As a critique of existing festivals that often emphasise productions and audiences and are framed from a Western perspective, Southernmost proposes a festival format that is process-driven, artist-centric and Asia-based. Audiences are invited to immerse themselves in a week of artistic experimentation and dialogue across art forms, cultures, time and space, as part of an ongoing exploration of how the arts festival model can be a platform for cultural exchange.
This year, Southernmost continues its One Table Two Chairs Project in Centre 42, along with its mix of programmes which invites audiences closer to the process and dialogue, culminating in the presentation of the new work, JOURNEY TO A DREAM. The participating artists this year will be Liu Xiaoyi (Singapore), Danny Yung (Hong Kong), Makoto Matsushima (Tokyo), Nget Rady (Phnom Penh), Didik Nini Thowok (Yogyakarta), Shen Yili (Shanghai), as well as emerging traditional and contemporary artists Amin Farid (Singapore), Nattapon Wannaun (Hat Yai) and Sabrina Sng (Singapore). Southernmost 2019 is also co-presented together with Zuni Icosahedron (Hong Kong).
With purchase of a festival pass, audiences are able to attend all programmes, including one production of Journey to a Dream, all Open Rehearsals, Masters’ Showcases, Film Screenings, and the Open Forum session. There is also a Physical Masterclass for practitioners and arts practice students, conducted by four of the artists.
For more information, visit their website: southernmost.sg