What to expect for 2024
度 Transcendence & 渡 Crossing
Labyrinth & Minotaur
The Proust Moment & The Puzzle
Open Score 1 & 2
Reap The Day & Night Wrath
Physical Experience (Tickets)
RawGround 24: A vignette of 12 films, features original research, performances and recordings by Andy Lee (Hong Kong), Paul Gong (Taiwan), RJ Thomson & Dudendance (Singapore/U.K.), Junhong Mclntosh-Lee (Canada), Jenni Large (Australia) and Matthew Goh (Singapore).
Six talented artists unite to present twelve incredible films inspired by the theme, Breathing – The Movement of Space.
RawGround invites you on a journey, exploring the intricate world where cityscapes seem to wrap around us in the fast flow of modern life. This is more than just watching – it’s about diving deep into how we navigate the ever-changing city while staying true to ourselves. Our memories and senses become guides, leading us through this exciting adventure. As we ponder the beauty of life, RawGround stands as a platform for transformation.
Concept Development Dialogue: Make It Mythic: A Creative Exercise
by RJ Thomson (Singapore/U.K.)
Artist, Curator and Design Director, Neon
Myths have inspired artists since ancient times and across countless cultures and contexts.
In this session, participants will learn about some of the most remarkable ways in which artists have used myths to inform and structure their work. Rupert will share a simple step-by-step process to help participants formulate an interesting myth-inspired structure for a new work of their own. This is both a playful exercise to explore new ideas, and a functional approach to initiating new project concepts.
Suitable for: Age 15 years and above, with interest in dance and theatre-making
Sound Workshop: Removing Control in the Artistic Process
by Junhong McIntosh-Lee (Canada)
Audio Artist, Composer and Musician
This workshop will explore ways in which removing direct control from the artistic process can act as a powerful tool. Throughout the workshop, different techniques will be explored within the context of digital music production. Starting with full removal of most artist inputs, elements of artistic creation will be added throughout a selection of examples.
The workshop will focus on two main methods, randomness, and exogenous inputs. Random inputs will be explored as a method of adding unpredictability to a piece, while also providing an interesting look at the core elements of the work that remain. Exogenous inputs will be explored briefly as they relate more closely to the work being shown. While this workshop primarily focus on applications within the realm of music and audio production, the ideas discussed should be applicable to any artistic discipline.
Suitable for: Age 15 years and above, with interest in exploration
Movement Workshop: Danceless Body Exploration
by Andy Lee (Hong Kong)
Artist & Choreographer
Using the idea from the danceless concept and simple task-based exercises to focus on how to move the body with imagination ,and build up the performative. The workshop aims to help participants explore the limitations and possibility of their own body.
Suitable for: 18+ years with interest on body/movement exploration
Artist Dialogue: Speculative Human Body Workshop
by Paul Gong (Taiwan)
Speculative Designer, Curator and Design Educator
In addition to introducing speculative design thinking, the artist will also share the thoughts and creative process behind the participation in RawGround's project 'The Sixth Sense Project.' Finally, it will lead participants in imagining various possibilities for the future of the human body.
Suitable for: Age 15 years and above with interest in design and visual art
Dialogue & Movement Workshop: Intentional Randomness - Exploring deliberate action & unpredictability
by Matthew Goh (Singapore)
Movement Practitioner and Educator
How do we navigate the elusiveness of artmaking?
In this session, Matthew will discuss his "intimate relationship" with conceptualising a work and conduct movement explorations that helped reposition his perspective when facing uncertainty in the creative process. As he shares his viewpoints, participants are encouraged to contribute their thoughts, ideas, and feelings (contextually or physically) about artmaking. Concluding with a collective of creative processes that we can relate to, borrow, or learn from each other.
Suitable for: 16+ years with basic movement experience
Movement Workshop : Vampires - A Dance of Defiance
by Jenni Large (Australia)
Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher
This workshop will offer a brief introduction into Jenni’s practice, focusing on research surrounding vampiric culture and how this informs movement and performance quality.
Participants will be guided in an improvisation and follow along format to investigate ‘vampiric’ movement qualities. Against the background of specific soundscapes (designed by Anna Whitaker) which incite rhythmic and theatrical responses, participants will explore how the body can be defiant through slow motion, stillness, effort and rhythm.
Suitable for: 16+ years with dance experience