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Insomnia 48 is a non-stop 48-hour event of performance, clubbing, music, happenings, videos, installations, ateliers, workshops and social interactions. The audience is invited to join the completely free event from Friday 8 pm to Sunday 8 pm.
Insomnia 48 also happens to be the opening event of SENI! Make the Arts House your new home for 48 hours, dream new dreams, and be part of a bold, relaxed community.
As the hours unfold, the myriad colours shift from fashion to hard-core tattoo artists — Jogjakarta’s Venza and The House of Natural Fibre — who generate soundscapes through electromagnetic waves while tattooing (not for the faint-hearted!).
Come midnight, visit the eerie video retrospective of Chiang Mai’s Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook who reads to corpses in mortuaries. As the first rays of sunlight appear, the video exhibition will fade away.
Make your own music videos with Singapore’s very own Kill Your Television! Record your own song or choose from a template of indie music. You will be taught how to sing the songs, then you will be filmed in your fantasy environment. Chill out in the early morning hours to your own music video.
Stumble into a river cruise or yoga at six in the morning, and be rewarded at breakfast with nasi lemak and steaming hot coffee.
Follow special guests from Jogjakarta, Teater Garasi/Jompet, as they end their trilogy of performances in the sunset.
At 8 pm on Sunday, join all artists for the Insomnia Banquet by the Singapore River with Bandung’s video and sound artists Biosampler who not only creates total environments, but also makes very cool music videos.
Everybody is invited.
Occupy the Arts House — it is your house for 48 hours. For once, the public is king in Insomnia 48.
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