[KEYNOTE COMMISSION] OBIT: The Art of Being by Rizman Putra

Performance  |  Festival Highlights, Keynote Commissions  |  English  |  1 hr

5 Nov Fri, 8.30pm - 9.30pm
Festival Pass  - $16 (Early Bird) | $20 (Regular)
location The Arts House - Play Den
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Patrons above the age of 12 years old are required to be fully vaccinated* in order to attend this programme:

*An individual is considered vaccinated if he/ she has been:

  1. fully vaccinated, i.e. has received the appropriate regimen of World Health Organisation Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) vaccines including their respective duration post-vaccination for the vaccine to be fully effective, and had their vaccination records ingested in MOH’s national IT systems;
  2. recovered from COVID-19, or
  3. has obtained a negative result on a pre-event test* taken in the past 24 hours before the expected end of the event.

* A valid negative COVID-19 test result refers to a negative PCR or ART test administered or supervised by MOH-approved COVID-19 Test Providers. Negative results obtained from self-administered ART test and self-administered ART test performed under supervision by parties other than MOH-approved COVID-19 test providers are not recognised for PET

For your health and safety, please observe the following when visiting The Arts House:

  1. Please keep your mask on at all times.
  2. Please activate your Trace Together token or app for entry. We are no longer allowed to accept the SafeEntry app.
  3. Please practice social distancing, with individuals seated or standing at least one-metre apart from one another.
  4. Please do not enter the venue if you are feeling unwell.
  5. Extensive and regular cleaning regimes of high touch points will be performed before and after a performance. Do kindly use the hand sanitisers available around the venue.

As the COVID-19 situation in Singapore evolves, these measures will be updated in accordance to the latest advisories issued by the Singapore Government. For the latest advisories, please refer here.

Additional Safe Management Measures might also be implemented on a case-by-case basis to ensure the safety of your well-being. Please check the respective programmes' listings for vaccination requirements.

Please refer to this link for more information on the venue's Safe Management Measures.


'Obit', a beloved expression used by the Malay community in Singapore, refers to a sense of style that is offbeat, sometimes campy that swings between bold and gaudy. How has this very style provided a channel for both self-expression and self-discovery? Where does it sit in a world infatuated with presenting authenticity?

Return to a beautiful time of multicoloured tights, neon lights, and swinging vibes with Rizman Putra as your spirited guide traversing static and excavating the history of 'obit'.

This year’s Keynote Commissions invites four artists to create unique personal responses to the festival’s theme. We invite you to explore and indulge in the different aspects of Guilt and Pleasure each project reveals.

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To attend this session in person, click the button above to register after purchasing a Festival Pass. Limited seats are available. Details will be sent to the email used for registration. Registration opens on 4 October 2021 at 12pm.

Please note that registration for in-person session(s) for this programme will close 2 days before the event date, or when fully subscribed (whichever is earlier), to aid in our planning and compliance with prescribed SMM measures.

Please refer to this link for more information on the venue's Safe Management Measures.