State of Love & Trust & Stars


Who are we? Are we those participants in the sea of red? What are we celebrating it for? Is it really regardless of race, language, or religion? Do we feel like we are one united people? Or is it just another public holiday? Why do some of us leave the country on the most patriotic day of the year?

State of Love and Trust and Stars (SLTS) is an event that aims to reposition and question the concept of the grand national narrative that is our National Day Parade. Mass and extravagant performances, harmonious social messaging, issues of national security, and top-down secular rituals; the parade is the largest public display of a shared national consciousness. But how much of our so-called republic identifies with this uber-celebrated version?

SLTS is a free, one-day, indoor and outdoor, lifestyle event with musical, dance, and theatrical performances, and roving DJs acts. Curated by Rizman Putra, the alternative national day parade features artists, actors, and musicians such as Syimah Sabtu Collective, DJ Itch, Vinyl Heavy, and Syndicate, and more.

Curated by Rizman Putra aka Parade commander.
Produced by Safuan Johari

*Programme Line Up*

Performances by various artists (5.30pm to 9.30pm)
Limited capacity of 40
Different locations inside The Substation

5.30pm - 9.30pm: Music by DJ Itch & Vinyl Heavy
6pm: "The Grand Opening" by The Other Practice
6.15pm: "One Man Nation" by Lian Sutton
7.15pm: "The Cleanse" by Suhaili Safari (SAD Bar, basement)
8.15pm: "If I Look Into The Sky Long Enough (I'll go to heaven)" by Farizi Noorfauzi (Dance Studio, 2nd Floor)
Installation: "Dance For Me" by Syimah Sabtu Collective

Swing Singapore by Syndicate (9.30pm to 2am)
Limited capacity of 200
The Substation Theatre

9.15pm: Shak
10.05pm: .GIF
10.55pm: Kiat and Deborah Emmanuel
11.45pm: Fauxe
12.35pm: Intriguant
1.10am: Horizon99

"State of Love & Trust & Stars" is part of A Public Square, The Substation's 2019/20 programme that looks at how our physical spaces reflect or extend our ideas and attitudes about the public sphere. Check out other A Public Square programmes: https://apublicsquare.sg/

  • The event description was updated. Diff#459185 2019-08-02 05:11:39
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Aug 3 - Aug 4, 2019
[ Sat ] - [ Sun ]
5:30 PM - 2:00 AM SGT
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45 Armenian Street Singapore
The Substation