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Bee Gees Gold
Experience the timeless magic of the brothers Gibb all over again with the ultimate Bee Gees tribute band straight from Las Vegas! Relive the glory days of the Bee Gees, during the 60's and late 70's, as three international performers recreate their unique look and sound. John Acosta (Barry), Daryl Borges (Robin) and Jeff Celentano (Maurice) come together as the brothers, complete with the falsettos that made them legends, and detailed vocal stylings to wow. You'll feel like you just witnessed the Bee Gees Live! Take a trip down memory lane with early hits like 'I started a joke', 'Massachusetts' and get feet tapping with the later Disco anthems 'Stayin' Alive' and 'You Should Be Dancing'. Don't miss out on two amazing nights of bringing back the Bee Gees fever! Click Here For Theatre Conditions of Entry
Chandler's Comedy Night
Can things get any funnier? Yes, they can, at Chandler's Comedy Night! Join us at Central Perk (F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Themed Cafe) for a night of laughs! Featuring local and international comedians who bring you jokes and funny stories from all walks of life, Chandler's Comedy Night will make you laugh like you never have before. Warning: Hilarity and abs training guaranteed.
CIRCUS! SCIENCE UNDER THE BIG TOP!
Get ready for Circus! Science Under The Big Top as it comes to the Science Centre Singapore from 28 October 2017 to 18 March 2018.The exhibition highlights how science has always had an important role in the circus and how circus relies upon a balance of artistry and science to meet new challenges and fulfil audience expectations. Just as science can satisfy our need to understand, the circus meets our need to be amazed, thrilled and even perplexed.Visitors will learn the science behind the circus by performing, examining and watching the art. They will also be invited to hold various circus acts up to scrutiny, investigating illusion versus reality, pseudo-science versus science. Visitors will ''live the science'' through the magic of the circus.The exhibition will showcase a collection of exhibits that visitors can try on. Below are some of them: Elastic Acrobatics - visitors will gain a better understanding of what it feels like by performing their own tricks while hanging in mid-air with a safety harness strapped around them; The High Wire - visitors will strap themselves into a harness and see if they can make it across a nine-foot-high cable; Balance Bar - visitors are challenged to maintain their balance, not allowing their feet to strike the ground; Contortionist - visitors can explore the art of getting into small spaces; Clown Alley - visitors will see some tools of the trade and will be able to try them out in the costume and role play area. any many more!Magic shows and activities will also form part of this interactive and educational extravaganza!
Coffee Morning & Afternoon Tea Lov...
If you love evergreen hits as much as Uberjam, you’re in for a ball of a time! Making their Coffee Morning & Afternoon Tea debut, these uber talented musicians will be playing your favourite songs by Captain & Tennille, Bee Gees, Diana Ross, The Beatles and many more!(Performed in English.)Vouchers for coffee/tea will be provided at each performance. Limited to one voucher per ticket.
da:ns festival 2017 Coffee Chats
What is dance about? How do choreographers think when creating a dance piece? Why dance? What challenges do these artists have? How does one run a dance company? After creating a work, how do you bring it to a local audience? A global audience?If you have burning questions about dance and how it is created, performed or organised, here is your chance to get answers.Coffee Chats is a rare opportunity to have an intimate conversation with a dance artist or practitioner over coffee and dessert from Suzette, so come on down for this one-on-one and get ready to be enlightened. Come prepared to fill your mind, soul and body at Coffee Chats.Click here for the full schedule and detailed write up of the respective dance artist or practitioner.
Dreams & Fantasies Braddell Height...
Let your imagination run free with Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra in a celebration of the most memorable film, stage and video game music. Featuring the works of iconic composers like John Williams (Schindler’s List), Joe Hisaishi (My Neighbour Totoro and Spirited Away), Boublil & Schönberg (Les Misérables) and Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy), Dreams & Fantasies pays tribute to these contemporary classics.Adrian Tan, conductorClarence Lee, pianoDavid Loke, violinNatasha Da Costa & Zachary Dominguez, vocalsJoe Hisaishi Water Traveller (from One Inch Samurai)John Williams Three Pieces from Schindler’s ListVarious (arr. M Rasull) Songs from Final FantasyBattle Medley from Final FantasyBoublil & Schönberg I Dreamed a Dream (from Les Misérables)Bring Him Home (from Les Misérables)Joe Hisaishi One Summer’s Day (from Spirited Away)The Merry Go Round of Life (from Howl’s Moving Castle)Summer (from Kikujiro)My Neighbour TotoroMartin & Blaine (arr. Tang) Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas
GOLD 905 - ROCK OF AGES NIGHT 2017
Returning this October, GOLD 905’s Rock of Ages Night is set to rock the house down on Friday, 13th at Hard Rock Café, Cuscaden Road!Come join all the GOLD 905 DJs for a night of awesome classic rock hits covers performed by Jive Talking, hosted by Rock of Ages frontman, Mr X. Their powerhouse renditions of Guns ‘N Roses, Queen, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Firehouse and more will have you rocking the night away!Come dressed in your rock outfit to win shopping sprees!Rock lives on at GOLD 905’s Rock Of Ages Night!
in::music - Jin An & Chriz Tong 好i...
The next edition of in::music comes around! Enjoy another evening of Mandarin originals, with Singapore singer-songwriters Jin An and Chriz Tong. Listen to their distinctive vocals as they present their heartfelt compositions and a specially co-written number just for this double bill performance at the Esplanade Annexe Studio!Jin AnSingapore singer-songwriter Jin An grew up with plenty of musical influences since her early childhood. At the age of 15, she was nudged into the spotlight when her piano teacher included her performances of original songs into various concert repertoires. Ever since then, performing has been second nature to her and she went on to pursue a music degree in UK and found herself collaborating with bands that pushed the boundaries of pop rock and acoustic arrangements. After she returned to Singapore, she clinched the 1st prize at NTU Music Express 2012 and released her first EP Light in 2016, which reached no. 2 on iTunes in Singapore on the day of its release.Chriz TongKnown as the “Queen of the Theme Song”, Chriz Tong is a versatile singer of pop rock, ballads and R&B, and has released three Mandarin albums to date. Since 2011, she has been recording theme songs for Chinese television dramas and movies in Singapore and Malaysia. The theme songs she sang have been nominated in the Best Theme Song category in the Star Awards from 2011 to 2015. She was involved in several musicals including Innamorati and Innamorati Two, December Rains, Broadway Beng, and more.Standing room only. Tickets are also available at the door, cash only.
Kids' Philharmonic 5th Anniversary ...
Join the kids' philharmonic@sg Orchestra as it celebrates its 5th anniversary! This concert will feature hardworking young talents from all three orchestras under its wing, the Seed, junior and Senior Orchestra. Be enchanted by the little ones as they perform The Little Nutcracker Suite, Dance of the Hours, and round off the concert with the exciting performance of the Scheherazade by the Senior Orchestra. The repertoire is sure to appeal to audiences of all ages, so come celebrate our young talents with us!Kids' philharmonic@sg is a non-profit arts organisation that prides itself in being the only orchestra for kids in Singapore. Since its debut in 2012, the orchestra has been constantly striving to provide the next generation of musicians with a well-supported education in classical music, with a strong belief in the educational benefits by performing in an orchestra. Kids' philharmonic@sg is also a recipient of the National Arts Council's Seed Grant for the period of 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2018. Find out more about the orchestra at https://kidsphilharmonic.sg/
Lemmings and The Wedding Pig: A Dou...
Lemmings John and Cassandra are a happy couple. They don't talk about God or god. It is easier that way for both of them. The topic becomes unavoidable after one evening's events, exposing the long-drawn out silences on their opposing views on faith.2nd prize winner of the 24-Hour Playwriting Competition (Youth Category) in 2012, Lemmings opens the doors to the difficult conversations about faith that have always been swept under the rug.Maybe sometimes, it's better to talk about it.The Wedding Pig Leah and Debbie are siblings – they fight, banter and do all the things that sisters do. But an upcoming wedding, some holiday magnets and the resurfacing of a golden pig throw a few wrenches in their relationship, forcing them to choose between banding together or risk losing something greater.A dark comedy, The Wedding Pig by debut playwright Chelsea Cheo is a feminist musing on how two sisters navigate their rivalries, jealousies, a wedding and their own strange sisterly love for each other.
MAMA WHITE SNAKE
W!LD RICE’s Mama White SnakeWritten by ALFIAN SA’ATMusic by ELAINE CHANDirected by PAM OEI Starring GLEN GOEI, IVAN HENG, SITI KHALIJAH ZAINAL, ZELDA TATIANA NG, CHERYL TAN & ANDREW MARKO.This holiday season, W!LD RICE proudly presents Mama White Snake, the perfect musical for the entire family! Full of heart, humour and home truths, this epic adventure puts a cheeky, charming spin on the classic Chinese folk tale, Madam White Snake.For all his young life, Meng has dreamt of adventures beyond the confines of Emei Mountain. But his mother and aunt have always kept him close, warning him of the dangers and strangers lurking in the outside world.Finally, Meng decides he has had enough of the creature comforts of home. Striking out on his own, he enrols in a martial arts school run by the mysterious Master Fahai.There, he finds new friends and new love… even as old secrets from his family’s past slither to the surface. Fahai soon realises that Meng has been kept in the dark about who his mother and aunt really are: the magical White Snake and Green Snake of legend!What will Meng do when he learns of his true heritage? Will Fahai succeed in driving a wedge between Meng and his mum? And, as chaos breaks out between enemies old and new, can true love overcome ancient rivalries and family quarrels?Directed by Pam Oei, Mama White Snake features a sparkling script by Alfian Sa’at and a delightful score by Elaine Chan. For the first time in 30 years, Glen Goei returns to the Singapore stage in the title role – forming a celestial sister act with Ivan Heng as Green Snake. Together, they lead a stellar cast that includes Siti Khalijah Zainal, Zelda Tatiana Ng, Cheryl Tan, Andrew Marko and the First Stage Kids.Mama White Snake promises to be the most hilarious, moving new musical of 2017! Don’t missssss it!
MTV Unplugged Sounds of Sufi wit...
Sounds of SufiWith Rekha Bharadwaj, Harshdeep Kaur and Rasika ShekarAn MTV Unplugged evening with three of the leading singers/musicians from India: Rekha Bharadwaj, Harshdeep Kaur and Rasika Shekar. They are coming together for the first time in Singapore to perform at the Esplanade Concert Hall. It promises to be a soulful journey of beautiful songs which will include their famous hits from Bollywood and folk music. A magical musical evening Sounds of Sufi.
My Songs 4 那些年的歌 4
My Songs 4 那些年的歌 4 brings together these popular Taiwanese singers Zhou Zhi Ping 周治平, Fang Ji Wei 方季惟, Ke Yi Min 柯以敏 and Xu Jing Chun 许景淳 performing together for the first time at Resorts World Theatre. Zhou Zhi Ping, singer-songwriter and producer, started his singing career in 1985 and had released albums with hits songs such as 青梅竹马, 梦不到你, 那一场风花雪月的事, 为情所困 and more. He is known to have written popular songs for other singers that includes 寂寞的眼, 我和我追逐的梦, 一天一点爱恋, 你是如此难以忘记and more. Fang Ji Wen, singer-actress, released her debut album悔in 1988. She is known for many of her hit songs such as 心痛不再有, 怨苍天变了心, 爱情的故事, 想你想到梦里头and more. In 2012, she released her latest album 情是太极 after an absence of 10 years from the music industry. Ke Yi Min, Malaysian Taiwan-based singer, started her musical career by winning the first runner up during the Voice of Asia Singing Competition in 1991 and released her debut album 太傻in 1993. She is widely-recognized by her stunning and mastery singing skill together with her hit songs such as 断了线, 爱我, 拥抱我, 想你想疯了 and more. Xu Jing Chun, known to many for her melodic vocal trained under the great singing master李泰祥and her many hit songs includes 玫瑰人生, 天顶的月娘, 睡吧我的爱, 路长情更长 and more.Do not miss out on this chance to be entertained by these talented singers as they belt out their hit songs for this one-night-only concert.
National Gallery Singapore presents...
BAMSEOM PIRATES, SEOUL INFERNOBy Yoonsuk Jung“All hail Kim Jong-il!” Bamseom Pirates yells these controversial lyrics on its album Seoul Inferno, a name inspired by the notorious line “North Korea can put Seoul in a sea of fire” in a 1994 speech by North Korean representative Park Young-soo. This South Korean band takes its musical code from grindcore, one of the most radical genres of contemporary music, comprising elements from rock, punk and metal, and its performative approach from avant-garde happenings. The band’s self-deprecating humour, coupled with the sparkling wit and originality of its satirical take on South Korean society, has provoked polarising responses.In a country where any mention of North Korea conjures horror, the band plays on this taboo to shock listeners into reflecting on social ills at home. Its music has also brought attention to issues like the construction of a naval base on Jeju Island and the Korea-USA Free Trade Agreement. But in 2012, when their good friend and producer, Park Jung-geun, was arrested for violating the National Security Laws after re-tweeting messages from the North Korean account “Uriminzok,” they faced the first and biggest crisis of their musical career.By tracing the journey of Bamseom Pirates, director Yoonsuk Jung documents the eruption of a new youth culture and envisions the possibility of a new politics on the Korean Peninsula.Bamseom Pirates, Seoul Inferno had its world premiere at the 46th International Film Festival Rotterdam (Netherlands, 2017). Since then, it has been shown at the 16th New York Asian Film Festival (USA, 2017) and the 19th Taipei Film Festival (Taiwan, 2017).DirectorYoonsuk Jung (b. 1981) explores the relationship between state and society through art and documentary. His works have been shown all over the world, including at the 29th Vancouver Film Festival (Canada, 2010) and the 8th Gwangju Biennale (South Korea, 2010). Jung’s first feature film, Non-Fiction Diary (2013), won the BIFF Mecenat Award at the 18th Busan International Film Festival (2013) and the NETPAC prize at the 64th Berlinale (Germany, 2014).
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BEAUTY AND RUINBy Marc de GuerreOnce the centre of American industrial power, Detroit now faces bankruptcy and is under pressure to liquidate its assets to repay over 18 billion dollars in debt. After years of decline, the city is left with little, save its most valuable asset- The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). Home to masterpieces by Van Gogh, Brueghel, Titian and Fra Angelico purchased at the height of Detroit’s affluence, it preserves the history of a city that was exceedingly important in the past. When it became likely that Detroit would no longer be able to honour its pension payments, keeping the art turned into a matter of injustice. Beauty and Ruin chronicles the debate between city administrators, museum staff, creditors and pensioners over selling the DIA, and examines the true value of art to its public.Director Marc de Guerre takes us beyond the immediate dilemma, delving deeper to reveal the underlying issues at play: the failure of municipal government infrastructure, disastrous financial transactions, a meltdown in manufacturing leading to massive unemployment, and unresolved racial tensions. But there are some who still hold to the hope that the collection will remain safe. African-American artist Charles McGee recounts the impact of the artworks on him, “It’s teaching; it’s revealing; it’s explaining; it’s total, and it’s giving. I think that our culture is richer because of it. I don’t know what we’ll do without The Detroit Institute of Arts.” As he slowly exits the gallery in the film, the shot cuts to a school group entering to gaze at the art.Beauty and Ruin competed at the 35th International Festival of Films on Art (Canada, 2017).DirectorMarc de Guerre is a two-time Gemini Award winner (2007 and 2008, Canada). After graduating from the Ontario College of Art and Design, he worked as a visual artist before transitioning to documentary filmmaking in 2000, informing his filmmaking with his background in art. His most recent work is Song of Extinction (2017), a multimedia performance made in collaboration with composer Rose Bolton. Featuring large-scale projections, it is a visual and sonic exploration of the Anthropocene period.
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BURMA STORYBOOKBy Petr LomBurma Storybook is the tale of a nation emerging from years of military dictatorship told through its poetry. This beloved art form is part of the Burmese vernacular, and the film itself is structured like an epic poem: readings by leading poets in Myanmar and songs used in day-to-day communication interweave with the story of the heroic figure at its centre—70-year-old Maung Aung Pwint. The country’s most well-known activist poet spent many years in jail for his writings, and now waits for his son to visit after 20 years of political exile.Visually stunning moments throughout the film render the familiar spectacular - elaborate hot air balloons launched into the night sky, a lone farmer patiently ploughing his field by hand, hundreds of ducks released into the river for a paddle, sorrow on a son’s face too deep to be verbalised. In this way, the film’s cinematography exhibits the same sensitivity that local poetry displays in its re-looking of reality. In one of the film’s most evocative sequences, Burmese poet Maung Yu Py reads his composition Under the Ice Sheet, offering a penetrating insight into the effects of isolation:Under the great ice sheet, a great country was buried alive.Under the great country, lies a temple no longer housing gods.Under the temple, great wars welded together six feet under.Under the wars, a great museum of culture, falling apart.- Extract from Under the Ice SheetAbove all, this film is a picture of resilience in the face of struggle, and grace under pressure.Burma Storybook had its world premiere at the 46th International Film Festival Rotterdam (Netherlands, 2017), its international premiere at the 14th CPH:DOX (Denmark, 2017), and its Asian premiere at the 41st Hong Kong International Film Festival (2017). It has also been shown at festivals all over the world, including the 48th Visions du Réel (Switzerland, 2017), the 39th Cinema du Réel (France, 2017) the 5th Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival (Myanmar, 2017) and the 13th FreedomFilmFest (Malaysia, 2017).Post-screening Q&A with Petr Lom (Director), Corinne van Egeraat (Producer) and Maung Yu Py (Poet)DirectorPetr Lom (b. 1968) received his PhD in Political Philosophy from Harvard University, and taught human rights and philosophy as an associate professor at George Soros’ Central European University. Since 2003, he has focused on making documentary films about human rights. These have been screened at more than 250 film festivals across the world and won numerous awards including the Grand Prix at the 43rd Chicago International Documentary Festival (USA, 2007) for On a Tightrope (2007).
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CHINA’S VAN GOGHSBy Yu Haibo and Yu Tianqi KikiZhao Xiaoyong has produced thousands of paintings, but does not consider himself a real artist. He is one of thousands of peasants-turned-painters in Dafen Village, China, who churn out the millions of copies of Western masterpieces found all around the world, from high street chains like Walmart to boutique gift shops. But Zhao is not satisfied with mechanically reproducing works of art from images in photographs and books. Obsessed with Van Gogh’s genius, he yearns to see the originals. China’s Van Goghs follows Zhao on his pilgrimage to discover the artist for himself—he traces Van Gogh’s footsteps through Amsterdam, Paris, Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, and encounters his paintings for the first time at the Van Gogh Museum. Struck by the powerful aura of the works, his life is changed in unexpected ways.Like Zhao, many of Dafen’s painters live, work, marry and raise children under Van Gogh’s constant gaze. But the legend of Van Gogh represents more than just a livelihood to them: his art and life is emblematic of their own dreams for self-actualisation. Rising above the “Made in China” bias, the film surfaces the cycles of exploitation and poverty that entrench workers like Zhao who desire authenticity. The trip ultimately inspires a return to his ancestral village to find his own vision, and a source of creativity from within.China’s Van Goghs had its world premiere at the 29th IDFA (Netherlands, 2016). It has been screened at festivals such as the 47th Visions du Réel (Switzerland, 2016) and the 14th Docudays UA (Ukraine, 2016). It won Best Documentary (International Co-production) at the 7th Beijing International Film Festival (China, 2017).DirectorsYu Haibo (b. 1962) is one of China’s most prominent documentary photographers, and is considered a pioneer of surrealist photography in the country. His photo story China Dafen Oil Painting Village won the 49th World Press Photography Contest in 2006. Today, he is the Chief Photo Editor of the Shenzen Economic Daily and director of the Shenzen Professional Photographers Association. China’s Van Goghs is his first feature film.Yu Tianqi Kiki is an Associate Professor of Film and Screen Studies at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China), and a producer at Century Image Media Ltd. She is also the co-founder of DSL CineMag, a magazine that promotes Chinese New Cinema, and has a forthcoming book titled ‘My’ Self on Camera: First Person Documentary Practice in Twenty-first Century China (2017) published by the University of Edinburgh Press.
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CUTSBy Chairun NissaCuts examines film censorship in Indonesia through the experience of Edwin and Meiske Taurisia, director and producer of Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly (2008). In Indonesia, all films must be approved by the Indonesian Film Censorship Board (LSF) before they can be released on the regular screening circuit. With total control over what is distributed, films containing sex, politics or other subjects deemed controversial by the censors do not make it to the cinemas. While the LSF sees itself as protecting the public from negative influence and unwarranted agitation, a check welcomed by some, the troubling fact remains that there is little clarity on how censorship is regulated.It is under these circumstances that Edwin and Meiske submit their film to the LSF. After 26 days of waiting and multiple trips to their offices, Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly is rejected and the filmmakers are asked to revise it. The filmmakers appeal for an audience with the board to better understand the thought process behind this verdict, which takes another two months. When the meeting proves inconclusive, they decide to undertake the Herculean task of examining the workings of the LSF more closely. Moving from the red carpet at the Indonesian Film Festival organised by the Indonesian Film Board, to the LSF’s registration counters, waiting rooms and appeals offices, to the Constitutional Court and the House of Representatives, Cuts reveals just how convoluted the process of formulating and enacting laws and policies on film censorship is.Post-screening Q&A with Meiska Taurisia (Producer)Cuts had its world premiere at the 29th IDFA (Netherlands, 2016). It has also been screened at the 15th Festival Film Dokumenter (Indonesia, 2016).DirectorChairun Nissa (b. 1984) graduated with a degree in Film Direction from the Jakarta Art Institute in 2009. Her thesis project, Full Moon (2009), achieved a Special Mention at the 9th Rome Independent Film Festival (Italy, 2010). In 2013, she became the inaugural fellow of the John Darling Fellowship at the Australian National University. Her short film Chocolate Comedy (2013) premiered at the 26th IDFA (Netherlands) in the same year. Cuts (2016) is her first feature film.
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EXPRMNTLBy Brecht DebackereThis witty and irreverent documentary tells the story of experimental cinema through the history of EXPRMNTL, one of the most important film festivals ever organised for the international avant-garde. It only knew five editions between 1949 and 1974, but congregated artists who challenged mainstream aesthetics and dominant discourse, and created space for alternative ways of seeing. Participating filmmakers included now-icons of experimental cinema whose works have become, perhaps ironically, great classics: Agnès Varda, Luis Buñuel, Jonas Mekas, Roman Polanski, Nam June Paik. Many appear in this film to discuss the significance of this milestone event, as well as the phenomenon of the avant-garde and its explosive countercultural energy.EXPRMNTL started out as a fringe programme at a casino in Knokke, Belgium, offering a survey of experimental works at that time through a showcase of surrealist, Dadaist and abstract films. Thanks to its visionary founder Jacques Ledoux, also director of the Royal Belgian Film Archive, the festival soon became renowned for advancing avant-garde cinema. Besides providing a platform for new filmmakers, it also supported them with film stock from Agfa-Gevaert and gave out money prizes for the best films. It was perhaps unsurprising that the limits of the festival were tested by controversial submissions like Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures, happenings, and protests against the USA’s imperialist ambitions. While the festival may no longer exist, its spirit of innovation lives on in the astonishing filmic expressions it has inspired and their influence on today’s visual culture.EXPRMNTL had its world premiere at the L’Age d’Or Film Festival (Belgium, 2016), where it was the opening film, and its international premiere at the 60th BFI London Film Festival (UK, 2016). It has been shown in major festivals all over the world, such as the 46th International Film Festival Rotterdam (Netherlands, 2017) and the 18th Jeonju International Film Festival (South Korea, 2017).DirectorBrecht Debackere (b. 1979) is the co-founder of Visualantics, a production company based in Brussels. He works with film, animation and motion-graphics, and has exhibited works in museums such as the Stedelijk Museum (Netherlands), SMAK (Belgium) and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. He is currently researching omni-directional and stereoscopic film for CREW, a Belgian artist collective.
National Gallery Singapore presents...
KOUDELKA: SHOOTING HOLY LANDBy Gilad BaramLegendary Magnum photographer Josef Koudelka arrived in Israel and Palestine for the first time in 2008. Upon seeing the wall being built by Israel in the West Bank, he was deeply shaken. Determined to document the traces of conflict marked by this de-facto border, Koudela embarked on a four-year journey to photograph the wall and the violence that it pre-empts for those living on both sides of the divide.Koudelka is well acquainted with military and ideological barriers. Born in Czechoslovakia, he grew up behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War and photographed the now-iconic images of the Soviet invasion of Prague in 1968. In the face of unrest, he sees his role as an observer who positions himself to "show some people what they maybe haven't seen," so they may understand and be moved to seek change.In a bid to grasp this master’s way of seeing, Israeli director Gilad Baram assisted him on this voyage through key sites in the Holy Land: Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem, Qalandiya Checkpoint in Ramallah, Al Baladiya Urban Warfare Training Facility near Tze’elim, the Judean Desert, Mount Gerizim in Nablus. As he waits with Koudelka to crystallise his frames at various locations, Baram places this picture of total devotion in his own breathtaking compositions. Together, their austere images of a landscape carved up by concrete walls and barbed wire reveal the tragic absurdity of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and make a quiet but powerful statement about war and art.Koudelka: Shooting Holy Land has been shown at the 36th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (USA, 2016), the 29th Galway Film Festival (Ireland, 2016), the 6th FILAF (France, 2016), the 18th Docaviv (Israel, 2016), the 31st DOK.fest Munich (Germany, 2016) and the 18th One World Film Festival (Czech Republic, 2016).DirectorGilad Baram (b. 1981) is a visual artist, photographer and filmmaker based between Berlin and Jerusalem. Baram has a BFA in Photography from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, and assisted photographers Josef Koudelka, Jeff Wall and Gilles Peress between 2009 and 2012. In 2010, he was awarded the Shpilman Institute for Photography Scholarship for Excellence in Photography. Koudelka: Shooting Holy Land is his directorial debut.
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