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Wen, a political detainee, is released after many years of imprisonment. Arrested without trial for being an alleged communist, he returns, an old man, to an uneasy reunion with his children. Wen also wanders through the city to see how his homeland…

Free Jazz III. Sound. Walks. The sound of the harmonium is tightly woven into the history and culture of Bangladesh, but for artist Reetu Sattar, it is not just an instrument. In her performance piece Harano Sur (Lost Tune), she uses it as a way to…

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Co-produced by NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore and Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) for st_age, an online platform for new commissions initiated by TBA21 as a response to the Covid-19 crisis. It is a provocation to artists,…

In “Grandma’s Story,” the last chapter of artist, filmmaker and theorist Trinh T. Minh-ha’s Woman, Native, Other (1989), she writes that, “The story depends upon every one of us to come into being. It needs us all, needs our remembering,…

What does it mean to “look” cross-culturally? This film follows up on this question by creating a visual journey through Vietnam. Instead of following the established patterns of the classic documentary, Takesue creates an experimental experience…

The Time is Now. (I+II), Heidrun Holzfeind, 2019Colour, sound, 48 minRating: PGHolzfeind is interested in architectural and social utopias that create an alternative living. She documents the shamanistic rituals of the Japanese improvisation/noise…

Co-produced by NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore and Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) for st_age Single channel HD Video, colour, sound, 16 min, 16:9 Deep in the tropical rainforest of Southeast Asia, a series of incantations…

Archive footage from the first conference of the 1961 Non-Aligned Movement, otherwise known as the Belgrade Conference, presenting historical events from the meeting. The inaugural conference was initiated by three key figures: Josip Broz Tito,…

This film presents an almost journalistic report of the female textile workers and male military soldiers in the Macedonian village of Stip. Interwoven with military footage and shots of the village, the alternating scenes present the two groups in…

The Litany of Happy People is a song-film about the diverse group of people living harmoniously in rural Vojvodina, an autonomous province of Serbia known for its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic identity. The film presents families with multi-ethnic…
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