I forgot to mention something in yesterday's article about The Kula Ring exhibition. It's being accompanied by several live events:
Activating the Archive
18 to 20 August at 6:30pm
26 and 27 August at 7:30pm
1 to 3 September at 7:30pm and 9pm
4 September at 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm
This the same thing we saw at the opening: an actor reading aloud a couple of pages from the Archive of Future Commons, i.e. the mini-library that Post-Museum has assembled.
Reynier Leyva Novo
Return to Nature
20 August at 11pm
Novo's a Cuban artist who's carrying out a pretty remarkable project: My Mother is the Rest of the World involves the scattering of portions of his mother's ashes in different locations across the globe, incuding Weimar and now Singapore, with one portion being returned to the soil of Cuba with each ritual. He claims he's making reference to our common Earth Mother in doing this (and I sure hope his mum would understand, because my mum wouldn't.)
Anyway, his ritual will take place directly after the final performance of LGB tomorrow night. I don't think I'll be able to make it, which peeves me.
It'll probably happen outdoors, which will give the LGB Society of Mind some space to bump out. :)
Recipe Sharing Cook-in
Venue to be confirmed
28 August, 12 to 5pm
I might be able to make it for this! It's being performed in conjunction with Roslisham (aka Ise)'s Langkasuka Cookbook Project, which excavates Kelantanese culture through the revival of its food culture and recipes. For instance, the work on display at The Kula Ring is Langkasuka cookbook (nasi kerabu), which refers to a herbed rice dyed with the colour of blue pea blossoms.
Rather than a performance, he's carrying out intimate workshops where he'll share his recipes. That's why this isn't being held at 72:13: we need a proper kitchen to turn up the heat. Participants of all skill sets are welcome to join. Even if you're the kind of person who might set the house on fire while making ice kosong.