Free Jazz IV. Geomancers Screening Programme: Inventing Miracle: The Rice to Power, Chu Hao Pei (Singapore)

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Free Jazz IV. Geomancers Screening Programme: Inventing Miracle: The Rice to Power, Chu Hao Pei (Singapore)

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Blk 38 Malan Road, The Single Screen
2021, Single Channel Video, HD, 9'59"

A dietary mainstay across Asia, rice is the common grain which is familiar to all. Inventing Miracle: The Rice to Power unpacks relations between rice and politics in Southeast Asia at the peak of the Cold War. Overlooked in many historical accounts of the era, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), a U.S.-backed institution, was established in the early 1960s in the Philippines. Through crossbreeding and genetic manipulation, the IRRI engineered a high-yielding variety of rice—IR8, popularised as ‘Miracle Rice’—to avert impending food crises and assert the dominance of the United States in the region. Lacing together archival footage related to this initiative, Inventing Miracle shows how rice technology has been employed as a strategic tool at the service of geopolitical agendas.

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14 - 23 January 2022

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A dietary mainstay across Asia, rice is the common grain which is familiar to all. Inventing Miracle: The Rice to Power unpacks relations between rice and politics in Southeast Asia at the peak of the Cold War.

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General

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Onsite (CCA)

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“Free Jazz IV. Geomancers Screening Programme: Inventing Miracle: The Rice to Power, Chu Hao Pei (Singapore),” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed June 26, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/4201.