06
Jan 11

Untitled

“I always say a film should have a personality. And like a person, if he or she is very popular, I would feel very suspicious. Maybe my good film is not your good film. It’s very subjective. But if I make a film that divides the audience, I feel like that’s a certain level of success. Film should divide people.” Apichatpong Weerasethakul


04
Jan 11

Untitled


01
Jan 11

An Intimate Immensity

“Cut off my arm. I say, ‘Me and my arm.’ You cut off my other arm. I say, ‘Me and my two arms.’ You take out, take out my stomach, my kidneys, assuming that were possible. And I say, ‘Me and my intestines.’ And now, if you cut off my head. Would I say, ‘Me and my head’ or ‘Me and my body’? What right has my head to call itself me?” Polanski in Le Locataire.


25
Nov 10

A Watery Programme from Singapore

This is the second year the Asian Forum on experimental cinema is held. Along with it, the first ever, EX!T 2010 – Experimental Media Art Festival in Taiwan organised by Image Movement. It brings together similiarly independently spirited groups in the region such as EXiS-Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul, China Independent Film Festival, KLEX-KL Experimental Film and Video Festival, FILMVIRUS, fuangrupa & forum lenteng. What I am most excited is the Taiwan retrospective of experimental films in Taiwan since the 30s.

The 3-day event will be presented at the GULING STREET Avant-Garde Theatre and Taipei Contemporary Art Center. Tickets are available here.

I’ve also curated a watery programme that features Riau by Zai Kuning and It’s Not That I Forgot but Rather I Chose Not to Mention by Charles Lim Yong Yi.

Date: 27 Nov 2010
Time: 11am
Venue: Taipei Contemporary Art Center

Riau is an ode to the Orang Laut (sea gypsies) by a free-spirited artist who spent years exploring the Indonesian islands south of Singapore. It’s Not That I Forgot but Rather I Chose Not to Mention is a silent one-take 50-minute live painting by a former national sailor of a man cleaning a much neglected pool filled with debris.

Watery

Curated by Tan Bee Thiam

This watery programme features Riau by Zai Kuning and It’s Not That I Forgot but Rather I Chose Not to Mention by Charles Lim Yong Yi. Riau is an ode to the Orang Laut (sea gypsies) by a free-spirited artist who spent years exploring the Indonesian islands south of Singapore. It’s Not That I Forgot but Rather I Chose Not to Mention is a silent one-take 50-minute live painting by a former national sailor of a man cleaning a much neglected pool filled with debris.


19
Oct 10

For Sompot

The movie looks back at us – David Bordwell


17
Oct 10

Flying Chariot of the Gods