in this new world: a presentation of regarding by Madeleine Lee (2020)

21 February 2020 – 23 February 2020 @ National Gallery Singapore


in this new world: a presentation of regarding by Madeleine Lee brings together the spatial act of viewing an artwork with a performance of the written word. It commemorates the ekphrastic poems that Madeleine Lee wrote during her time as the National Gallery Singapore’s first Poet-in-Residence.

Devised as a special tour of our long-term exhibitions Siapa Nama Kamu? and Between Declarations and Dreams, in this new world takes visitors through the DBS Singapore Galleries and UOB Southeast Asian Galleries with multiple performance pit stops. It invites audiences to journey through a universe populated by fearsome fires, jostling street hawkers, sun-kissed fishermen, European monarchs and painters in the Nanyang style.

Director: Natalie Hennedige
Writer: Madeleine Lee
Sound Artist/Music Composer: Darren Ng

Guides: Suhaili Safari, Danielle Cutiongco
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Executive Producer: Sharon Tang
Producer: Alexandre Thio
Production Stage Manager: Natasha May
Assistant Stage Manager: Elias Oh
Crew: Christina Barrot, Isabelle Leong 

Photographer: Throbbingpixels 

Supported/Organised by

Assistant Director (Programmes): Vanini Belarmino 
Manager (Programmes): Maria Khoo Joseph 
Assistant Manager (Programmes): Daryl Yam 
Assistant Manager (Event Management): Maisarah binte Mohd Kamil
Assistant Manager (AV & Lighting): Javier Chen 

(Source: Cake Theatrical Productions Website)


Darren Ng
Sound Artist, Music Composer
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