IMPERMANENCE

Magia / Gérard Cairaschi / France / 2010 / 6’35 / 16:9
A young boy molds objects with clay, which he subsequently manipulates, combines and associates in an obscure ritual. As the objects/representations he creates coalesce and develop a narrative, the rapid alternation of images on the screen imbricate and shape images/apparitions that only cinema’s “lanterna magica” and the magic of editing are able to produce.

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Seeya in elektrik dreamz / Nelson Yeo / Singapore / 2011 / 20’ / 16:9
Seeya in elektrik dreamz talks about a tale of four people confronting the end of the world. Based on a post apocalyptic set, the film portrays a different and foreign sight to Singapore local landscapes. A visually driven story that questions ourselves if time has lost its purpose and would one rather live on an alternative world.

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Aftermath (in memory of his body) / Nose Chan & Christopher Lau / Hong Kong /2004 / 13’57 / 4:3
Aftermath investigates both the choreographer and video director’s point of view for the memory of a dying body. Taking the body as both the object and the subject, this piece abstracts the “time and space” of a dying body. The time travel of a spirit (or the soul) parallel to the “flash-back” happens in one’s mind right before his/her body dies.

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Old Choi’s Film / Bin Chuen Choi / Germany-China / 2002 / 18’ / 4:3
Old Choi’s film is a documentary about the last seven weeks in the life of the artist’s father in Hong Kong. Whenever he came to visit from Berlin, he would take photographs or video of his father. When he learned that his father had been diagnosed with the advanced stages of cancer, he decided to capture as much time with him as possible on his camcorder.

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Vakratunda SwahaVakratunda Swaha / Ashish Avikunthak / India / 2010 / 21’ / 4:3
In 1997, Ashish Avikunthak filmed a sequence – a friend immersing an idol of Ganesha at Chowpati beach, Bombay on the last day of the Ganapati festival. A year later, his friend committed suicide. The artist completed the film twelve years later by using his footage and creating this requiem to a dead friend. 
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EARTH [cinema] / Tzu Nyen Ho / Singapore / 2009-10 / 42′ / 16:9
We see the site of an unknown disaster, the debris of history that constitutes the story of Earth. Fifty humans are lying there drifting between consciousness and unconsciousness, life and death. Occasionally, one of them emerges into the foreground – clenching a fist, batting an eyelid, or shedding tears for his neighbour. At other times, these figures recede from the light, losing their individual shapes to form a gigantic organism, breathing in unison, pulsating like a jellyfish on their journey across Earth.

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