M1 Singapore Fringe Festival
When we are not ourselves, who are we? When we are beside ourselves, where do we go?
We have all felt disconnected from our bodies and the world around us––some more than others––in our own private ways. When you don’t know how to live in your own body, life can get a little absurd.
A sort of live concept album, Beside Ourselves is more than a concert yet not quite a play. Through scenes, songs and stories, acclaimed electronica duo .gif presents a multidisciplinary exploration of how our rich interior lives interact with the surrealism of everyday banalities.
Darkly funny and uncomfortably intimate, Beside Ourselves interrogates this disembodiment through a collection of anecdotes and reflections which draws from personal experiences, various literature, as well as a series of interviews. From naked voices to immersive sonic delirium, the piece hopes to paint a raw and sincere picture of vulnerability and displacement.
Known for their dark beats and haunting vocals, electronic duo .gif has been all over the world with their gritty, immersive soundscapes.
Since their 2013 debut, the pair has graced stages like Sundance Film Festival, St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Golden Melody Awards and more.
.gif’s writing draws heavily from literature, theatre and film, and the duo often collaborates with artists across diverse disciplines beyond music. In 2019, they were Music Directors to Checkpoint Theatre’s groundbreaking production Displaced Persons’ Welcome Dinner as part of the Singapore International Festival of Arts.
About M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2020: My Country and My People
Celebrate the 16th edition of the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival with us from 8 to 19 January 2020!
The Fringe moves into its third and final instalment of themes inspired by iconic Singaporean artists and their signature works, and also the last in Sean Tobin’s six-year Artistic Directorship. Fringe 2020 is curated around the theme My Country and My People, taken from the title of the iconic 1967 poem by Singapore literary giant Lee Tzu Pheng.
For the full programme lineup, visit http://www.singaporefringe.com.
Image by Elias Soh
Credits: M1 Singapore Fringe Festival
10 – 11 January
Fri – Sat: 8 PM
Duration: 1 hour (with no intermission)
Standard: SGD 27
Concession: SGD 19