Body Language

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  • Fri, Mar 04 - Fri, Mar 18 2022
    Open on weekends
  • 11:00am - 7:00pm, Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays
  • Opening Night
    Fri, Mar 4, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • $12 Weekdays | $17 Weekends
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UltraSuperNew Gallery Singapore, in partnership with Singapore Cancer Society (SCS), presents Body Language. Held in conjunction with International Women’s Day, the art exhibition aims to deepen our awareness of our bodies by exploring the vast non-verbal cues it gives us. The intention is to build a deeper connection, awareness and appreciation of the body and its pivotal role in our holistic wellbeing.  

Body language typically refers to signals we use to communicate non-verbally. Where the body is always “the observed”. Is that the end of the story? What is a language that our bodies use to communicate with ourselves? And how do we express ourselves to our own bodies?

Exploring themes such as Flexibility, Freedom, Fun, Kindness and Love, 9 multidisciplinary artists interpret “Body Language” with their own style, and mediums such as paint, illustration, sculpture and drawing.  

From noticing physical and emotional vulnerabilities in your loved ones, the complexity of living in your body where sometimes you have little control, the exploration of non-verbal communication, the freedom of movement in self-expression – we see body language take on many different forms that aim to ignite a sense of curiosity, self-discovery and appreciation for our own bodies. 

Artworks by Cancer Survivors
Visitors can also expect artworks created by cancer survivors, as part of art therapy. Cancer often evokes personal awakenings and narratives, creating a strong desire for self-expression in patients. Titled Ontogenesis: Mending Through Metaphors and Symbolisms, the works were created in a safe space provided for artist-patients to be vulnerable and authentic in expressing their post-cancer recovery. These artworks are collaged together as a collective unit with a clear message of healing, empowerment, hope and community. Visitors can expect other educational materials on cancer preventative measures, and signs and symptoms we should be aware of in our bodies to highlight the importance of early screening. 

SCS actively promotes cancer awareness in the community and offers cancer screening services such as Mammograms, Pap Tests and HPV Tests. See here for more information.

Live Performances 
On 11 and 18 March respectively, live performers will grace the gallery space with thought-provoking productions. 

11 March: bani + ila will put on a performance involving music and generated text. The text will be randomised and reconstructed, creating a communique of conversation between the performers. 

18 March: Inspired by the Japanese movement-based artform of ‘Butoh’, XUE, Cruise and Mantravine will perform a live improvised set of dance and musical instrumentation.

 

Ticketed admission with a portion of the process and commission from artworks sold, to be donated to Singapore Cancer Society. Purchase General Admission and Performance tickets here. Visit our Instagram @ultrasupernewgallery for upcoming deets!