Image Caption: Gallery Impression, SHIMURAbros Road Movie – Road To Singapore, video installation, plastic crates/size: 340 x 110 x 85 cm, NUS Museum, 2013
Straddling the realms between the archaeology and histories of film and the moving image, the SHIMURAbros discovered that one of the earliest films to be made in the genre of the travel film was titled Road To Singapore, a 1940 comedy flick featuring Anthony Quinn. Working with the Sherd Library of the Lee Kong Chian Gallery, the artists focus on the archaeological materials of Dr. John Miksic and produce a video-based installation using plastic crates that are used to house the archeologists’ shards.
ROAD MOVIE – Road to Singapore is a film that follows the trajectory of movement recorded as a shadow of the moving subject, opening a site where contemporary audiences can (re)live the feelings of the archaeological object and the people related in its history.
ROAD MOVIE was originally presented as part of OMNILOGUE: Your Voice is Mine.
Exhibit: SHIMURAbros: ROAD MOVIE – Road to Singapore
Dates: Till 20 July 2014
Hours: 10am – 7.30pm (Tue to Sat); 10am – 6pm (Sun); closed on Mon & PH.
Venue: NUS Museum, Lee Kong Chian Gallery, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent