Collective Form is a screening of short films that explore themes of space and identity. Curated by Objectifs, the event will showcase films by well-known Singaporean visual artists including Ang Soo Koon, Joo Choon Lin, Brian Gothong Tan, Ho Tzu Nyen and Vertical Submarine.
ANG SOO KOON
Exorcise Me / 3 min / Experimental / 2013 / Rating TBC
Exorcise Me addresses coming-of-age anxiety, teenage alienation and the confusing phase between childhood and adulthood. The title references the unease an adolescent feels within his or her own skin, and the yearning to get rid of newfangled fears and unfamiliar emotions.
Birthday Cake / 1:42 min / Experimental / 2011 / PG
Birthday Cake and candles counting.
Sewing Room / 2005 / 5 min / Experimental / PG
The craft of the monotonous daily routine of a sewing room extends beyond its contained realm.
JOO CHOON LIN
The Beat Of The City That Freezed / 8:43 min / Animation / 2010 / PG
Integrating the historic significance and contemporary landscape of the Senn Kaikan building (an abandoned textile shop), The Beat of the City that Freezed is a site-specific work made for
the Aichi Triennale 2010. The animation features sculptural pieces that are made with photographs of street objects printed on fabric and a water monster inspired by the Kappa from Japanese mythology.
Supersensible Realm / 3:47 min / Experimental / 2011 / Rating TBC
Supersensible Realm deals with obsolescent tools and investigates rudimentary technologies to
apprehend the nature of current hi-tech life and our relationship with technology.
HO TZU NYEN
The Bohemian Rhapsody Project / 6 min / Experimental / 2006 / Rating TBC
The Bohemian Rhapsody Project features spoken dialogue constituted entirely by the lyrics of Queen’s 1975 hit, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, and set in the former Supreme Court of Singapore. The film was at once a courtroom drama, a documentary of its own production, a record of its audition process as well as a vehicle that solicits the spectators’ participation in a collective act
of mental karaoke.
BRIAN GOTHONG TAN
Imelda Goes To Singapore / 2:35 min / Experimental / 2006 / PG
A comic reverie that features the likeness of former First Lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos as a household maid in Singapore performing her favourite song, Dahil Sa Iyo. This satire on
the musical genre is also a darkly political allegory of the Marcos regime.
The Forest / 13 min / Experimental / 2014 / Rating TBC
A surrealistic encounter with a pair of blond twins who are diorama artists portraying miniature disasters in fish tanks.
Seats are limited to the free screening. Pre-registration required to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collective Form is supported by the National Arts Council and is part of part of the Singapore Art Week (17 – 25 January 2015).
Where: Objectifs Gallery, 56A Arab Street
When: 2 screening times:
1. 21 Jan 2015, Wed, 7.30pm to 8.30pm
2. 24 Jan 2015, Sat, 4pm to 5pm
When: 21 Jan 2015, 7.30pm - 8.30pm