State of Motion 2018: Sejarah-ku explores film as a site of cultural and ideological production in the last decade of pre-independence Singapore.
Revisiting and reactivating snippets of our national past, Sejarah-ku (translation: ‘my history’) presents a selection of seminal Malay-language films produced by the former Shaw Malay Film Productions Ltd, as well as a diverse lineup of artworks and performances created in response to the films.
For the first time, State of Motion will travel offshore, taking engagement with the arts to a whole new level through a boat ride, culminating with a performance conceptualised by local arts veteran Noor Effendy Ibrahim.
The programme’s opening weekend will feature specially-commissioned performance pieces such as artists performances by NADA, Muhammad Izdi & Zaki Razak and a theatrical piece directed by Malay theatre practitioner Irfan Kasban.
Held at locations across the island, the programme includes free film screenings and talks at the Malay Heritage Centre, and an open exhibition at the National Library Building featuring artworks curated by Kamiliah Bahdar and a sculptural work by Singaporean artist Khairulddin Wahab. The programme also features a guided bus tour, enabling visitors to engage with artworks by artists Izzad Radzali Shah, Wu Jun Han, Tan Peiling, Liana Yang, Salleh Japar, and Boedi Wijaya at various locations around Singapore.
National Library Building, 100 Victoria St, Singapore 188064
Former Studio of Shaw Malay Film Productions Ltd, 12A Jalan Ampas, Singapore 329516
Malay Heritage Centre, 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198501
Changi Point Ferry Terminal, 51 Lor Bekukong, Singapore 499172
Free admission to the exhibition, talks, and screenings
Tours are ticketed: $15 (Mainland) | $12 (Offshore)
When: 12 Jan - 11 Feb 2018,