Karaoke Court @The Yard Theatre

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As part of LAW’S IMAGINATION at arebyte gallery, Karaoke Court comes to London with a hearing at The Yard Theatre on 23 June 2016. We are privileged to welcome Her Honour Judge Rachel Karp in the role of Karaoke Court Judge. Karaoke Court is a dispute resolution process by which litigants agree to settle their disputes via karaoke singing under a binding arbitration contract. Costume design by Cecile Milinery. Food by Pesky’s.

More information about the arbitration process here: http://lawsimagination.weebly.com/karaoke-court.html

To attend the hearing (as a juror), book a ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/karaoke-court-tickets-24297033080

To submit a dispute or to get in touch with the Clerk to Karaoke Court (Jack Tan), email karaokecourt@gmail.com

Join the KC facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1619694528347102/

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KaraokeCourt/

Twitter:  @karaokecourt

Law’s Imagination

areybyte gallery is pleased to present LAW’S IMAGINATION, an 8 week curatorial residency by Jack Tan that explores the connections between legal and art practice. Through a programme of events, talks, discussions, exhibitions and performances, the programme asks how artistic approaches can unlock or extend the imaginative capacities and capabilities of law.

LAW’S IMAGINATION launches on 5 May 2016 with a music performance and showcase of graphic scores by Jack Tan inspired by the soundscape of law courts, as well as preview works by Flora Parrott and Marco Godoy.


Tan will present the results of mini-residencies by artists FLORA PARROTT andMARCO GODOY as well as his own research in various exhibitions of sculpture, video, photography and performance throughout the period. Expert and lay audiences will also be invited to create collective knowledge via the gallery education programme of discussions, talks and curated walks. This will be delivered as a 5 week mock TRAINING COURSE to obtain a ‘certificate in legal aesthetics’, and a 4 week lunchtime RADIO SHOW. We are also pleased to host CARE ACTS, a symposium using exhibitions-making as a methodology to explore the impact of recent health legislation. From these accumulations, arebyte gallery will become a site where knowledge gleaned over time about legal aesthetics is made visible in visual, material and discursive presentation.

Throughout the 2 month residency, the Karaoke Court office will be open for singer-litigants to submit claims and to seek song and dispute resolution advice from the Clerk (Jack Tan). The next hearing of the Karaoke Court will take place on 23 June 2016 at the Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick. 

See the Law’s Imagination website for more details: www.lawsimagination.weebly.com

Curatorial Residency by Jack Tan / 3 May – 26 June 2016
Opening: Thursday, 5th May, 6-9pm

Gallery opens Thursday to Saturdays, 12-6pm or by appointment
Jack Tan is an artist who explores the connection between the social, the legal and art. Jack’s current research looks at the jurisgenerative aspects of both law and art, in particular the role of creative processes in making (legal or artistic) judgments.

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22nd Jan – 22nd Feb 2016
Gillman Barracks, Singapore
Curated by Yeo Workshop

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Mythologies is a work of art by Jack Tan that explores various day-to-day Singaporean obsessions or concerns through a series of mythological characters based on the idea of the Japanese Yōkai (妖怪), or supernatural monsters. Exploring myth-making as a spatial, visual, performative and pedagogical activity, Jack Tan presents eight new mythological creatures through a choreographed children’s lantern parade, and public installations of flags and lanterns at Singapore Art Week 2016.

With reference to Roland Barthes’ book by the same name, Mythologies is a work of art that raises questions about the value and function of myth-making today. Tan says: “I am interested in how a society makes myth, the nature of myth itself (does it operate as ‘sign’ that closes down interpretation or ‘symbol’ that opens up further imagination?), and the mythic stories we tell each other in order to make sense of our daily fears and hopes.”

Children from Singapore Chinese Girls’ School, as part of the Art Outreach Singapore programme, will construct lanterns designed lantern designed in collaboration with Melvin Tan and Darius Ou before performing a series of dances inspired by each ‘monster’ in an evening lantern parade choreographed in collaboration with choreographer Susan Sentler.

Read an interview about the work on The Artling blog.

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/156544929″>Singapore Arts Club// Jack Tan// Mythologies</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/singaporeartsclub”>Singapore Arts Club</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>