06:58 is part dance, part theater. This multi-media performance wants to challenge our morning routines, inspiring a new vision of the first couple of hours of the morning.
Set at The Substation Gallery, the performance space feels cold and the set is all white, allowing a versatile use of the site for video projections, dance as well as dialogue. A devised piece of theater and movement; 06:58 defies one’s perception of morning routines in an ambiguous and frigid gallery frame.
06:58 starts off with a wake up call, releasing into the performance a morning routine of brushing teeth, spraying perfume and casually getting ready to seize the day. Underscoring this gimmicky and sharp performance is a difficult dialogue between the performers; a nervous dayspring chitchat hard to understand as the gallery is consumed by the boisterous concert next door.
06:58 is a proposal of young artists from Singapore, diving into a creative venture of devising theater and dance for an art gallery. The challenges of such a complex collaborative multi-media performance are to let the different art forms coexisted in an informative and meaningful manner; for all that 06:58 is overloaded with gratuitous information, filtered and labored through too many art forms.
The collective wishes for the focus to be on the performer’s sharp-edged movement, and lengthy dialogues, sadly the audience’s focus is instead directed to the craft and previously recorded video set by side with a saxophone performance, setting the scene for an improvisation that escalates in volume and intensity – emerging later as a vigorous, and enduring cyclic euro-trash song.