Wildest Dreams: Stories Adapted from Singa-Pura-Pura

Commissioned by Arts House Limited for TEXTURES 2022

Date: 4 Mar – 3 Apr 2022

Arrive at a make-believe world that’s so real it might be true.

The shadow takes on a life of its own; a tiger leaves bloody breadcrumbs; the old man obsesses over digits; seven seeds are packed for another planet. Listen to short stories set in Singapore where the truth is wilder than fiction.

Storyteller Kamini Ramachandran retells extracts of published stories that glimpse into the might-be, unleashed by your imagination. Each retelling invites audiences to experience and savour the spec-fic text through the spoken word.

Presented as a series of four storytelling videos, adapted from the Malay speculative fiction collection Singa-Pura-Pura edited by Nazry Bahrawi (Singapore: Ethos Books, 2021).


Featured short stories:

Transgression” by Diana Rahim

Tujuh” by Nazry Bahrawi

Gold, Paper and Bare Bones” by Farihan Bahron

The End” by nor


Adapted and Performed by Kamini Ramachandran

Filmed and Edited by Zane Lee

Original Artwork by Muhammad Izdi

Design by Zane Lee

Production Assistance by Oscar Larrea Guija


Related Programme: Make Your Own Gunungan Workshop by Muhammad Izdi


Commissioned by Arts House Limited for TEXTURES 2022