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Category - Poetry

Get creative with HTML and the literary word

Get creative with HTML and the literary word

The Tusitala team regularly works with interns, and for the past two months, we’ve had Bảo Anh Bùi Nguyễn @bao.anh.bui with us, working on UI/UX design and programming. Bao’s latest HTML project “Measure A Machine’s Heart (đo điện tâm đồ máy)” was featured on thehtml.review. Earlier this year, it was also exhibited at Tusitala’s event, …

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little red comma – Behind the scenes (Part 2): Creating your own spoken word track

little red comma – Behind the scenes (Part 2): Creating your own spoken word track

  In part one, we discussed some of the different concepts and formats used in our literary adaptations for the second edition of little red comma, which was released between August 2022 and February 2023. This part looks at three poems originally written in mother tongue languages: “Chinatown I” by Tan Chee Lay, “A Story,…

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Concepts behind little red comma works (Part 1)

Concepts behind little red comma works (Part 1)

Tusitala first worked on little red comma for Esplanade Offstage back in 2020, when we created six digital adaptations of local poets and authors’ works. Much to the team’s delight, we were commissioned again for the second edition of little red comma, which saw seven literary adaptations published monthly from August 2022 – February 2023.  Here, we…

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Putting Art on Everyone’s Plate with Local Flavours

Putting Art on Everyone’s Plate with Local Flavours

Order your next bite from Local Flavours, and let us put words in your mouth! Bringing together 15 pairs of Singapore-based illustrators and poets, this playful take on food delivery celebrates well-loved hawker dishes through an eclectic mix of cuisines and poetic styles.  Cooking up something new We came up with the idea of creating…

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Behind The Scenes of “Nightjar”

Behind The Scenes of “Nightjar”

Conceptualising Arthur Yap’s “Nightjar”, the fourth in the little red comma 6-part series was one of our most enjoyable yet challenging creations.  Why did we decide to use a 3D virtual interactive environment and what were the difficulties we encountered along the way? Firstly, we started out with a few criteria when deciding how the…

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Singapore literature, reimagined

Singapore literature, reimagined

Between August and November last year, Tusitala published six new adaptations of diverse literary works by local writers. Titled little red comma, the project saw a new poem released every fortnight and presented by our partner Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay via its Offstage website. As part of the #SGCultureAnywhere campaign, the main goal…

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