Singapore's COVID-19 lockdown, rebranded as a 'Circuit Breaker', began on 7 April 2020 and lasted till 1 June 2020. For three months, residents hunkered down, confined in their homes and accommodations, to stop community spread. Now, as the situation seems safer, a mask and tracing applications serve as our main protective barriers when venturing out in public.
In this new, wobbly reality of sharing physical space again while still juggling virtual backgrounds paired with pajama bottoms, what does it mean to open up to touching objects and meeting strangers, and how might we find new intimacies and new forms of touch in digital spheres?
In Touch You Later!, an online participatory performance for 5, we invite audiences to re-encounter their bodies and personal spaces, and to experience them as sites for performance. To unfurl and nestle, play and explore.
Co-Directors: Chong Gua Khee and Bernice Lee
Production Stage Manager: Lam Dan Fong
Producer: Nabilah Said
Dramaturg: Corrie Tan
Performers: Adele Goh, Myra Loke, and Habibah Mohckeram
Music/Sound Design: SAtheCollective
Supported by: National Arts Council Singapore
The first edition of this work was co-presented by Centre 42, as part of a celebration of their time at 42 Waterloo Street.