The cool evening of SPORE ART EDITION 44th began with two 10 minutes poses for sketching. Ms Ng YuLin posed with a very intense facial expression. It pushed my imagination a little, adding a background to amplify the effect. Did I gone a little too far? At that moment, I let it ran wild. I couldn’t care less.
Followed by a GOH KOON HUI (chapalang artist)’s poetry. I didn’t sketch on him as I was listening to his work. Rather interesting with the content. When they featured MARCO FERRARESE (writer) with his book, NAZI Goreng, I took a few quick sketches under the dimmest lighting. While listening to his introduction of his book, I tried on the newly acquired fountain pen with blue ink, scribbling away in the dark.
Ms Ng came on again for a 15 minute pose which happened to be the last since the schedule overran. I paused to feel what she was trying to express herself in. With hands covering her eyes. Stiff pose. Perhaps, see no evil? Perhaps, brave the storm, regardless? Perhaps, feeling the heat around?
SHADES IN GREY (music) played a few soothing tunes. My pen feverishly dancing on the paper with the beat.
The night ended with a short film for me (felt jaded) from ALVIN SOH & CHENG CHAI HONG, titled: IT’S OKAY. Duration: 11 minutes.
Synopsis: Wei Xian is a 10-year-old boy who grows up in a working-class family. At home, he is a constant observer to the abuse his mother is subject to at the hands of his father. When the violence inevitably spills over, Wei Xian will have to find an outlet for his own pain.
Simple story telling with a twist. Although I guessed the ending correctly halfway through the film, it is still a dramatic finale. The idea was based on the pure ignorant insight which most of us will gladly lived by. I am truly glad how these bunch of young people produced the film. BRAVO! Thumbs UP!
Feeling tired and left while MARIEN GUILLÉ (poetry + music) performed his poetry with Shades in Grey playing along as background music.
Looking forward to the next edition…45th!