After an open call in early Aug 2016, the artists selected for the commission participated in workshops.

Providing artists with an oral history was Mr Kok Seng Whatt, an authority on antiques. Well versed in an object history of the Malay Archipelago, especially in context of chinese history Mr Kok shared his personal anecdotes of Singapore.

Project director Jalyn Han also held workshops  at the Kreta Ayer Square venue to encourage the artists to work intuitively with their senses as they got acquainted with the area.

From early Sept. the 20 commissioned artists work with the creative team, Jalyn Han, Joseph Nair and Xu Jingyi to realize their ideas. The work of another 12 selected artists from previous editions of Noise will also be shown.