK), Bus.Stop.Art (public installation, Singapore), ‘Sandstorm in an Hourglass’ (group exhibition, Singapore), ‘Utopia’ (group exhibition, UK), and The Society of Scottish Artists annual exhibitions.

Contemplating Images: History and Theory of Photography

To inspire individuals to cultivate a continual contemplation and a deeper understanding of the exceptional complexities of photography, DECK presents, Contemplating Images: History and Theory of Photography. A photography course happening this October.

This course consists of 6 public lectures by DECK to promote insightful thought and further understanding of the photographic medium. Differing from the previous public lecture series on the history of photography, this new course consists a total of six individual lessons across three weeks and focuses upon significant critical ideas and philosophical concepts that are important to the theoretical understanding of the photographic medium.

 

Course insights:

(11st Oct) Lesson 1 Reality and the Mirrored World

Exploring the intimate relationship between the photographic medium and reality, as well as its capacity for realism, representation, and the ideal.

(14th Oct) Lesson 2 Knowledge and the Sphere of Truth

Discussing the epistemic properties associated with the photographic, the subsequent possibility of knowledge, the subjectivity and objectivity of images, and the medium’s extraordinary relationship with the sciences.

(18th Oct) Lesson 3 Movement and Storytelling

Investigating photography and its development into moving image, how the two mediums share and differ in conceptual perspectives, and how they both embody the capacity for narratives in their unique ways.

(21st Oct) Lesson 4 Abstraction and the Experimental Spirit

Focusing upon photography’s shift from realism into formal abstractions through discussing important theoretical frameworks that ground the premise of such change in aesthetics.

(25th Oct) Lesson 5 Colour and Poetic Progress

Surveying the photographic medium and its search for colour, through studying the different principles and examining the various experiments that led to the greater replication of our world through photographic images.

(28th Oct) Lesson 6 Meaning and Future Possibilities

Considering the conceptual framework and theoretical ideas that marked a shift in photographic practices in our contemporary age to include meaning and messages, as well as examines the many roles and functions of the medium in both our society and our individual lives today.

 

This course will be conducted by none other than speaker, Sebastian Mary Tay, an interdisciplinary artist and educator. Having graduated from The Glasgow School of Art with Master of Research and Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Fine Art, Sebastian’s works has been exhibited in the UK, Lithuania, Singapore, Malaysia, and China. Some exhibitions include ‘Something Above; Somewhere Beyond’ at FOST Gallery (solo exhibition, Singapore), Glasgow Open House Arts Festival (group exhibition, UK), Bus.Stop.Art (public installation, Singapore), ‘Sandstorm in an Hourglass’ (group exhibition, Singapore), ‘Utopia’ (group exhibition, UK), and The Society of Scottish Artists annual exhibitions.

Contemplating Images: History and Theory of Photography

To inspire individuals to cultivate a continual contemplation and a deeper understanding of the exceptional complexities of photography, DECK presents, Contemplating Images: History and Theory of Photography. A photography course happening this October.

This course consists of 6 public lectures by DECK to promote insightful thought and further understanding of the photographic medium. Differing from the previous public lecture series on the history of photography, this new course consists a total of six individual lessons across three weeks and focuses upon significant critical ideas and philosophical concepts that are important to the theoretical understanding of the photographic medium.

 

Course insights:

(11st Oct) Lesson 1 Reality and the Mirrored World

Exploring the intimate relationship between the photographic medium and reality, as well as its capacity for realism, representation, and the ideal.

(14th Oct) Lesson 2 Knowledge and the Sphere of Truth

Discussing the epistemic properties associated with the photographic, the subsequent possibility of knowledge, the subjectivity and objectivity of images, and the medium’s extraordinary relationship with the sciences.

(18th Oct) Lesson 3 Movement and Storytelling

Investigating photography and its development into moving image, how the two mediums share and differ in conceptual perspectives, and how they both embody the capacity for narratives in their unique ways.

(21st Oct) Lesson 4 Abstraction and the Experimental Spirit

Focusing upon photography’s shift from realism into formal abstractions through discussing important theoretical frameworks that ground the premise of such change in aesthetics.

(25th Oct) Lesson 5 Colour and Poetic Progress

Surveying the photographic medium and its search for colour, through studying the different principles and examining the various experiments that led to the greater replication of our world through photographic images.

(28th Oct) Lesson 6 Meaning and Future Possibilities

Considering the conceptual framework and theoretical ideas that marked a shift in photographic practices in our contemporary age to include meaning and messages, as well as examines the many roles and functions of the medium in both our society and our individual lives today.

 

This course will be conducted by none other than speaker, Sebastian Mary Tay, an interdisciplinary artist and educator. Having graduated from The Glasgow School of Art with Master of Research and Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Fine Art, Sebastian’s works has been exhibited in the UK, Lithuania, Singapore, Malaysia, and China. Some exhibitions include ‘Something Above; Somewhere Beyond’ at FOST Gallery (solo exhibition, Singapore), Glasgow Open House Arts Festival (group exhibition, UK), Bus.Stop.Art (public installation, Singapore), ‘Sandstorm in an Hourglass’ (group exhibition, Singapore), ‘Utopia’ (group exhibition, UK), and The Society of Scottish Artists annual exhibitions.

Contemplating Images: History and Theory of Photography

To inspire individuals to cultivate a continual contemplation and a deeper understanding of the exceptional complexities of photography, DECK presents, Contemplating Images: History and Theory of Photography. A photography course happening this October.

This course consists of 6 public lectures by DECK to promote insightful thought and further understanding of the photographic medium. Differing from the previous public lecture series on the history of photography, this new course consists a total of six individual lessons across three weeks and focuses upon significant critical ideas and philosophical concepts that are important to the theoretical understanding of the photographic medium.

 

Course insights:

(11st Oct) Lesson 1 Reality and the Mirrored World

Exploring the intimate relationship between the photographic medium and reality, as well as its capacity for realism, representation, and the ideal.

(14th Oct) Lesson 2 Knowledge and the Sphere of Truth

Discussing the epistemic properties associated with the photographic, the subsequent possibility of knowledge, the subjectivity and objectivity of images, and the medium’s extraordinary relationship with the sciences.

(18th Oct) Lesson 3 Movement and Storytelling

Investigating photography and its development into moving image, how the two mediums share and differ in conceptual perspectives, and how they both embody the capacity for narratives in their unique ways.

(21st Oct) Lesson 4 Abstraction and the Experimental Spirit

Focusing upon photography’s shift from realism into formal abstractions through discussing important theoretical frameworks that ground the premise of such change in aesthetics.

(25th Oct) Lesson 5 Colour and Poetic Progress

Surveying the photographic medium and its search for colour, through studying the different principles and examining the various experiments that led to the greater replication of our world through photographic images.

(28th Oct) Lesson 6 Meaning and Future Possibilities

Considering the conceptual framework and theoretical ideas that marked a shift in photographic practices in our contemporary age to include meaning and messages, as well as examines the many roles and functions of the medium in both our society and our individual lives today.

 

This course will be conducted by none other than speaker, Sebastian Mary Tay, an interdisciplinary artist and educator. Having graduated from The Glasgow School of Art with Master of Research and Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Fine Art, Sebastian’s works has been exhibited in the UK, Lithuania, Singapore, Malaysia, and China. Some exhibitions include ‘Something Above; Somewhere Beyond’ at FOST Gallery (solo exhibition, Singapore), Glasgow Open House Arts Festival (group exhibition, UK), Bus.Stop.Art (public installation, Singapore), ‘Sandstorm in an Hourglass’ (group exhibition, Singapore), ‘Utopia’ (group exhibition, UK), and The Society of Scottish Artists annual exhibitions.

Contemplating Images: History and Theory of Photography

To inspire individuals to cultivate a continual contemplation and a deeper understanding of the exceptional complexities of photography, DECK presents, Contemplating Images: History and Theory of Photography. A photography course happening this October.

This course consists of 6 public lectures by DECK to promote insightful thought and further understanding of the photographic medium. Differing from the previous public lecture series on the history of photography, this new course consists a total of six individual lessons across three weeks and focuses upon significant critical ideas and philosophical concepts that are important to the theoretical understanding of the photographic medium.

 

Course insights:

(11st Oct) Lesson 1 Reality and the Mirrored World

Exploring the intimate relationship between the photographic medium and reality, as well as its capacity for realism, representation, and the ideal.

(14th Oct) Lesson 2 Knowledge and the Sphere of Truth

Discussing the epistemic properties associated with the photographic, the subsequent possibility of knowledge, the subjectivity and objectivity of images, and the medium’s extraordinary relationship with the sciences.

(18th Oct) Lesson 3 Movement and Storytelling

Investigating photography and its development into moving image, how the two mediums share and differ in conceptual perspectives, and how they both embody the capacity for narratives in their unique ways.

(21st Oct) Lesson 4 Abstraction and the Experimental Spirit

Focusing upon photography’s shift from realism into formal abstractions through discussing important theoretical frameworks that ground the premise of such change in aesthetics.

(25th Oct) Lesson 5 Colour and Poetic Progress

Surveying the photographic medium and its search for colour, through studying the different principles and examining the various experiments that led to the greater replication of our world through photographic images.

(28th Oct) Lesson 6 Meaning and Future Possibilities

Considering the conceptual framework and theoretical ideas that marked a shift in photographic practices in our contemporary age to include meaning and messages, as well as examines the many roles and functions of the medium in both our society and our individual lives today.

 

This course will be conducted by none other than speaker, Sebastian Mary Tay, an interdisciplinary artist and educator. Having graduated from The Glasgow School of Art with Master of Research and Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Fine Art, Sebastian’s works has been exhibited in the UK, Lithuania, Singapore, Malaysia, and China. Some exhibitions include ‘Something Above; Somewhere Beyond’ at FOST Gallery (solo exhibition, Singapore), Glasgow Open House Arts Festival (group exhibition, UK), Bus.Stop.Art (public installation, Singapore), ‘Sandstorm in an Hourglass’ (group exhibition, Singapore), ‘Utopia’ (group exhibition, UK), and The Society of Scottish Artists annual exhibitions.

Contemplating Images: History and Theory of Photography

To inspire individuals to cultivate a continual contemplation and a deeper understanding of the exceptional complexities of photography, DECK presents, Contemplating Images: History and Theory of Photography. A photography course happening this October.

This course consists of 6 public lectures by DECK to promote insightful thought and further understanding of the photographic medium. Differing from the previous public lecture series on the history of photography, this new course consists a total of six individual lessons across three weeks and focuses upon significant critical ideas and philosophical concepts that are important to the theoretical understanding of the photographic medium.

 

Course insights:

(11st Oct) Lesson 1 Reality and the Mirrored World

Exploring the intimate relationship between the photographic medium and reality, as well as its capacity for realism, representation, and the ideal.

(14th Oct) Lesson 2 Knowledge and the Sphere of Truth

Discussing the epistemic properties associated with the photographic, the subsequent possibility of knowledge, the subjectivity and objectivity of images, and the medium’s extraordinary relationship with the sciences.

(18th Oct) Lesson 3 Movement and Storytelling

Investigating photography and its development into moving image, how the two mediums share and differ in conceptual perspectives, and how they both embody the capacity for narratives in their unique ways.

(21st Oct) Lesson 4 Abstraction and the Experimental Spirit

Focusing upon photography’s shift from realism into formal abstractions through discussing important theoretical frameworks that ground the premise of such change in aesthetics.

(25th Oct) Lesson 5 Colour and Poetic Progress

Surveying the photographic medium and its search for colour, through studying the different principles and examining the various experiments that led to the greater replication of our world through photographic images.

(28th Oct) Lesson 6 Meaning and Future Possibilities

Considering the conceptual framework and theoretical ideas that marked a shift in photographic practices in our contemporary age to include meaning and messages, as well as examines the many roles and functions of the medium in both our society and our individual lives today.

 

This course will be conducted by none other than speaker, Sebastian Mary Tay, an interdisciplinary artist and educator. Having graduated from The Glasgow School of Art with Master of Research and Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Fine Art, Sebastian’s works has been exhibited in the UK, Lithuania, Singapore, Malaysia, and China. Some exhibitions include ‘Something Above; Somewhere Beyond’ at FOST Gallery (solo exhibition, Singapore), Glasgow Open House Arts Festival (group exhibition, UK), Bus.Stop.Art (public installation, Singapore), ‘Sandstorm in an Hourglass’ (group exhibition, Singapore), ‘Utopia’ (group exhibition, UK), and The Society of Scottish Artists annual exhibitions.

A Studio of Own’s Own S2 E8: Dinh Q. Lê

The final episode of A Studio of One’s Own premieres 30th September!

Rounding up on a fantastic note in this 8th episode, we will be speaking to Dinh Q. Lê, a world-renowned Vietnamese American multimedia artist. Dinh Q. Lê, best known for his weaving fabrications, has exhibited internationally across many different countries. Many of his works centres around the concept of Memory and its interrelation to the Now.

A Studio of One’s Own is a series of online dialogue sessions that seek to reach out internationally to the quiet voices of Southeast Asia, catching up on their changing creative routines having been confined to their own home space. In casual conversation with DECK, the invited artists speak about their adaptation to the inevitable changing circumstances whilst sustaining their artistic practice.

With the second season of A Studio of One’s Own, led by guest curator John Tung, we continue to bring the community closer through another exciting series of conversations with 8 artists from Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.

Tune in to the final conversation this season 2 – LIVE on DECK’s Facebook page.
30th September, 8PM.
Q&A opens at the end of every episode.
A Studio of One’s Own is a free event, support DECK in our Building Fund here.