Residencies OPEN: Russell Morton

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Residencies OPEN: Russell Morton

Description

Saturday, 18 September 2021, 1:00 ­– 7:00 pm Block 37 Malan Road, #01­-02 & Block 38 Malan Road, #01-06

Residencies OPEN showcases the diversity of contemporary art practices and the divergent ways in which artists conceive of an artwork with the studio as a constant space for experimentation and research. For the past six months, Russell Morton has dived deep into gathering research materials and audiovisual references for the script of his first feature film. Inspired by a not well-known historical event—a prison riot which took place in Pulau Senang before Singapore’s independence—, the film interweaves the horrific events of the bloody riot with regional folklore. This open studio session presents a generous selection of archival materials, oral histories, and sound recordings relevant to the development of the script as well as the documentation (shot on Super 8mm film) of the artist’ site visits to a kelong, a type of vernacular architecture on the verge of disappearing that will feature prominently in the film.

Date

2021-09-18

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Short Description

For the past six months, Russell Morton has dived deep into gathering research materials and audiovisual references for the script of his first feature film.

Audience

General

Programme Series

Location

Onsite (CCA)

Collaboration

No

Commissioned Work

No

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Citation

“Residencies OPEN: Russell Morton,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed January 19, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/3903.