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In The Mood For Love – The Art of Stopping and Smelling the Roses

Posted by inspir3d on January 30, 2007

No one really knows when poems started appearing in the metro, underground and train stations all around the world. Some cognoscenti’s swear the first poems surfaced in Moscow during the mid eighties in the Electrozavodskaya in the Moscow underground. Others credit the British who once ran a crazy project simply called Poems in the London underground.

The idea was simple enough. Over a few experimental months, the London Arts Council and two poetry publishers would support some posters with poems to be read by commuters and exhausted shoppers, alongside adverts for duty free cigarettes, cars or holidays in Spain. The commentators were pretty vitriolic,

“Far-fetched if not preposterous….” said one.

“The exposure of an obscure and esoteric passion” wrote another.

But curiously, the public loved it. Now, the scattering of poetry about in public places has been adopted by mass transport systems in New York, Paris, Dublin, Tokyo, Shanghai, Moscow, and in capital cities in Scandinavia. Poems on the underground are now assumed to be part of the urban landscape, a model for primary school projects and a subject for Ph.Ds in media studies and semiology. Read the rest of this entry »

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Talking Cock in Parliament: IndigNation Videos

Posted by inspir3d on August 27, 2006

Knockout Comedy by Ruby Pan, Hossan Leong, Alex Au, Mr Brown & Mr Miyagi. Talking Cock in Parliament is officially reviewed here
Big thanks to SaltWetFish for making these videos available

Ruby Pan “Some English is More English Than Others”

Hossan Leong “A Short Concise History of Singapore”

Dr. Kirpal Singh “Making Babies”
Alex Au “Honourable Member for the super-sized 25-member GRC of Ang Mo Kio, Marine Parade and Tanjong Pa-Gay.”

Mr Brown & Mr Miyagi “We Are Singaporean”

 

 

 

 

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Afterthoughts On A “Political” Forum

Posted by inspir3d on August 19, 2006

“I recently attended, on 12/8/2006, a public discussion forum held at the Drama Centre, located in the National Library. This forum, entitles: “New Country, Old Constraints?”, was organised as a post-show discussion forum to Eleanor Wong’s play:“The Campaign To Confer The Public Service Star On JBJ” (what a mouthful!), which is one of the several plays staged for the Singapore Theatre Festival 2006.” …more (Free Thinker)

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Musings on the JBJ play and forum

Posted by inspir3d on August 15, 2006

Wayne Soon reviews his experience watching the play “The campaign to confer the public service star on JBJ” …more (Singapore Angle)

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Interview: Singapore Theatre Festival

Posted by inspir3d on August 12, 2006

An e-mail interview with Ken Kwek of the Straits Times by Dharmendra Yadav …more

Think Happiness

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Clown show from our state censors…

Posted by inspir3d on August 9, 2006

Well, at least we get to laugh at the clowns …read more

Yawning Bread

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Count on me Singapore…

Posted by inspir3d on August 9, 2006

Yahoo!!! We got ourselves another cartoonist!!! blinkingbrink starts a new blog with three nice cartoons …read more

drawing thinking minds

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The Singapore Political Play

Posted by inspir3d on August 8, 2006

Tan Tarn How on the above …read more

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‘Singapore Rebel’ saga ends after police issues ‘stern warning’

Posted by inspir3d on August 8, 2006

Update from Martyn See …read more

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Wordthief

Posted by inspir3d on August 5, 2006

“Wiggle. Small freedom, a little shake, a little twist. Why this limit of imagination?” …read more

Xenoboy

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Smile, Singapore!

Posted by inspir3d on July 30, 2006

A parody of the 4 million smiles campaign.

Original Source here

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National Days

Posted by inspir3d on July 26, 2006

As National Day draws near, Xenoboy feels that we should seek an alternative narrative in the Arts …read more

Source: Xenoboy

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