'The Neon Hieroglyph' takes a trippy dive into a hallucinatory universe

  • Arts
  • Sunday, 15 May 2022

Kukathas takes on the fantastical, immaterial and mystical role of narrator in an new exciting iteration of 'The Neon Hieroglyph', created for SIFA 2022. Photo: Eric Chow

Malaysian theatremaker Jo Kukathas is set to collaborate with British multidisciplinary artist Tai Shani on the online artwork The Neon Hieroglyph, which focuses on an unlikely protagonist – the ergot, a fungus found on common grains that has been linked to mass hallucinations across Europe.

The 60-minute trippy filmic performance is part of the upcoming the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA), organised by Arts House Limited and commissioned by Singapore’s National Arts Council.

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