Absolutism, Action, Alteration, Anti-Performance, Artistic Autonomy, Baby Elephant, Bare Essentials, Change, Collaboration with Institutions, Complexity, Computer Programme, Conceptualism, Creative Solutions to Possible Problems, Critical Awareness, Delay, Discovery, Document, Durian, Entertain the Possible, Error, Esplanade, Failure, Formless, Gap, Graduation Project, Gravity, Identity Politics, In-Between, Indirectness, Influences, Intervention, Invisibility, Kuo Pao Kun, Liminal Spaces, Materiality, Merlion, Minimalism, Mistake, Multiculturalism, No Characters, No Narrative, No Plot, No Script, Operation, Personal Choices, Preparation, Process, Production, Quit Smoking, Relinquishing Control, Research, Resistance, Self-Actualisation, Self-Critique, Self-Questioning, Social Engagement, Social Engineering, Technical Adeptness, The Unknown, Theatre Training, Time, Transformation, Treatment,
Lim Tzay Chuen designs and constructs ‘alterations’, ‘gaps’, or ‘delays’ that affect the status quo of our behaviours and perceptions. He produces interventions that are typically ‘discovered’ rather than ‘exhibited’. Lim’s works are the result of an intricate but collaborative venture with specific organisations. In the past, Lim sometimes described his work as trying to get institutions to ‘entertain the possible’. He now talks about offering ‘creative solutions’ to ‘possible problems’.
Lim Tzay Chuen is the graduation project of the pioneer class of the Theatre Training and Research programme, a 3-year, full-time, professional actor training programme which immerses students in four Asian classic theatre systems while also using modern actor training techniques from the West. Informed by the unique experience of contemporary theatre in Singapore from 1965, and inspired by the artistic vision of the late Kuo Pao Kun, this multicultural programme aspires to nurture highly skilled, technically adept, critically aware, socially engaged, and artistically autonomous actors, capable of contributing imaginatively to the theatre-making process.
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