A Convening: Mother Always has a Mother

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Title

A Convening: Mother Always has a Mother

Description

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, understanding, and creating what we have heard together to keep on coming into being.”

Co-presented by NTU CCA Singapore, the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, and Rockbund Art Museum, this convening builds upon the idea of a multiplicity of storytellers and intergenerational, intercultural linkages in art, activism, stories, and histories. A two-part programme, the first segment involves a conversation between artists Hồng-Ân Trương and Ranu Mukherjee (both United States), reflecting on the Wattis’ year-long research season on the practice of Trinh T. Minh-ha. The conversation will close by screening video artworks by Ranu Mukherjee, 0rphan drift, and Genevieve Quick (United States), then the convening flows into a panel discussion with short presentations by Jungmin Choi (Korea), Eunsong Kim (United States), Green Zeng (Singapore) and Billy Tang (United Kingdom/China), exploring intergenerational dialogues, transnational and diasporic identities, and activism in creative practice and public life.

10.00 – 11.00am
In Conversation: Hồng-Ân Trương (United States) and Ranu Mukherjee (United States), moderated by Kim Nguyen (Canada/United States)

11.00 – 11.20am
Video Art Screenings: Home and the World (2015) and Dear Future (2020) by Ranu Mukherjee(United States), IF AI / AIBOHPORTSUALC (2020) by 0rphan drift (Ranu Mukherjee and Maggie Roberts), and Planet Celadon: Operation Completed (2020) by Genevieve Quick (United States)

11.30am – 1.00pm
Panel Discussion: The Welling Up and the Very Coursing of Water: On the Transnational, the Transgenerational, and the Diasporic
Moderators: Kim Nguyen and Dr Karin Oen (United States/Singapore)
Panelists: Jungmin Choi (Korea), Eunsong Kim (Korea/United States), and Green Zeng (Singapore)
Respondent: Billy Tang (United Kingdom/China)

Date

2020-12-12

Coverage

Programme Item Type Metadata

Short Description

This convening builds upon the idea of a multiplicity of storytellers and intergenerational, intercultural linkages in art, activism, stories, and histories.

Programme Type

Audience

General

Location

Online

Collaboration

Yes

Commissioned Work

No

Education

No

Collection

Citation

“A Convening: Mother Always has a Mother,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed June 26, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/2676.