SAF here and gone

SAF elevations skyline2

Just a quick follow-up on the interesting and somewhat spectral phenomenon that was the Singapore Arts Festival Village 2011. As mentioned below, the project was a dream-like tent city that was built in Esplanade Park to house the various programs and performances of the Festival. It was designed as a meandering skin of the informal scaffolding seen in many of Singapore’s more humble construction sites. Posts of bitangor timber were lashed to cover a “village” of irregular forms–memory figures, in fact–which were then canvased internally and lit. A large floor of old timber battens was placed above the grass, and a strange kind of urbanism presented itself for a month: too formal to be an event tentage, and yet not finished to the standard that Singapore expects of its public spaces. A kind of shanty for the arts. You can see the overall elevation above, and some images from the built result below.

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The SAF Village provoked some interesting reactions, in particular from a number of Singaporean artists who felt that its appearance and semi-formalized aspect had a kind of surreal effect. Of course, we were happy to hear this. The Village was also described in the September issue of Monocle Magazine.

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