A collection of publications by LASALLE staff are accessible through the Ngee Ann Kongsi Library on our McNally campus. The wide-ranging subjects include unique recordings of practice-based art projects. Online access is available only through library membership.
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Presenting Culture and Nationhood: The Singapore Arts Festival
Dr Venka Purushothaman
This book chapter studies the Singapore Arts Festival which remains festival par excellence in the Singaporean arts calendar with a complex history dating back to the 1950s. While it remains the "most important artery of cultural production in Singapore" (Purushothaman, 2007), it has become an institution that continues to provide a critical platform for the development of discourse and an expression of cultural self-representation at both the national and international level....
Purushothaman, Venka. "Presenting Culture and Nationhood: The Singapore Arts Festival." The State and the Arts in Singapore. Edited by Terence Chong. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 2018, pp. 67-107.
Stigma Stains: The Somaesthetics of Institutional Abjection
Dr Natasha Lushetich
Diverse art practices have, since time immemorial, sought to establish a visceral link with the viewer's insides in order to problematise order and disorder, normativity and aberration, totem and taboo, as even a cursory glance at Ghirlandaio's portraits of decay, Bruegel's depictions of disease, the Viennese Actionists' performances with animal carcasses or Athey's ritualistic work with HIV-positive blood, shows....
Lushetich, Natasha. "Stigma Stains: The Somaesthetics of Institutional Abjection." On the Politics of Ugliness, edited by Sara Rodrigues and Ela Przybylo, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
Beyond Reality: Locating the Sur-Real in Thai Photography
Dr Clare Veal
The inclusion of Sur (soē เซอร์) reality as one of nine key themes in the 2012 exhibition Thai Trends: From Localism to Internationalism, curated by Apinan Poshyananda อภินันท์ โปษยานนท์ (b. 1956), reinforced the inclusion of 'surrealistic' works as a part of conventional histories of Thai artistic modernism....
Veal, Clare Elisabeth. "Beyond Reality: Locating the Sur-Real in Thai Photography." Ambitious Alignments: New Histories of Southeast Asian Art, 1945-1990, edited by Stephen H. Whiteman et al., Power Publications & National Gallery Singapore, 2018.
Entries on 3 Thai Films
Prof Adam Knee
These entries discuss three recent Thai films centered on the legendary Thai ghost Mae Nak, the spirit of a woman who died in childbirth, but returns to the world of the living to be with her husband. Nang Nak (1999), Nak (2008), and Pee Mak (2013) are each described with reference to their thematic resonances and their importance to Thai film history....
Knee, Adam. Entries on 3 Thai Films. Thai Cinema: The Complete Guide, edited by Mary J. Ainslie and Katarzyna Ancuta, I.B.Tauris, 2018.
Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up
Circe Henestrosa (co-editor and author)
Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), as an artist and a woman, has a unique international appeal. Her instantly recognizable work draws extensively on her life and her extraordinarily personal reflections upon it. On Kahlo's death, her husband, Diego Rivera (1886-1957), ordered that her most private possessions be locked away until 15 years after his death. The bathroom in which her belongings were stored in fact remained unopened until 2004....
Wilcox, Claire and Circe Henestrosa, editors. Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up. V & A Publishing, 2018.
The Lion and the Breath: Combining Kalaripayattu and Fitzmaurice Voicework Techniques Towards a New Cross- Cultural Methodology for Actor Training
Elizabeth de Roza
This research looks at the effects of Kalaripayattu and Fitzmaurice Voicework techniques as a training methodology for the contemporary actor, redefining the fundamental principles that already exist within the two forms and placing its emphasis on the articulation of the imagination through their combination....
Roza, Elizabeth de and Budi Miller. "The Lion and the Breath: Combining Kalaripayattu and Fitzmaurice Voicework Techniques Towards a New Cross- Cultural Methodology for Actor Training." Journal of Embodied Research, vol. 1, no. 1, 2018.
Scraping Off the Velvet
Dr Darryl Whetter
A 5000-word excerpt of a novel-in-progress devoted to global climate change and its concentration in Canada's contentious Alberta tar sands.
Whetter, Darryl. "Scraping Off the Velvet." The Fiddlehead, no. 270 Winter 2017, 2017, pp. 72-82.
How Visual and Kinaesthetic Imagery Shape Movement Improvisation: A Pilot Study
Susan Sentler (co-author)
Western contemporary dance has long benefited from mental imagery practice for enhancing choreography, somatic embodiment and performance. Although science supports many psychophysical benefits of mental imagery practice, less is known about its effects on dance creation. Here, two dance educators report the results of a pilot study using two contrasting imagery modes in teaching improvisation. Four conservatory dance students engaged in two weeks of improvisation....
Batson, Glenna and Susan Sentler. "How Visual and Kinaesthetic Imagery Shape Movement Improvisation: A Pilot Study." Journal of Dance & Somatic Practices, vol. 9, no. 2, 2017, pp. 195-212.