Jeevan Vishnu

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A Shipmate’s Log: Reminiscing It’s The Ship 2018

The Genting Dream – It’s The Ship 2018 Departure: Singapore, 4 November 1500 Stopover: Phuket, 5 November 1900 Day 1 – Singapore: 4 November 2018, 1300hrs The massive Genting Dream cruise ship looms over the Marina Bay Cruise Centre as I pulled up. I don’t remember ever feeling this insignificant in my life. It was just two months ago when I made the decision to come aboard for It’s The Ship 2018. I barely listen to any electronic dance music (EDM), hadn’t been to a club in over a year, and had a paper to sit for just two days after…
Music

If You Could Only Bring 5 Things for It’s The Ship… What Would It Be?

For all the lucky ones (including us!) who will be going for It’s The Ship’s party cruise, you get to leave behind your worries and responsibilities for four glorious days. On top of that, you get to meet like-minded music fans who have travelled across the world just to attend Asia’s largest music festival on sea and meet their favourite artists up close. Before you get too excited about the trip, we’re here to remind you of 5 essential things that you definitely need to prepare for this trip of a lifetime! Official Documents Let’s get the basics out of the…
Cinema

The Mystery of Shirkers

To call Shirkers a mystery would be an understatement. The documentary, now out on Netflix, explores the story behind Sandi Tan’s 1992 would-be film of the same name. Together with her best friends and teacher from film class, they embarked on a two-month long adventure to make Singapore’s first surrealist indie road movie about a serial killer. Just when shooting was over, however, their teacher, Georges Cardona, vanished with the footage. He left no reason for his disappearance and no trace of the film the friends had poured so much into. The film answers the questions raised by the disappearance…
Cinema

What Documentary Film ‘Shirkers’ Could Mean for Singapore

Shirker (noun):Someone who avoids something, especially work (Cambridge English Dictionary). If you aren’t sure what the film is about, even after watching the trailer, you will not be alone. The mysterious trailer raises several questions while giving almost nothing away. Nevertheless, let me try and break it down for you. Premiering at the Singapore Film Society’s 60th anniversary event on 20 October and globally on Netflix on 26 October, Shirkers is a documentary by Singaporean-born film-maker Sandi Tan. The film chronicles the story of Sandi and her friends’ first movie-making experience back in 1992. The group filmed a Singapore-based indie…
Music

2+2 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Miss It’s The Ship 2018

With already 90% of It’s The Ship tickets sold, you need to take action quicker than Big Shaq does Math. Back for its fifth year, It’s The Ship is a 4-day 3-night vacation party aboard a luxury cruise. The “Asia’s Largest Party at Sea” will be beginning its voyage from Singapore’s harbour from the 4 to 7 November 2018 with the hottest (pun intended) viral sensation of 2017, Big Shaq, at its helm. All aboard! We’re about to dive into four essential reasons why you should grab your tickets for the major event now. Michael Dapaah aka Big Shaq will…
Cinema

The “Four or Five Moments” That Saved Deadpool 2

“Four or five moments, that’s all it takes,” Colossus declares towards the end of Deadpool (2016). He goes on to dictate, in his booming and richly accented voice, how it is just a few instances in life that make or break a hero. The choices made at those points are what will define someone; everything that happened before or after is irrelevant. As a film, Deadpool 2 has its share of those moments – four or five of them, in fact. These moments sure made their landings in triumphant superhero fashion, and in doing so, saved the day – just…
Cinema

Life After Avengers: Infinity War

Spoiler Alert: If you have not watched Avengers: Infinity War, get out of here and read our “Before You Watch” guide here. The Avengers: Infinity War ending title card slowly faded away, taking a part of me with it. Although it was the second time that I am witnessing it, its effect was equally as profound as the first time. It is almost unheard of that a movie with such a huge global impact could leave such a strong impression on a personal level. Although most of us have been mere spectators in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), we became…
Arts

A-DROYX & Human Version: A Beautiful Fusion of Art & Science

The theme of Artificial Intelligence (AI) was thoroughly explored with two ingenious exhibitions – A-DROYX and Human Version – which were exhibited for the Voilah! French Festival Singapore 2018. A-DROYX by Mathieu Briand was an exhibit that showcased his assembly of androids in his laboratory studio. It is a testament to the fact that the story behind creation can be more interesting than the final product itself. To call the space in A-DROYX messy would be an understatement – the circuits, tools, and makeshift limbs strewn all over were an immediate indication to viewers of the nature of the undertaking.…
Arts

Blast Theory: Without Us, Art Is Incomplete

“Interactive = Incomplete”, the phrase shone on the pitch-black screen like a lone star in the night sky. Founder of Blast Theory, Matt Adams, began his presentation at Lasalle, College of the Arts with the curious claim. He then dove into an explanation of his company’s expertise: interactive art. Based in Portslade, England, Blast Theory is an artist collective that combines elements of theatre, film, video games, and many more for an ultra-unique take to art. What makes their pieces special – besides varying themes and mediums – is the inclusion of audience members’ participation. It is hence that the…
Cinema

Before You Watch: Marvel’s Avengers Infinity War

Welcome to the sanctuary for everyone who has not witnessed what might be the biggest movie event of all time: Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War. Yet. The rest of the world must seem like a scary place; dodging spoilers and ducking from Avengers references at every turn. Whether you are a fan who has not had the chance to catch a screening yet or someone who just wants to find out what all the fuss is about, there is no more need to worry, for we have prepared a guide to navigate the chaos. Background The Avengers series depicts a world where an extravagant…
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