“The finest clothing made is a person’s skin, but, of course, society demands something more than this.” – Mark Twain.

They say that the largest organ of the human body is the skin, so it’s only natural it ends up as both a tool to express ourselves, and a canvas for the creativity of many a folk. Thus, Singapore Fringe Festival 2017’s theme is about Art & Skin.It is fascinating how the Fringe Fest explores how ‘skin’ can be expressed in so many ways and also used to touch on many topics that both evoke emotions and try to break barriers.

1. Skin in SIN.

We are ready to get serious and a little bit sexy. This expressive event is filled with very multicultural members that will show the world how they speak their minds. From January 5th to 7th, this exploration of human’s sexuality through the body begins at 8pm in the Esplanade Recital Studio, with 75 incredible minutes (no intermissions) for just SGD 25.

2. Undressing Room.

This exotic, if intimidating event is a one to one performance, in which the audience can participate together with the performer in a little routine of undressing each other in total silence. While most people will shy away from a literal stripping session, this event is about relating to others (and to yourself) in a different way.

3. Pretty Butch.

A presentation specially designed for those curious abound gender roles and their relation to certain body types, this event brings five characters to navigate life and their gender definitions, letting people learn about true stories of those who relate to being butch.

4. Labels.

They say it is a gentle firestorm of a play, and if you are lucky enough to get a ticket, you could label yourself a winner. This incredible four-awards-winning adventure will show you the difference between curiosity and fear, using a long variety of family stories. Labels takes place at the Esplanade Theatre Studio, from 4th to 5th January starting at 8pm, and you can have a quick look at this with this video:

5. Artist Talks.

A spectacular story about Compulsive Skin Picking: a complex physical and mental disorder that provides pleasure and emotion release from endlessly picking at skin, that unfortunately tends to end in infections, scarring and bleeding.

This story will be told in 60 minutes, with no intermission and free admission. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn about the tragic circumstances of the biographical story-teller, and how she confronted her condition head-on with creativity.

To learn more about these amazing events (and many more), you can contact them at info@singaporefringe.com or (65) 6440 8115, search the tag #M1SFF on all social media sites, or go to their website clicking here. Tickets are also available through SISTIC via their website here.

We highly recommend you to give it a chance, and enjoy these powerful, and different ways to express art.

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