Carte Blanche #1
Yuen Chee Wai experimenting with Tarek Atoui's instruments as part of the exhibition The Ground: From the Land to the Sea, 2018, NTU CCA Singapore. 
Carte Blanche #1
04 May 2018 - 04 May 2018  7:30PM - 9:00PM
FEE: Free
Carte Blanche #1
Featuring Dharma, Bani Haykal, Wu Jun Han, and Yuen Chee Wai

Derived from the sonic exchanges that will take place throughout the course of the exhibition between Tarek Atoui’s guest hosts—Vivian Wang, Mark Wong, and Yuen Chee Wai—this series of performative situations are conceptualised as an open invitation for other invited performers to use the exhibition space as an experimental platform. Each of the evenings will be the result of an exchange between the performers and the three guest hosts.



Dharma (Singapore) experiments with electric guitar, incorporating effects and objects together with various extended techniques. After seven albums with avant-rock band The Observatory, Dharma’s solo debut in 2013, Intergranular Space, opened up new vistas for his guitar work. He has been involved in various experimental and improvised music performances most notably at the Asian Meeting Festival 2016, which featured notable Asian improvisers like Otomo Yoshihide and Jojo Hiroshige.

Bani Haykal (Singapore) is an artist, composer, and musician. Haykal considers music (making/process) as a metaphor for cybernetics. His projects revolve around interfacing and interaction in feedback/feedforward mechanisms. An artist-in-residence at NTU CCA Singapore (2015), he is a member of b-quartet and Soundpainting ensemble Erik Satay & The Kampong Arkestra.

Wu Jun Han (Singapore) creates and performs in the audio-visual, and has a background in video art. Through an interdisciplinary approach to performance, he explores the visceral, materiality, vernacular practices, and the future. For State of Motion 2018, he presented a sound work in response to Shaw Brothers films 1950–70s from Singapore. He was an artist-in-residence in Pulau Ubin, organised by The Artists Village, where he installed a makeshift photography lab (2012).

Yuen Chee Wai (Singapore) is a musician, artist, designer, and curator. He is a founding member of FEN (Far East Network) and Project Director of the Asian Music Network, where he co-curates the annual Asian Meeting Festival in Japan. He is a member of the avant-rock band The Observatory, where he plays guitar, synth, and electronics.

NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (NTU CCA Singapore)
Exhibitions: Block 43 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 109443. Research Centre and Office: Block 6 Lock Road, #01-09/10, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108934

Exhibition Hours
Tue - Sun: 12.00 - 7.00pm
Fri: 12.00 - 9.00pm
Mon: Closed
Open on Public Holidays
Free Admission

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