From 2007 to 2009, Choy Ka Fai was appointed the associate artistic director of TheatreWorks (current T:>Works), an independent, non-profit Singaporean theatre company located in the former rice warehouse and now home for two arts centres known as 72-13. Under the mentorship of directors Ong Keng Sen and Tay Tong, Ka Fai was given the time and space to create experimental performance works in Singapore and produced various transdisciplinary performances.


One Accident: Two Parties: Three Versions 

Revolution-Per-Minute is a dramatic musing on collision: what happens when lives, bodies, and memories plow into one another? One high-speed motorcycle totals itself, taking an unsuspecting pedestrian with it while an incredulous passer-by witnesses the whole event. RPM distends this point of impact into a series of tectonic vignettes, making this an intensely warped encounter with the uncontrollable conditions of velocity. This installation performance of sound, lights, and multimedia brings together an immersive experience of living at the edge of existence in our urban landscape.


Deep in the heart of MacRitchie Reservoir lie the ruins of the Syonan Jinja, a Shinto shrine built during the Japanese Occupation of Singapore. Envisioned first as a spiritual and recreational centre for the future empire, then built by Australian POWs and Japanese craftsmen, today it exists only as stone relics and fragments, swallowed up by the thick tropical rainforest. Reservoir is a tapestry of images, a performance that re-imagines the Syonan Jinja as a sacred site, an attempt to capture its sleeping spirit. 

Dance Dance Dance

Dance Dance Dance is a performamce adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s celebrated novel of the same title. Conceived as a dialogue between a dancer and a media artist, this four-part performance explores the multiple performative languages of our human body. It plays on the notions of difference and repetition, the body and its image, perspectives and patterns of remembering.


Visual. Interactive. Sound. Text. Architecture
V.I.S.T.A Lab is an artist laboratory that focuses on the experimential interactions, the potential of live performance, and the interplay between image, sound, and space. V.I.S.T.A Lab employs a modular workshop structure where the diverse energies of the various artists are engaged in the same space. These incubation spaces open up at irregular intervals, inviting the public to the process presentations. The modular cells may coalesce into a full-scale multimedia production. However, the modular workshop structure encourages a continued growth beyond any product that may arise out of these interactions. V.I.S.T.A Lab curates ten artists who work unconventionally in their realm. Each of these artists works across disciplines, creating work that defies classification and in turn, casting fresh perspectives on conventional forms.

V.I.S.T.A Lab 2.0: Interference

V.I.S.T.A. Lab 2.0: Interference explores the concept of listening to the noises of history and moments that are insignificant to our collective memory. This presentation researches the technique of remembering and recollecting irrelevant episodes of unrecorded history.

V.I.S.T.A Lab 1.0: Impetus

V.I.S.T.A. Lab 2.0: Impetus explores how insignificant events in our history are being recorded, forgotten, and fabricated, focusing on the moments and impulses before they transpired. This presentation researches the origin of data transmission and how information can be made consumable.

Drift Net

Drift Net is an interactive/devised performance exploring the concept of the internet blogging phenomenon — blogging as a virtual way of living and re-living a moment in time or perhaps even as future memories. People change identities, play different roles, and simulate a virtual life via blogging, shifting our perceptions of ourselves, machines, and the world. We own memories and intentions made possible by digital apparatus, enabling us to exercise our fantasies and notions of being in this make-believe world.