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
Singapore Calligraphy Centre
21 January 2018
This is The Chinese Calligraphy Society of Singapore’s annual national traditional event to welcome a new spring and celebrate the Lunar New Year. The Guest-of-Honour for the event is Mr. Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information, and Health.