[LONGING] Of Fear and Longing: Art Exhibition Tours | State of Motion 2019

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Of Fear and Longing: Art Exhibition Tours

Chop-Chopped First Lady + Chop-Chopped First Daughter, 2005
By Yason Banal

Fear and Longing, two sides of the same coin when it comes to the popular appeal of horror films. What is it about Asian horror films in particular that elicits fear beyond the jump scares of a film? And if fear is such a negative emotion, why are horror films so popular? What does our desire to be afraid tell us about ourselves and what we secretly and perhaps fearfully long for?

LONGING is a thematic exhibition tour that examines the relationship between the monstrous and desire. Monsters are so often reincarnated as commodities in popular culture, or as symbols in personal narratives of empowerment. What is it about monsters that make them so appealing to us? What do monsters tell us about our desires and our relationships with what we long for?

Stairway to heaven (featuring Maggot), 2018-2019
By Fyerool Darma

25 & 26 January, 1,2,8 & 9 February 2019
(Fridays and Saturdays)
11 Kampong Bugis

7:30pm - 1.30am (1.5hrs per tour)
10 Tours Nightly (5 Tours per theme) | 10 pax per tour | $8 per tour ticket

Tour 1: 7.30pm - 9pm

Tour 2: 8.30pm - 10pm

Tour 3: 9.30pm - 11pm

Tour 4: 10.30pm - 12am

Tour 5: 11.30pm - 1am

Please take note that timings for consecutive tours overlap if you choose to go for both tours (Fear and Longing) on the same day. For example, if you are going for Tour 1 (Longing) from 7.30 - 9pm, please book from Tour 3 (Fear) onwards.

*Tour participants must be 18 years old and above. Please ensure that you meet the minimum age requirement before purchasing tickets as age verification will be conducted if you look under 18.
*Please register at our information booth located at 11 Kampong Bugis, 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time. Latecomers will bear the risk of missing the tour.
*Please refer to Conditions of Sales (below) for further details.

flicker from the eclipse series, 2016
By Việt Lê



Like the Banana Tree at the Gate: A Leaf in the Storm, 2016
By Yee I-Lann

A key programme of State of Motion 2019: A Fear of Monsters, Of Fear and Longing are guided night tours which take visitors through 2 different routes of the art exhibition, exploring varied responses to our fear of monsters. Featuring works by renown contemporary Southeast Asian artists Heman Chong, Ho Tzu Nyen, Sung Tieu, Viêt Lê, Yason Banal, and Yee I-Lann, with new commissions by Fyerool Darma, Ho Rui An, Shubigi Rao and architecture firm, Lekker.

Participants may choose from two themes: ‘Fear’ and ‘Longing’.

Get tickets for FEAR: https://som19fear.peatix.com

Of Fear and Longing is developed in partnership with visual and performance artist, ila. The tours are an extension of her research process as part of her current project Spirits of Echoes, which maps the collective psyche of Singapore through the collection of personal narratives of hauntings, spirits and ghosts. Each tour is highly interactive. It begins with a sharing session around the tour’s theme and ends with participants contributing to a fictional map based on past and future representations of Singapore.

Tours will not be didactic but will develop through a series of questions about your individual experiences of Singapore, of the films referenced and of the artworks on display. You should come prepared to meet new people and hear new stories about the island we share.


About ila

ila is a visual and performance artist who works with found objects, moving images and live performance. She seeks to create alternative nodes of experience and entry points into the peripheries of the unspoken, the tacit and the silenced. With light as her medium of choice, ila weaves imagined narratives into existing realities. Using her body as a space of tension, negotiation and confrontation, ila creates work that generate discussions about gender, history and identity in relation to pressing contemporary issues.


About State of Motion 2019: A Fear of Monsters

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State of Motion 2019: A Fear of Monsters investigates the histories and trajectories of Asian horror and focuses on the monsters at the intersections of art, popular culture and cinema.

From the multilingual Pontianak to the genre defining oily man who seeped his way across borders, monsters have entertained and united us through our fear. Audiences should be very afraid.

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23 January - 24 February 2019
Presented by Asian Film Archive
Curated by Kathleen Ditzig

Part of Singapore Art Week
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Jan 25 - Feb 9, 2019
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7:30 PM - 11:30 PM SGT
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11 Kampong Bugis
25 Jan, Fri | 7.30pm - 9pm (Tour 1 - Longing) SOLD OUT $8.00
25 Jan, Fri | 8.30pm - 10pm (Tour 2 - Longing) $8.00
25 Jan, Fri | 9.30pm - 11pm (Tour 3 - Longing) $8.00
25 Jan, Fri | 10.30pm - 12am (Tour 4 - Longing) $8.00
25 Jan, Fri | 11.30pm - 1am (Tour 5 - Longing) $8.00
26 Jan, Sat | 7.30pm - 9pm (Tour 1 - Longing) $8.00
26 Jan, Sat | 8.30pm - 10pm (Tour 2 - Longing) $8.00
26 Jan, Sat | 9.30pm - 11pm (Tour 3 - Longing) $8.00
26 Jan, Sat | 10.30pm - 12am (Tour 4 - Longing) $8.00
26 Jan, Sat | 11.30pm - 1am (Tour 5 - Longing) $8.00
1 Feb, Fri | 7.30pm - 9pm (Tour 1 - Longing) $8.00
1 Feb, Fri | 8.30pm - 10pm (Tour 2 - Longing) $8.00
1 Feb, Fri | 9.30pm - 11pm (Tour 3 - Longing) $8.00
1 Feb, Fri | 10.30pm - 12am (Tour 4 - Longing) $8.00
1 Feb, Fri | 11.30pm - 1am (Tour 5 - Longing) $8.00
2 Feb, Sat | 7.30pm - 9pm (Tour 1 - Longing) $8.00
2 Feb, Sat | 8.30pm - 10pm (Tour 2 - Longing) $8.00
2 Feb, Sat | 9.30pm - 11pm (Tour 3 - Longing) $8.00
2 Feb, Sat | 10.30pm - 12am (Tour 4 - Longing) $8.00
2 Feb, Sat | 11.30pm - 1am (Tour 5 - Longing) $8.00
8 Feb, Fri | 7.30pm - 9pm (Tour 1 - Longing) $8.00
8 Feb, Fri | 8.30pm - 10pm (Tour 2 - Longing) $8.00
8 Feb, Fri | 9.30pm - 11pm (Tour 3 - Longing) $8.00
8 Feb, Fri | 10.30pm - 12am (Tour 4 - Longing) $8.00
8 Feb, Fri | 11.30pm - 1am (Tour 5 - Longing) $8.00
9 Feb, Sat | 7.30pm - 9pm (Tour 1 - Longing) $8.00
9 Feb, Sat | 8.30pm - 10pm (Tour 2 - Longing) $8.00
9 Feb, Sat | 9.30pm - 11pm (Tour 3 - Longing) $8.00
9 Feb, Sat | 10.30pm - 12am (Tour 4 - Longing) $8.00
9 Feb, Sat | 11.30pm - 1am (Tour 5 - Longing) $8.00

On sale until Feb 9, 2019, 11:30:00 PM

Venue Address
11 Kampong Bugis, Singapore 338988 Singapore
Asian Film Archive