State of Motion 2018: Sejarah-ku

State of Motion 2018: Sejarah-ku

12 January – 11 February 2018
National Library Plaza
Malay Heritage Centre
Jalan Ampas
Shaw Villa
Former Nicoll Drive Park
Punggol Beach
Pulau Ubin
Sungei Serangoon
Opening Weekend
12 January, 7pm | NLB Plaza
13 January, 6pm | Malay Heritage Centre
14 January, 2pm | Malay Heritage Centre

Mainland Tours
20, 21, 28 January, 12 tours per day, 6 time slots

Offshore Tour
27 January, 10 tours

Film Screenings at Malay Heritage Centre
Every Wednesday and Thursday from 17 January
Admission Fees Apply

State of Motion 2018: Sejarah-ku

State of Motion 2018: Sejarah-ku explores film as a site of cultural and ideological production in the last decade of pre-independence Singapore. Revisiting and reactivating snippets of our national past, Sejarah-ku (Malay for 'my history') comprises a selection of seminal Malay-language films produced by the now-defunct Shaw Malay Film Productions Ltd, as well as a diverse lineup of artworks and performances made in response to the films. 

A key feature of the programme is its very special opening weekend, which features performances by NADA, Muhammad Izdi & Zaki Razak, and a theatrical piece directed by Irfan Kasban. The specially-commissioned performance pieces are open to the public throughout the weekend, alongside free film screenings. 

The artworks produced for this edition are curated by Kamiliah Bahdar, and include a sculptural work by Khairulddin Wahab, that will accompany the open exhibition at the NLB Plaza. The guided bus tour features artworks in various locations around Singapore by Izzad Radzali Shah, Wu Jun Han, Tan Peiling, Mintio, Salleh Japar, and Boedi Widjaja. For the first time, State of Motion travels offshore on a boat ride with a performance conceived by akulah BIMBO SAKTI. The programme also includes free film screenings and talks at the Malay Heritage Centre. 

Sri Menanti, 1958. Image courtesy of Wong Han Min
The Substation
20 January 2018
As part of her Walking Workshop with art and design students from various institutions, Amanda will revisit the 1999 version of Let’s Walk in a live performance with the student-participants, beginning at The Substation and ending at the Merlion Park.
Singapore Art Museum
27 November 2017 – 13 March 2018
From colliding bullets frozen in a ballistics gel block, to stop motion music videos and a vivid imagining of a post-apocalyptic future, observe the shifting boundaries between moving image, film and art in Singapore Art Museum’s latest exhibition, Cinerama: Art and the Moving Image in Southeast Asia.