Residencies Insights: Mystic and Momok by Russell Morton

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Title

Residencies Insights: Mystic and Momok by Russell Morton

Description

Mystic and Momok by Russell Morton. Film Screening (on loop) HD video (16:9), stereo, 18min 10sec, 2021 Rating: PG
Saturday, 18 September 2021, 1:00 – 7:00pm The Screening Room Block 38 Malan Road, #01-06

Completed during the residency, Russell Morton’s latest short film revolves around the eclectic and versatile figure of Mohammad Din Mohammad (1955 – 2007). Artist and mystic, traditional healer and idiosyncratic collector of Southeast Asian cultural items, Mohammad Din Mohammad was also an actor and a silat master. Playfully disclosing the production limitations imposed by the pandemic, the film evokes Mohammad’s multifaceted personality through the faces, voices, and memories of the artist’s family members and an experimental process where affects and sounds are mediated by technology. As it unfolds, the film grows into an upbeat stream of visuals and sounds mixed by Momok, a computer algorithm created by artist bani haykal.

Mystic and Momok was commissioned by National Gallery Singapore for the exhibition Something New Must Turn Up: Six Singaporean Artists After 1965 (7 May – 22 August 2021) which featured Mohammad Din Mohammad’s works.

Date

2021-09-18

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General

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Location

Onsite (CCA)

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No

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Citation

“Residencies Insights: Mystic and Momok by Russell Morton,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed June 26, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/3906.