This April, we observe one year since Singapore’s Circuit Breaker through a series of touching short films on facing crises. From a Wes Anderson-ish quirky animation on mistaken identities to a short time-lapse documentary on the lives of plants, these films explore the anxieties and remedies of being stuck in a state of unknowing; charting stories that allow for connection and contemplation in these uncertain times.
All five short films will be screened back-to-back in each session. Walk-ins are accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis, subject to venue capacity.
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Night Garden (2019)
Kyath Battie (Canada) | 6 min
Battie captures the isolation of living with a terminal illness through a series of telephone conversations with her mother, who tries to reconcile facing cancer for a fourth time.
Pripyat Piano (2020)
Eliška Cílková (Czech Republic) | 18 min
Cílková creates a musical ode to the remaining pianos in Pripyat, a town that has been abandoned for thirty years after the Chernobyl tragedy.
Cat Days (2018)
Jon Frickey (Germany, Japan) | 11 min
Jiro feels sick. His father takes him to see the doctor, who diagnoses a harmless case of the cat flu and deduces that Jiro must be a cat. Frickey’s painterly style breathes life into this quirky animated short about identity crisis.
Xavi Bou (Spain) | 3 min
Bou visualises the beauty of bird flight paths in this mesmerizing short film that captures the dance-like movements of starlings in winter.
Eric Stewart (USA)| 5 min
Featuring time-lapses of cacti and succulent over the course of a year on 16mm film, Helios is a tender documentation on the lives of plants.
Venue: ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, Expression Gallery, Level 4
When: 1 - 30 Apr 2021, 10am, 11.15am