CINEMA SEA-ME-WE is a multidisciplinary project and series of films by artist Virgile Fraisse (born Paris 1990). The acronym — SEA- ME-WE — stands for “South East Asia, the Middle East and Western Europe”, and is the name of a submarine fiber-optic cable which links Singapore and Marseille via Mumbai, Karachi, Alexandria, Suez, Palermo, Tunisia and Algeria. This screening in two parts presents four films made by Virgile Fraisse between 2015 and 2018. The last film SEA-ME-WE 3 was shot in Singapore in 2018. The films highlight the underlying materiality of contemporary
networked communications. They also explore the political, cultural and economic circumstances which have shaped the trajectory of the SEA-ME- WE cable.
Mixing fiction with documentary, the narratives of the films leave viewers to imagine the oblique as well as direct impacts of the cable’s high-speed technology. The screening SEA-ME-WE 3 on 9 NOV will be followed by a Q&A session with Virgile Fraisse.
Part 1: 8 November 2019 | 7pm to 8.30pm
Part 2: 9 November 2019 | 3pm to 4.30pm
Venue: LASELLE College of the Arts
When: 8 - 9 Nov 2019,