Pop-Up Noise: Soul Searching

Kreta Ayer Square (between Chinatown Complex and Buddha’s Tooth Relic Temple)
21 – 30 October 2016
Free Entry, open to all.
10am till 10pm with performances in the evening.

《Pop-Up Noise:寻根究底》

Watch a place, its community and history stir the souls and imagination of 30 young artists.

In this experimental edition of Pop-Up Noise: Soul Searching, Chinatown’s rich stories inspire contemporary artistic responses from visual art to interactive performances. First presented to the residents of Kreta Ayer Square, these artworks revive the experiences of a generation in a space that witnessed Singapore’s rapid progress and transformation. Join our young artists on this journey of discovery as they reconnect with history.

Pop-Up Noise is an initiative which aims to offer the public greater access to young artists and their creations. This is usually done through roving set-ups appearing for short periods of two to four weeks at various spaces around Singapore. In past years, Pop-up Noise has travelled to places like Woodlands Civic Centre, Star Vista, Kovan Bus Interchange, Asia Square, One Raffles Place and Westgate mall.


这项《Pop-Up Noise:寻根究底》的实验性计划,即推出一系列视觉艺术和互动式演出的创作实验,皆由牛车水丰富多彩的故事所启发。作品将首度呈现给牛车水广场的居民,在这个见证了新加坡飞速发展与变化的空间里,让一个世代的经历逐渐苏醒。让我们和青年艺术家,一同踏上这趟寻根究底之旅,与历史邂逅、久别重逢。

Pop-Up Noise 是一项欲将青年艺术家及其作品带给更广大民众的企划,一般透过移动式的装置作为展出平台,到新加坡的各种空间场所逗留,为期两到四周。往年的Pop-Up Noise,曾巡游至兀兰民事中心、星悦汇、高文巴士转换站、亚洲广场、华联银行大厦,和西城购物中心。

Commissioned Artists:
Jacklyn Kuah, Shahila Baharom (ila), Megan Miao, Charmaine Poh, SA, Hera, Ng Jun Han, Lim Jun Jie (Jey), Ng Wen Jie, Hafiz, Cassandra Koh, P7:1SMA, Germaine Cheng
Steven Ang, Lim Meng Jiat, Adeline Thng, Alvin Chai, Ben Yap and Lim Cheng Jun, Ong Lijie.

Showcased Artists:
Shawn Chia, Orhganic, Amanda Chong, Gracia Fei, Sziyi, Ying Wei, Jon Chiang, Kiat Tan WJ, Nadia So, Peck Hsiao Tyng, Stefan Tan and Lee Xin Li
Creative Team: Jalyn Han, Joseph Nair, Xu Jingyi
An initiative of Noise Singapore and the National Arts Council.
Venue Sponsor: Chinatown Business Association
Set designed by Xu Jingyi and Lim Xing Yee