Thursday February 24th 2011, 9:07 pm
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Here’s a still from “Snow City” which will have its international premiere at the Singapore Biennale. Its an accidental film because it was made while we were fiddling with my extensive but random archive of Singapore scenes. Fiddling, fiddling, fiddling, and at some point we realised that the material actually held together. Held together by what, its still hard to say. It felt dreamlike while we were editing it so you could say it was held together by a feverish dream.
Its a short work and my partners in crime are editors by Sun Koh and Inez Ang.
Presenting SNOW CITY
Singapore Biennale 2011 and other news
Thursday February 24th 2011, 8:53 pm
Filed under: News
Two new documentaries and several rarely seen ones at the Singapore Biennale 2011!
The Biennale will host the Singapore premiere of The Impossibility of Knowing and the international premier of Snow City. The premiere takes place on Sat, 13 Mar, at the Singapore Art Museum. It will be followed by a Q&A between Matthew Ngui, the Biennale’s director and myself. There after, the works will be screening in a loop at SAM’s Moving Image Gallery on a loop from 13 Mar-14 May.
Please watch out too for Moving House 1997, (21 min, 1997) my first film made while I was still lawyering. Its a film about my great grandfather’s exhumation. Look out too for “Ivan Polunin’s Sound Archive” (5 min, 2008). The former was edited by Jasmine Ng Kin Kia who was instrumental in pulling it all together.
In other news:
The Impossibility of Knowing is also screening in competition at Visions du Reel, Nyon, Switzerland, land of Helvetica in April. I hope to be in attendance.
Finally, I have been invited to present my films at Flaherty Seminar in New York. The legendary documentary film seminar where participants put themselves through 7 days of watching, breathing and dreaming films from dawn to dusk. I learnt so much from the Flaherty as a grad student many years ago. I look forward intensely to this experience again.