Film Screening 8 January 2022

Portraits of a Woman with Institution Series (2009-2020)

43 min 58 sec
Anna Daučíková

8 January 2022
13.00
National Awakening Museum (STOVIA) – Audio Visual Room

The series consists of:

1) Portrait of a Woman with Institution Anča Daucikova with Catholic Church
2) Portrait of a Woman with Institution_ Muda Mathis and Sus Zwick with Zweisamkheit
3) Portrait of a Woman with Institution_Hanna Hacker with UNI of Vienna
4) Portrait of a Woman with Institution Alina Lamakh with Textile Industry

Synopsis: The work examines the institution as a (woman) disciplining and normalizing place where the delegation, manipulation and personification of power takes place. 

Film Screening 18 December 2021

To Singapore, with Love (2013)

67 min 39 sec
Tan Pin Pin 

18 December 2021
13.00
National Awakening Museum (STOVIA)

Singapore political exiles, some of whom have not been home for 50 years, talk about the City of their dreams.
Director Tan Pin Pin attends a funeral in the hills of southern Thailand, a family reunion in Malaysia and goes for a drive through the English countryside, searching the world for the displaced souls of Singapore: different generations of Singaporean political exiles who have not been able to come home. Some have not returned for 50 years. They are now in their 60′s to 80′s. Some were activists, student leaders, others were card carrying communists. Though they are from different political persuasions, they all fled Singapore in the 1960’s, 1970s and 1980′s to escape the prospect of detention without trial carried out by the British Colonial Government and later, by the Singapore Government.
It is clear that while up to 50 years may have passed, the idea of Singapore is still very much on their minds. “Singapore oh Singapore, you are still on my mind, today and everyday” intones a poem written by one of them. As they recount their lives, we see a City that could have been. A love letter to Singapore, from the outside.

https://www.tosingaporewithlove.com/

Film Screening

Labour of Love – The Housewife (1974)

 

Rajendra Gour
17 min,

HD video

11 December 2021
13.00 – 13.30
National Awakening Museum (STOVIA)

 

Labour of Love – The Housewife (1974) was a bronze medal winner at the 50th American International Film Festival. This short film examines the role of the Asian woman within the realm of the home and the family, in particular the role of the housewife. The film is an early feminist take at the misconception of the non-economic value of the stay-at-home mother and wife, whose contribution to society is often underrated.
 
Supported by: Asian Film Archive.

Wild Relatives (2018)

 
Jumana Manna
64 min,
HD video
 
11 December 2021
13.30 – 14.34
National Awakening Museum (STOVIA)
Deep in the earth beneath the Arctic permafrost, seeds from all over the world are stored in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault to provide a backup should disaster strike. Wild Relatives starts from an event that has sparked media interest worldwide: in 2012 an international agricultural research center was forced to relocate from Aleppo to Lebanon due to the Syrian Revolution turned war, and began a laborious process of planting their seed collection from the Svalbard back-ups. Following the path of this transaction of seeds between the Arctic and Lebanon, a series of encounters unfold a matrix of human and non-human lives between these two distant spots of the earth. It captures the articulation between this large-scale international initiative and its local implementation in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon, carried out primarily by young migrant women. The meditative pace patiently teases out tensions between state and individual, industrial and organic approaches to seed saving, climate change and biodiversity, witnessed through the journey of these seeds.
 

Film Screening

To Singapore, with Love

67 min 39 sec
Tan Pin Pin (2013)

27 November 2021
13.00 – 14.30
National Awakening Museum (STOVIA)

Singapore political exiles, some of whom have not been home for 50 years, talk about the City of their dreams.
Director Tan Pin Pin attends a funeral in the hills of southern Thailand, a family reunion in Malaysia and goes for a drive through the English countryside, searching the world for the displaced souls of Singapore: different generations of Singaporean political exiles who have not been able to come home. Some have not returned for 50 years. They are now in their 60′s to 80′s. Some were activists, student leaders, others were card carrying communists. Though they are from different political persuasions, they all fled Singapore in the 1960’s, 1970s and 1980′s to escape the prospect of detention without trial carried out by the British Colonial Government and later, by the Singapore Government.
It is clear that while up to 50 years may have passed, the idea of Singapore is still very much on their minds. “Singapore oh Singapore, you are still on my mind, today and everyday” intones a poem written by one of them. As they recount their lives, we see a City that could have been. A love letter to Singapore, from the outside. https://www.tosingaporewithlove.com/

The Devil Opens a Night School to Teach the Secrets of Success and Failure

29 min 35 sec
Ines Doujak and John Barker (2015)

27 November 2021
14.30 – 15.00
National Awakening Museum (STOVIA)

The devil opens a night school in Kyiv to teach the secrets of succcess and failure. The curriculum includes the uses of drugs in war, the war against drugs, drugs as war and the drug of war. This wandering school will make its first stops in Ukraine and Spain, where the crises are acute and provide stark examples of the forces of profit as violence and the resultant break-downs. The artists use the figure of the devil and its many names and guises to dramatize and amalgamate the businesses of war and drugs. A movable tent with a specially designed and printed cloth on which there are horses, rotting grapes and close-up charred wood becomes the devil’s night school location. As a start the devil will offer two types of drug: heroin, as a legacy to the world from the wars in Vietnam and then Afghanistan, and crystal meth. http://at.tranzit.org/files/The_School_of_Kyiv_Guide.pdf

Me Culture / We Society

2021 Korea Research Fellow 10×10
Daehyung Lee, Art Director

28 November 2021
13.00 – 15.00
National Awakening Museum (STOVIA)

A forum of 10 curators x 10 media artists to address the social role of art, the current crisis of mankind, and a possibility of global solidarity. Find out more on www.krf10x10.com.

GUIDED TOUR

Guided Tour every Tuesday and Wednesday during the exhibition is open for the public with registration on D-7. This program is held with minimum 10 individuals and maximum 30 individuals registered per session at the museum venues. Anyone is invited to tour these venues to learn more about the artworks, ask questions, and have a deeper understanding about the discourses and presentations raised by the artists.

Photos: 

Guided Tours with Tambako Community (December 5, 2021) and Erudio Indonesia’s students (December 14, 2021). 

Credit:

Images by Gie Sanjaya