Two new documentaries and several rarely seen ones at the Singapore Biennale 2011!
The Biennale will host the Singapore premiere of The Impossibility of Knowing and the international premier of Snow City. The premiere takes place on Sat, 13 Mar, at the Singapore Art Museum. It will be followed by a Q&A between Matthew Ngui, the Biennale’s director and myself. There after, the works will be screening in a loop at SAM’s Moving Image Gallery on a loop from 13 Mar-14 May.
Please watch out too for Moving House 1997, (21 min, 1997) my first film made while I was still lawyering. Its a film about my great grandfather’s exhumation. Look out too for “Ivan Polunin’s Sound Archive” (5 min, 2008). The former was edited by Jasmine Ng Kin Kia who was instrumental in pulling it all together.
In other news:
The Impossibility of Knowing is also screening in competition at Visions du Reel, Nyon, Switzerland, land of Helvetica in April. I hope to be in attendance.
Finally, I have been invited to present my films at Flaherty Seminar in New York. The legendary documentary film seminar where participants put themselves through 7 days of watching, breathing and dreaming films from dawn to dusk. I learnt so much from the Flaherty as a grad student many years ago. I look forward intensely to this experience again.