The beat writer William Burroughs wrote: “Word begets image and image is virus.” The opening performances will comprise of musicians who work heavily with foundations of words and text, transforming them into viral images through sound, voice, instruments, and technology.
Ujikaji (Singapore) means “experiment” in Malay, and the independent music label’s interests lie in the curation of experimental music, with a special focus on Southeast Asian artists and sounds. The label supports a partnership with independent artists that allows them to focus on the creative aspects of music-making. Recent releases include albums by FEN, Pupa, The Observatory, and Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Ujikaji also co-presents the acclaimed BlackKaji series of experimental sound events, with the last show being a one-night takeover of the Kampong Bugis site of the Asian Film Archive’s contemporary art show, State of Motion.
Image caption: Singapore Art Book Fair 2018, 29 June 2018, The Single Screen. Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore.