The Brook's Clown

The Brook’s Clown

Project Year: 2019
Publisher: Achates 360

A cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary collaboration between artistes from France and Singapore, The Brook’s Clown is a one of-its-kind, hard-cover, large format photographic-and-comic artbook, combining on-site photography of renowned French theatrical talents Jean Lambert-wild and Marc Goldberg (in their roles as Gramblanc and Hatoff) at Singapore’s landmarks, taken by local director Ler Jiyuan, with illustration by leading figure in the local contemporary comics scene, Koh Hong Teng.

It incorporates philosophical undertones of one’s inner battles between materialism and intrinsic values, distractions from one’s life purpose, and the pursuit of happiness.

The artbook will be launched at its own exhibition at the National Library in conjunction with the Voilah! Festival, and will be the final installation of the Talking Clown Trilogy.

Find out what touched Jean (Gramblanc) and left a lasting impression on him about Singapore

About the story
Hatoff (Marc Goldberg) has organised a very important meeting in Singapore and excitedly calls upon his old friend, Gramblanc The Clown (Jean Lambert-wild) to join him. Soon however, because of Gramblanc’s antics, Hatoff forgets every detail about the meeting.

Led by Gramblanc’s impetuousness, Hatoff’s gluttony, and some mythical creatures, the pair begin their whimsical adventure through Singapore’s local landmarks and familiar heartlands – from Raffles Place MRT, Bishan Park, to Teck Ghee Court Market & Food Centre and more. Some locales even served as part of their storyline, for example, Hatoff’s frightening and immersive experience at Haw Par Villa’s Ten Courts of Hell. After a colourful adventure, did Hatoff and Gramblanc make it to the meeting? Or did a twist of fate bring them elsewhere?

Hear from Marc (Hatoff) about their adventure shooting at one of the main cultural landmarks in Singapore

Special cover treatment

The Brook's Clown

Snippets of the photographic-and-comic content

Retail Outlets

The book is available for purchase at S$44.90 (incl. GST) per copy at the following:

Achates 360
1 Irving Place, #05-02, The Commerze@Irving, Singapore 369546. Tel: 6292 0492
(Opens Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm except Public Holidays)

Books Kinokuniya Singapore (Main Store)
Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road, #04-20/20B/20C Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238872. Tel: 6737 5021
(Opening hours: Sun to Fri: 10am to 9.30pm & Sat – 10am to 10pm)
Or purchase online here

The Farm Store
111 Middle Rd, #01-01, National Design Centre, Singapore 188969. Tel: 6292 0492
(Opening hours: Mon to Sat: 11am to 8pm. Closed on Sun and Public Holidays)

Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookshop
45 Maxwell Road, #01-01, Singapore 069118. Tel: 6292 0492
(Opening hours: Mon to Fri: 10am to 7pm. Sat: 10am to 2pm. Closed on Sun and Public Holidays)

Retail Outlets

The book is available for purchase at S$44.90 (incl. GST) per copy online or at the following:

Achates 360
1 Irving Place, #05-02, The Commerze@Irving, Singapore 369546. Tel: 6292 0492
(Opens Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm except Public Holidays)

Books Kinokuniya Singapore (Main Store)
Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road, #04-20/20B/20C Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238872. Tel: 6737 5021
(Opening hours: Sun to Fri: 10am to 9.30pm & Sat – 10am to 10pm)
Or purchase online here

The Farm Store
111 Middle Rd, #01-01, National Design Centre, Singapore 188969. Tel: 6292 0492
(Opening hours: Mon to Sat: 11am to 8pm. Closed on Sun and Public Holidays)

Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookshop
45 Maxwell Road, #01-01, Singapore 069118. Tel: 6292 0492
(Opening hours: Mon to Fri: 10am to 7pm. Sat: 10am to 2pm. Closed on Sun and Public Holidays)

Events

The Brook’s Clown Exhibition

Exhibition Period: 26 Oct to 30 Nov 2019, 10.00am to 9.00pm daily

Venue: National Library, Level 9 Promenade, 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064

Admission: Free

Events

The Brook’s Clown Exhibition

Exhibition Period: 26 Oct to 30 Nov 2019, 10.00am to 9.00pm daily

Venue: National Library, Level 9 Promenade, 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064

Admission: Free

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Phone
+65 6292 0492

Address
1 Irving Place, #05-02
The Commerze@Irving,
Singapore 369546