Catch short films, a virtual exhibition and more as The Substation takes its newest arts festival online

Following the completion of its extensive A Public Square programme which saw plenty of quirky events and activities, independent contemporary arts centre The Substation is now ready to launch its first programme of the 2020/2021 season. Led by none other than its two new artistic directors Raka Maitra and Woon Tien Wei, be prepared to witness a brand new arts festival titled Coming Home.

Originally planned as a three-day weekend programme, the festival has gone virtual no doubt due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. But not reduced and only transformed, easily access all the complimentary digital programmes as the arts venue is inviting allies, artists and creatives whose lives have been touched by them to aptly “come home”.

First, find an online exhibition starting Jun 26 that showcases works by artists of the Associate Artist Programme, some of whom are even in the midst of working with The Substation to develop new commissioned works. Find creations by Lina Yu and Ramith Ramesh who will soon be creating a piece that explores the notion of stereotypes and fluidity of culture in a globalised world.

Then, on Jun 27, check out Theatre Triple Bill, a series of short films which are directed and produced by Singaporean filmmaker Russell Morton. Adapted from three theatrical works, expect to enjoy Lina Yu’s The Ecosystem, a documentation of a cross-border Kutiyattam performance by Ramith Ramesh in a blackbox, and even a collaborative post-production which offers Morton’s conceptual piece based on pre-recorded footages featuring actress Wendy Toh and sound bites provided by Zelda Tatiana Ng.

Finally, don’t miss out on an insightful discussion that is the Reel Roundtable on Jun 28 where independent players of the Singapore film industry come together to offer sustainable solutions on how each sector can support independent filmmakers.

All happening via a Zoom Webinar, admission to the events are completely free but open only to registered guests. So if you’re interested, be quick to register your attendance here. With The Substation’s new leaders and latest season taking place in an increasingly digital world, we can’t wait to see what else is in store for us.

More information on Coming Home by The Substation available here.