Catamite by Loo Zihan

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October 2018 to January 2019


What relationship do we share with our possessions?

How can we orient ourselves to these things differently?

This intimate interactive performance takes the form of an artist lecture and dialogue where Zihan will share his experiences of staging his installation Queer Objects: An Archive for the Future (2016), an assemblage of objects for a hypothetical queer archive in Singapore. Through participatory activities, the audience will join Zihan in an examination of the fictional and factual, virtual and actual potential of objects, and meditate on the contingency of identity and being.

Catamite was developed under Centre 42's Basement Workshop (now known as the Creation Residency). Read about Basement Workshop here.


10 January 2019, 7pm
Trial rehearsal at Centre 42
15 January 2019, 7pm
Trial rehearsal at Centre 42






Production Information


Loo Zihan


Catamite (2019), Review
On the Memory of Objects In Catamite, Loo Zihan investigates the histories and futures of objects. The format is relatively straightforward: he shares his own artistic journey and stories from his research, and interspersing them with exercises to excavate our relationship with our objects. Loo starts by asking us to lay out all of our personal belongings, and contemplate which object is most special. He then recounts his art-activism related to his research into Section 377A, while sharing with
Edward Eng
Reviewed: 25 January 2019