Conversations on and Performances for The Substation

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ITI Director T. Sasitharan (a.k.a. Sasi) contributed to the recent discussions about The Substation's vacation and eventual closure. 

'Former Substation artistic director T. Sasitharan decried this as "the saddest day in Singapore arts". 

“We have sacrificed The Substation in the name of development economics, urban planning and progress,” said the Intercultural Theatre Institute director, 62.

“The truest, most authentic site of plural, inclusive, independent, interdisciplinary art making in Singapore has fallen victim to the callous logic of bureaucracy. It’s a damning indictment of all of us, as artists, as a people and a society. All our wealth and stature and capability couldn’t save it. What have we become?”'

~ 'The Substation to close permanently after leaving Armenian Street venue", The Straits Times, 2 March 2021 

Before that, he weighed in on the importance of artist-led spaces and his thoughts on the future plans of converting The Substation into a centre for arts groups, which can be read here and here


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