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Presented by The Necessary Stage (TNS) as a Fringe Highlight for M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2012: Art and Faith
Production Manager & Lighting Designer: Kimberly Kwa
Videographer: Lim Teck Siang
Photographer: Samantha Tio
Original performance of Brother Cane (1993) by Josef Ng
Video documentation of Brother Cane (1993) by Ray Langenbach
Video documentation of Cane (2011) by Joseph D. Carr
In 1993, Singaporean artist Josef Ng’s performance Brother Cane resulted in a public debate over obscenity in performance art and a subsequent ten-year restriction of the licensing and funding of performance art in Singapore.
Cane consists of a re-enactment of Brother Cane based on an eyewitness account by artist Ray Langenbach and a performative lecture reconstructing incidents surrounding the event.