Residencies OPEN One Day We’ll Understand Performative Reading by Sim Chi Yin (Singapore), Artist-in-Residence

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Title

Residencies OPEN One Day We’ll Understand Performative Reading by Sim Chi Yin (Singapore), Artist-in-Residence

Description

Through the device of a letter, Sim Chi Yin addresses her late grandfather. The first-person narrative takes us on a cinematic journey into landscapes and historiographies, memories and remnants of the anti-colonial war in British Malaya, a period of insurgency which was labeled “Malayan Emergency” (1948-1960) by the colonial rulers. By weaving together words and visuals, this voice-driven act slowly unfolds a palimpsest of untold family stories, inter-generational traumas, and forgotten wars raising questions about who gets to remember, who gets to be remembered, and how.

[content warning] The programme includes images that may be disturbing to some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.

This event is part of Residencies OPEN, 22 & 23 January 2021.

Date

22 - 23 February 2021

Contributor

Coverage

Programme Item Type Metadata

Short Description

Through the device of a letter, Sim Chi Yin addresses her late grandfather. The first-person narrative takes us on a cinematic journey into landscapes and historiographies, memories and remnants of the anti-colonial war in British Malaya, a period of insurgency which was labeled “Malayan Emergency” (1948-1960) by the colonial rulers.

Programme Type

Audience

General

Location

Onsite (CCA)

Collaboration

No

Commissioned Work

No

Education

No

Collection

Citation

“Residencies OPEN One Day We’ll Understand Performative Reading by Sim Chi Yin (Singapore), Artist-in-Residence,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed June 27, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/2923.