Done by Daniel Buren, Fabien Demyunck, Dan Demuynck, Buren Cirque, we will explore the relationship between the circus and contemporary art in a magical, cutting-edge performance on an art-installation stage.
Three small circus tents, or cabanons , stand in an open field. Designed and erected by spectacular French installation artist Daniel Buren (well known for Les Deux Plateaux art work), the cabanons are in bright primary colours and set up with minimal internal structures, the combined result of which gives spectators a powerful impression of sheer colour and the utter freedom of space.
Here, Buren – who has been making art with stripes since the 1960s (vertical stripes, to be precise: 8.7 cm wide and 8.7 cm apart, over and over) – has turned the circus tent into a singular art object. Sitting in his cabanons is like sitting in an art installation. Think of Aladdin's magic tent! The circus tent, with its audience and artists, becomes an intimate magical artwork constantly transforming with sensory delights.
In each installation, we will witness – in a different order, but at the same time – the vulnerable performances of human individuals overcoming the physical challenges posed by the circus.
Listen to the sounds from the neighbouring cabanon as they waft into your tent, the sounds outside melting into the sounds inside to form an enchanting soundscape. Be emotionally moved by the circus performers, who have to be alive and vulnerable again and again for different audiences. As with Federico Fellini’s legendary film “La Strada”, you will encounter the profound emotions of the circus in CABANONS, where tragedy and joy are intertwined.
CABANONS tickets are available for sale here, and special rates and concessions are available here.
2, 3, 4, 5, 6 September 2015
Open field opposite Bugis Junction @ Tan Quee Lan Street
See you there!