Not Housed: History of Experimental Cinema in Singapore

Ticket Price: Free

03 Dec 2023, Sun | 2:00PM - 3:30PM / 90 min

Multipurpose Studios A & B, Aliwal Arts Centre

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Hothouse, #02-10 Aliwal Arts Centre
Opening hours: 11am–6pm daily
Admission: Free

Not Housed: History of Experimental Cinema in Singapore
Aliwal Arts Centre, Multipurpose Studios A & B
3 Dec, 2–3:30pm
Admission: Free with Registration

Singapore’s experimental film scene is constantly negotiating its position in relation to dominant modes of production. Not Housed examines how the afterlife of filmic experiments—whether remembered or forgotten—is contingent on the manifold ways film practitioners use different contexts and spaces. By facilitating an open archive through physical and digital interventions, this programme serves as a platform for the critical discussion and expansion of cinematic practices that have remained homeless.

The archive aims to consolidate and connect the different aspects of cultural production relating to experimental film—such as education, filmic works, practitioners, screening venues and festivals—housing the data in an interactive 3D visual archive that is publicly accessible and continually updated.


TEOW Yue Han


Teow Yue Han is an interdisciplinary artist exploring the interface between performance and technology. He creates situations where gestures and social interactions can be interrogated, rehearsed and renewed. Yue Han is a founding member of Hothouse and INTER–MISSION, an art collective focusing on technology in art.


Federico RUBERTO


Federico Ruberto is a writer-architect with a PhD in “Philosophy, Art and Critical Thought”. He produces projects that intersect digital (platforms) and physical space (buildings), infra-structures (planetary urbanism), political economy, technology (of self) and (artificial) ecologies. Federico runs media-lab formAxioms, he is part of collective HotHouse, and partner of architectural office reMIX Studio. He teaches at National University of Singapore.


SAM I-shan

Cambodia / Singapore

Sam I-shan is an independent curator focusing on moving image, photography, and art and politics. She programmes for film festivals, specialising in artist films and video, and Southeast Asian cinema, working with SGIFF, Art SG and Videoex Zurich. She was previously curator at National Gallery Singapore, Singapore Art Museum and Esplanade Visual Arts. Exhibitions include Nowhere Here (SIPF), Sim Chi Yin: One Day We’ll Understand (Rencontres d’Arles, France), Cao Fei, Georgette Chen: At Home in the World (NGS), and Afterimage: Contemporary Photography in Southeast Asia (SAM). At SAM, she headed moving image initiatives and co-programmed the annual Southeast Asian Film Festival. She lives and works in Singapore and Cambodia.


Spain / Singapore

Fran Borgia is the founder and producer of Akanga Film Asia. Born in Spain, he has been based in Singapore since 2004 and has produced critically acclaimed films such as A Land Imagined (2018), which won the Golden Leopard at Locarno. His recent producing credits include Tomorrow Is a Long Time and Tiger Stripes, both of which were released this year and are screening at the festival.

HO Rui An


Ho Rui An is an artist and writer working in the intersections of contemporary art, cinema, performance and theory. In 2019, he was awarded the International Film Critics’ (FIPRESCI) Prize at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany.

Photo Credit: Eike Walkenhorst

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