Highlights include a new show by visual artist Robert Zhao and rare shorts at the Asian Film Symposium
We love leftfield art programs in small doses and this year's Septfest, The Substation's annual show featuring the works of contemporary local artists who are pushing the boundaries in visual arts, film, theater and music, is one of their strongest yet.
Award-winning visual artist Rober Zhao will reveal more of his haunting photographs of nature and its relationship with various lifeforms at his new photo show The Tree That Fell, while dancers Daniel Kok and Luke George combine Japanese rope art (!) with titillating costumes in the provocatively-title Bunny.
Other edgy offerings: rare, little-seen films culled from all over Asia at the Asian Film Symposium, performances by local bands Plain Sunset, Typewriter and The Oddfellows, and a symposium addressing the state of the local art scene, with guest speakers like Alfian Sa'at and artist Debbie Ding.
That's not all: there will also be special souvenirs up for grabs, including vinyl stickers by controversial street artist SKLO aka Samantha Lo, whose latest works are based on the themes independence and opportunity.