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Learn More about Singapore's Film History Through a Half-Day Guided Tour!

By Flora  /  13 Jan 2016 (Wednesday)

Hop on the State of Motion tour bus and learn more about Singapore’s film history and culture through guided tours at five key filming locations from selected films!

Visitors will also be able to find more information on Singapore films in the exhibition’s pop-up library as well as a map of the various locations featured in the exhibition.

State of Motion (Singapore Art Week 2016)
Tour dates: Jan 16 - Jan 24 2016
Time: 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM (various time schedules)
Venue: National Library, Level 8
Pax per group: 11
Ticket Pricing: $12

(Find out more about the event & book your tickets here!)

State of Motion retraces these places with Singaporean artist and filmmaker, Toh Hun Ping through his extensive research on 20th century Singapore films and their filming locations. With a focus on a selection of classic Cathay-Keris films, audiences go on a trip to these film locations where an artwork responding to both the film and its site awaits them. Participants are encouraged to not just remember but to re-imagine the film and an ever-changing Singapore landscape.

Programme Outline
The starting point of State of Motion will feature a pop-up exhibition curated by the Singapore Film Locations Archive, focusing on the films of the Cathay-Keris Studio and the important landmarks related to this slice of history.

Tour participants will see a presentation of short excerpts from selected Cathay-Keris films, including iconic titles like Chinta Kaseh Sayang (My Darling Love, 1965), Korban Fitnah (Victim of Slander, 1959), Mat Tiga Suku (Mat Crazy, 1965), Che Mamat Parang Tumpol (Black Hand Gang, 1960) and Sumpah Pontianak (The Curse of Pontianak, 1958).

The tour will visit five filming locations ranging from the former kampongs in Siglap, to the old Outram Prison and the iconic Queen Elizabeth Walk. Each stop will feature a site-specific artwork, created by Singapore-based artists Kin Chui, Mark Thia, Hafiz Osman, Stephanie Jane Burt and Mike HJ Chang and curated by Kent Chan.

Tour Locations and Featured Films
Starting Point: Level 8 Promenade, National Library Building 

1. Old Outram Prison; Korban Fitnah (Victim of Slander, 1959)
2. Esplanade Park; Chinta Kaseh Sayang (My Darling Love, 1965)
3. Merdeka Bridge; Che Mamat Parang Tumpol (Black Hand Gang, 1960)
4. Former Kampong Siglap; Sumpah Pontianak (The Curse of Pontianak, 1958)
5. Forest on undeveloped land, the site for a pilot east coast reclamation scheme in the 1960s; Mat Tiga Suku (Mat Crazy, 1965)

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