SIFA: Director ONG KENG SEN on ‘The Incredible Adventures of Border Crossers’

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Commissioned for the opening of Singapour en France – le festival at Palais de Tokyo in Paris in March 2015, Ong Keng Sen creates The Incredible Adventures of Border Crossers, a new performance forged in collaboration with creative talents specialising in design, photography, video and sound (Chris Lee of Asylum, Reckless Ericka, Francis Ng, Brian Gothong Tan, Kaffe Matthews).

It tells a story of past-present-future through the voices of border crossers. Real-life border crossers who have never acted before (from Europe, the Americas, and the Asia-Pacific) are invited to be performers in this piece. Sharing their everyday stories as incredible adventures, they inhabit the installation – singing, dancing, and invoking pioneer travellers who were captured by the Lee Brothers Studio in Singapore, a unique photo salon, in 1910.

Unlike theatre, this is a performance that’s at once installation, karaoke and fashion runway. The Incredible Adventures of Border Crossers is a stunning combination of music, visual culture, live video, fashion, documentary and performance that envisions communications in a not-so-distant future megapolis, amidst a heterotopia of individuals.

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Catch it on September 17th, 18th & 19th 2015 @ National Museum of Singapore 6:30 pm onwards.. & u can also catch the Paris performance (March 2015) from 7 pm to 10 pm on the very same 3 nights at the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station- on the same ticket price..!

Come Singapore..! Its an audio visual treat you don’t want to miss..!!!