On my last day of my travel, I have the chance to visit L’Observatoire, an art and science space active in learning and sharing educational activities for the local communities in Singapore. I met Isabelle Desjeux who’s running the space when I was visiting an exhibition opening at Lasalle. Debbie Ding introduced me to her and we arranged to make a sharing session just in a couple of days. It was such a short notice for this workshop, but I didn’t care. All I wanted is to meet some artist/researcher/activist/hackers or even groupies who is pretty much interested in art and science, and most specifically in biological field. And so, as we talked and share common interests, we decided to make a exchange/sharing/learning session at L’Observatoire.
Friday 19 April 2013, I organized a gig by a collaboration with Independent Archive and Resource Center (IARC) Singapore and Ujikaji Records. It’s started that I wanted to pay a visit to my friends in Singapore, and so I thought it would be nice to gather all them once in one small gig. Mark Wong from Ujikaji hook me up with Johari Jordan Rais from IARC and so we made a small plans together to do the gig at IARC headquarters. My friends from Rumah Budaya Siku Keluang Pekanbaru Sumatra also joining us, Adhari Donora, Ricky Kurniawan (Coki) and Monica Moerghasini that collaborate in a band called Microtron, took the liberty in flying to Singapore to participate in these gig.
After my participation in Carp2Dragon residency in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, I drop by to Singapore for a week. My intention was to visit some of my good friends and also doing some activities while I’m there. Actually, after I think it over after the travel, I did quite a lot. There were 4 activities in one week including a lecture, couple of workshops and a performance. My first activities was a talk and a lecture in 2 session for Faculty of Performing Arts, School of Contemporary Music, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. Mark Wong from Ujikaji Records was the one who hook me up for these activities. During my time in Singapore, my friend Adhari Donora (Ade) and Coki joined to accompany me from Sumatra, I was very happy to meet them there.
In March 2011, Teresa Almeida, a friend of mine who was teaching in Lasalle Singapore, kindly invited me to bring some friends to give workshop sessions for her students. So I set up some plans to give two session of workshops for her students at Lasalle. First session was an audio streaming workshop that was given by DeadMediaFM and I. The session was a workshop of how to create your own internet radio using free and open source software. We also introduce several services on the internet that could be used free of charge.