Pop-Up Noise: Soul Searching

Watch a place, its community and history stir the souls and imagination of 30 young artists.

Photo by Joseph Nair

In this experimental edition of Pop-Up Noise: Soul Searching, Chinatown’s rich stories inspire contemporary artistic responses from visual art to interactive performances. First presented to the residents of Kreta Ayer Square, these artworks revive the experiences of a generation in a space that witnessed Singapore’s rapid progress and transformation. Join our young artists on this journey of discovery as they reconnect with history.


这项《Pop-Up Noise:寻根究底》的实验性计划,即推出一系列视觉艺术和互动式演出的创作实验,皆由牛车水丰富多彩的故事所启发。作品将首度呈现给牛车水广场的居民,在这个见证了新加坡飞速发展与变化的空间里,让一个世代的经历逐渐苏醒。让我们和青年艺术家,一同踏上这趟寻根究底之旅,与历史邂逅、久别重逢。

Commissioned Artists:
Jacklyn Kuah, Shahila Baharom (ila), Megan Miao, Charmaine Poh, SA, Hera, Ng Jun Han, Lim Jun Jie (Jey), Ng Wen Jie, Hafiz, Cassandra Koh, P7:1SMA, Germaine Cheng, Steven Ang, Lim Meng Jiat, Adeline Thng, Alvin Chai, Ben Yap and Lim Cheng Jun, Ong Lijie.

Showcased Artists:
Shawn Chia, Orhganic, Amanda Chong, Gracia Fei, Sziyi, Ying Wei, Jon Chiang, Kiat Tan WJ, Nadia So, Peck Hsiao Tyng, Stefan Tan and Lee Xin Li

Official website: soulsearchingpopup.wordpress.com