With the recent spate of racist events and attacks in Singapore, New Naratif will be screening Brown Is Haram. A collaborative project developed by Kristian-Marc James Paul and Mysara Aljaru, and directed by Myle Yan Tay, this performance-lecture explores Brown narratives in Singapore, specifically Brown social mobility and masculinity. It is based on Kristian and Mysara’s research and workshops that were organised as part of The Substation’s artist residency programme, Concerned Citizens Programme (2019-2020) and the lived experiences of both artists and contributors of the project. Brown Is Haram was staged at The Substation's final SeptFest earlier this year, before the closure of the institution.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the three artists.