This Placement is a site-specific work, which brings artists and audiences together to examine and explore the architecture of home. Gathering inspiration from Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities and Kuo Pao Kun’s Descendants of the Eunuch Admiral, it discovers that for a city to remain a home, one has to travel away, to reinforce its ideals, making the idea of home even more vivid. With the charismatic Former Geylang Fire Station as the point of confluence, artists and audience will create a micro-city to explore their displacement through collaborative work, promising to redefine the theatrical experience. This Placement is proud to be part of Kuo Pao Kun Festival 2012.
Conceived and directed by Irfan Kasban
In collaboration with an ensemble of performers including Yuhui Ng-Rodriguez.
Presented by Teater Ekamatra
27-29 September 2012, 8pm
Former Geylang Fire Station
"the triumph of the work was something no one could have predicted: on Thursday night, almost as if it had been written into the script, the heavens broke and it began to pour halfway through the performance. Sticky with rain, the performers sketched out blueprints to their homes on the tarmac of the fire station in chalk, an exercise in futility." - Straits Times Life!