O/AURAL WAVES Spirited Words


Spirited Words

From the ancient era to modern times, spirits, superstition and the supernatural have long been a part of the human narrative. As we explore the perceived differences between cultures and their predominant religions, the lines that separate them begin to blur.

What is it to believe versus our beliefs?

Date: 13 – 22 Mar 2020

Various timings.

Location: Gallery II, The Arts House

Performance: $10
Exhibition: Free


For Arts House Limited / Textures: A Weekend of Words

O/AURAL WAVES - SPIRITED WORDS bring you on a visual and audio journey where we explore our notions of religion, culture and spirituality - stories and sounds that came before, are present and go beyond our shores.

This edition at Textures 2020 sees storyteller Kamini Ramachandranand inter-disciplinary sound artist Jean Ferry delve into the works of Catherine Lim and Verena Tay, to present an original and newly devised installation and performance that merges storytelling, theatre and live foley.

A "silent" experience, wireless headphones are required and provided. As such, please be advised to be present at least 15mins before each session. Subtitling is not available.

Tickets: https://oauralwaves.peatix.com
Venue: Gallery II, The Arts House at The Old Parliament

Fri 13 March - 9pm
Sat 14 March - 6:30pm & 8:30pm
Sun 15 March - 5pm
Fri 20 March - 7:30pm & 9pm
Sat 21 March - 7.30pm & 9pm

Admission for adults ages 16 years and above.
30-mins, no intermission

13 - 15 March
Fri & Sat: 10am - 10pm
Sun 10am: 8pm

16 - 22 March
Mon - Thu & Sun: 12pm - 8pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm - 10pm

Admission for patrons age 10 years and above.
Exhibition closes 30-mins before each performance.

Featured Texts From:
Spectre- Stories from Dark to Light by Verena Tay (Math Paper Press
The Living and The Dead by Catherine Lim (Marshall Cavendish Editions)
Black Panther by Wong Koi Tet (City Book Room)
Foretelling Doom by Elancharan Gunasekaran (Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) )
S(7310014) by Aisyah Lyana (Unggun Creative)

Title: The Gravedigger
Publication: Spectre - Stories from Dark to Light
Author: Verena Tay
Publisher: Math Paper Press

Title: The Footprints of Love
Publication: The Loving and The Dead
Author: Catherine Lim
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Editions

Title: Marriage
Publication: The Loving and The Dead
Author: Catherine Lim
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Editions

Titles: Broken; The Land; Walls; The Doll
Publication: SPECTRE - Stories from Dark to Light
Author: Verena Tay
Publisher: Math Paper Press

Chinese text
English Title: Black Panther 
Original Title:《豹变》 / 黄凯德 
Author: Wong Koi Tet
Publisher: City Book Room
Translation by: Hong Xinyi, Lee Chee Keng and Tina Sim. Translated as part of Translator's Lab 2015, co-organised by The Select Centre and Writers' Centre Norwich
Chinese narrator: Ric Liu
English narrator: Kamini Ramachandran

Tamil text
English Title: Foretelling Doom
Original Title முன்னுரைப்பு
First Publication: Journeys Ticket Book Anthology (Tamil anthology)
Author: Elancharan Gunasekaran
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Pte Ltd
Translation by: Elancharan Gunasekaran
Tamil narrator: Rohshini Thiagarajan
English narrator: Kamini Ramachandran

Malay text
English Title: S(730014)
Original Title: S(730014)
Publication: Lukah Di Pergentingan - Antologi Cerpen Nyala Jilid 2
Author: Aisyah Lyana
Publisher: Unggun Creative
Translation by: Aisyah Lyana
Malay narrator: Irfan Kasban
English narrator: Kamini Ramachandran


This programme is part of Textures 2020: A Weekend with Words

The third edition of the festival will take on the theme “These Storied Walls”. First launched in 2018, Textures is an annual literary festival celebrating Singapore literature and the community that drives it. Engage your senses at this homegrown festival and gain a deeper appreciation for our literary works with the wide range of performances, workshops & installations. 

For more information, visit https://www.theartshouse.sg/whats-on/oaural-waves-spirited-words.