The SG50 weekend featured a light projection installation entitled From the Belly of the Carp. It involves an audiovisual performance whereby imagery was projected onto the water to the accompaniment of ambient audio.

From the Belly of the Carp
Audiovisual art installation at Clarke Quay, Singapore

The installation was supported by Singapore’s independence-themed period stalls modeled after the street vendors from the 1960s, and the obligatory actors in period costumes (I’m pretty sure some of the actors were from the Telok Ayer event as well).

Rice dumplings street vendor
Street vendor selling rice dumplings at Clarke Quay

Overall, I was not quite as excited about the event as I was about the Telok Ayer one, mainly because there was a certain dissonance between the modern buildings surrounding me and the settings meant to depict Singapore in the 1960s. It was a far call from the truly historic buildings all along the Telok Ayer street. Regardless, it was a good pace breaker for the weekend, and I am glad to have managed to enjoy what it had to offer.