Performing Arts x Tech Lab Industry Sharing


Date: Friday, 5 April to 13 April 2024
Time: Various timings
Venue: Annexe Studio, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981

The Industry Sharing is the culmination of the nine-month Performing Arts x Tech Lab which began in 2023. Join us and gain insights into the six project teams’ experimentation process as they share about their Lab journey, and how their experience has sparked discoveries through the intersections between performing arts and technology.

The programme features:
Exhibition & Guided Tours - Learn about the motivations and experimentation process of each project team via a digitally enabled exhibition
Demo and Sharing Sessions - Take part and interact with prototype demos, engage in discussions and hear from participants on their explorations integrating technology into their practice
Networking Opportunities - Meet and connect with Lab participants as well as practitioners from the Arts x Tech community to share ideas and seed opportunities for collaboration

Learn first-hand about the projects and hear more from the project teams about their motivations, learnings and journey through the lab, as well as details on their projects that tap on technology such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, neural audio synthesis, motion sensors, wearable devices and interactive projection technologies to transform their artistic creation and artistic practice.

About the Performing Arts x Tech Lab 2023 - 2024​

The Performing Arts x Tech Lab is a new partnership between the National Arts Council and Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, with Keio-NUS CUTE Center as technology consultant. The Lab seeks to support innovation and experimentation through seeding collaboration between arts and technology fields. It aims to encourage arts practitioners to explore the possibilities of integrating technology into their practice.

The 2023 edition of the Lab supports practitioners who work in the performing arts or with performance in general (i.e. theatre, dance, music, inter or cross-disciplinary forms, performance practice), who wish to work with technologists for the purposes of experimentation, prototyping or research and development. It is hoped that through the Lab, artists and technologists can collaborate to transform artistic creation, enrich artistic practice or explore new forms of expression.

Participants will undergo a nine-month lab, starting from Aug 2023 and ending in Apr 2024. This will take place across two phases, culminating in an Industry Sharing. Each phase will be shaped according to the level of readiness and needs of the participants and customised with consideration towards the participants’ proposals and ideas.

At the end of the Lab, participants will present a public sharing, which can take the form of a work-in-progress, a prototype or sharing of findings by way of a lecture, demonstration or public presentation.

This enhanced edition of the Arts x Tech Lab sees an esteemed local and international advisory panel of experts in performance, arts and technology offering guidance and consultancy to the project teams across the duration of the Lab:

  1. Toby Coffey, Head of Immersive Storytelling Studio, National Theatre (UK)
  2. Danny Yung, Founding Member and Co-Artistic Director, Zuni Icosahedron (HK)
  3. Clarence Ng, Production Project Manager | Akiko Takeshita, Producer of Performing Arts | Mitsuru Tokisato, Artist and Video Engineer, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (JPN)
  4. Ho Tzu Nyen, Artist (SG)
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