PAST FILMS OF ARTSCIENCE ON SCREEN


Archive of previous film events for ArtScience on Screen.

Past Films 
 

SGIFFL: 10th Anniversary Screening of Gone Shopping

SGIFF: 10th Anniversary Screening of Gone Shopping

1 – 6 Oct | 2:30pm & 5:00pm
7 Oct | 5:00pm
8 Oct | 11:00am, 2:30pm & 5:00pm

Gone Shopping is a satirical drama about how a nation's obsession with shopping changes the course of one woman's life. Clara, a 40-year-old tai tai (a wealthy lady of leisure) faces a mid-life crisis and decides to run away to the only place that has ever made any sense to her – the shopping centres. There, she crosses paths with an eight-year-old child abandoned by her parents in a 24-hour mall; an angst-ridden 23-year-old who avoids work and hangs out at the mall; and an ex-boyfriend who is now the manager of the bedding and linens department of a store. Together, the ‘creatures’ of the mall lead us through a journey of love, loss and liberation through the heart of Singapore.

Released to critical acclaim in 2007, Gone Shopping is the first-full length directorial debut of female director Wee Li Lin, who is known to be the most prolific female short filmmaker in Singapore. In celebration of its tenth year anniversary, the film is presented as part of ArtScience on Screen in collaboration with Singapore International Film Festival.

For more details please refer to our Facebook event page.

ArtScience on Screen: Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

ArtScience on Screen: Asian Premiere – WASTED! The Story of Food Waste

Directed by Anna Chai and Nari Kye
4 – 6, 8 – 17, 19, 22, 24 – 30 Sep | 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm & 5:00pm

Rating: NC16

Every year, 1.3 billion tonnes of food is thrown out. That's $218 billion worth of food produced for human consumption that never gets eaten... With one-third of the world's food being thrown away even before it reaches the plate, it's time to shed new light on what is food and what is garbage.

WASTED! The Story of Food Waste (2016) is a feature-length documentary that will change how people buy, cook and eat food.

Through the eyes of chef-heroes like Massimo Bottura, Dan Barber and Danny Bowien, we'll see how the world’s most influential chefs battle food waste — transforming what most people consider garbage, scraps, and rejects into incredible dishes that feed more people, impact the bottom line, and create a more sustainable food system.

WASTED! will also showcase forward-thinking organizations and individuals who are already influencing the future of food recovery and demonstrating how eating empowers you, in the fight to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century: global food waste.
 

About the Directors:
Anna Chai is an Emmy Award®-winning director and producer known for her work on the James Beard Award-winning series The Mind of a Chef and The Layover.

Nari Kye is the creator of WASTED! The Story of Food Waste and is an Emmy Award®-winning producer of The Mind of a Chef and the Peabody Award®-winning series, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.

ArtScience on Screen: Otter Town

ArtScience on Screen: Otter Town

By Nat Geo Wild
18 – 20, 23 – 24, 28 – 30 Aug | 11:00am – 5:00pm

Meet the Riversiders and the Wildlings, two very different otter families growing up in one of the busiest islands in the world – Singapore. Natural born city-slickers, the Riversiders have made the heart of this bustling town their home.

 

 

 

 

ArtScience on Screen: Anime Season

Anime Season

Venue: Expression Gallery, Level 4
Dates & Timings:
3 – 11, 13, 14 & 16 Jul | 11:50am, 2:10pm & 4:30pm
17, 18, 21 – 23 Jul, 28 – 31 Jul | 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm & 5:00pm

As part of Anime Season, ArtScience on Screen presents a season of extraordinary, award-winning animated classics from iconic animation company, Studio Ghibli.

Look forward to masterpieces of astounding visual beauty and imagination from the unrivalled dream factory running through July.

(Screening in English with no Subtitles)

For more information on the films, please click here.

ArtScience on Screen: Look at the Earth from the Universe

Look at the Earth from the Universe 

Venue: Expression Gallery, Level 4
Dates: 3 – 5 Jun (Shown in a continuous loop) 

Running time: 1hr 43min

'Look at the Earth from the Universe’ is a companion programme of single screen artists’ films to compliment The Universe and Art: An Artistic Voyage through Space. The exhibition is a journey through the cosmos, exploring where we came from and where we are going. It weaves a rich constellation of Eastern and Western philosophies, ancient and contemporary art, and science and religion, to explore how humanity has constantly contemplated its presence in the Universe.

With elements of science fiction and strong strands of performance, ‘Look at the Earth from the Universe’ explores our fascination with space and questions what might happen in an encounter with other intelligent life. 

This screening programme of single-channel video works was curated by Tsubaki Reiko (Associate Curator at Mori Art Museum, Tokyo). It is a part of ArtScience Museum’s Art and Science of Space season. 

ArtScience on Screen: Look at the Earth from the Universe

Facing the Unknown

Running time: 13 minutes 59 seconds
Rating: G

As often in Yamamoto Takayuki’s practice our world in this video is reflected in the eyes of the child. As the wonders of the universe is explained in its increasingly intricate detail, flickers of wonder at its scale as well as frustration at its complexity register in the eyes of two small children. As a professor of physics explain the phenomena of black holes, much of what they felt they knew about the world becomes undone. 

About Director: Yamamoto Takayuki 
Yamamoto Takayuki is a Japanese artist, based in Tokyo and has a background as a teacher. As an artist he works in mixed media and has exhibited his work internationally.

 

ArtScience on Screen: Look at the Earth from the Universe

The Moonwalk Machine 

Running time: 5 minutes 4 seconds
Rating: PG

“The Moonwalk Machine – Selena’s Step” is a short film visualizing an amateur scientist Selena’s attempt to imitate her idol, a superhero Lunar Girl by constructing a high heel rover and launching it on the surface of the moon. To create Selena's rover, Sputniko! sought out NASA's Universities Space Research Association and Lunar Planetary Institute for an accurate prototype. Through a series of complex calculations, scientific breakthrough, and hands-on engineering our protagonist rewrites history to leave a very female imprint on our space legacy.

About Director: Sputniko! 
Sputniko! is a British/Japanese artist and scientist whose works push the boundaries of gender and cultural norms and include machines, robotics, music and video practices exploring issues surrounding technology and pop culture. 

ArtScience on Screen: Look at the Earth from the Universe

The Space Camp

Running time: 6 minutes 46 seconds
Rating: PG

Produced on the occasion of Tom Sachs' “Space Program: MARS 2012” at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, “Space Camp” is an athletic, dietary and psychological conditioning program, designed to prepare Tom Sachs' crew for the rigors of the Mars mission. Handmade but carefully studied and obsessive in detail, the crew recreates every aspect of a space program regime, the minutia of the costume and comradery of the mission. 

About Director: Tom Sachs
American sculptor Tom Sachs often recreates culturally significant objects or event in inexpensive, non-industrial materials. 
 
ArtScience on Screen: Look at the Earth from the Universe

Newton

Running time: 4 minutes 16 seconds
Rating: PG

In a multimedia practice Singaporean artist Ho Tzu Nyen often juxtaposes historical facts and with performed rituals and absurd or humourous situation. In Newton, we are one hand floating in gravity-defying whiteness, whilst at the same time watching a seemingly significant white opus falling to hit our all-white protagonist in the head. In a Sisyphean circular narrative, normal laws of physics and time seem to have been dissolved, and action have little or no consequence.

About Director: Ho Tzu Nyen 

Singaporean artist Ho Tzu Nyen represented Singapore in 54th Venice Biennale and has participated in Cannes Film Festival and Sundance as well as numerous media art festivals and international exhibitions.
 
ArtScience on Screen: Look at the Earth from the Universe

Planet A & Planet Z 

Running time: 17 minutes 10 seconds
Rating: G


A first work in the Planet series, “Planet A” shows a worrisome, strange yet playful world composed only of salt crystal formations. The physical beauty and corrosive character of these crystals appear like an invading and dangerous force in a fragile ecosystem. 
In Planet Z, the second in the Planet series, the artist creates a gigantic world out of oddly domestic protagonists: sprouts, mold and fungus. These tiny elements infest and colonise, in a dystopian vision of a rapidly changing world. 

About Director: Seto Momoko
Through her video works, extensively presented at prominent film festivals around the world Japanese artist Momoko Seto invites us to undertake sensorial journeys through highly poetic and unusual worlds. 

ArtScience on Screen: Look at the Earth from the Universe

Towards the Possible Film

Running time: 19 minutes 20 seconds
Rating: PG

In a surreal encounter, two otherworldly figures meet the indigenous inhabitants of a rocky coast. The meeting of tribes is charged with tension and distrust, and narrated in hallucinatory, distorted bursts. Their indigenous dialects long forgotten and their temples in ruins, perhaps the inhabitants here have reason to be on guard, as the fragility of civilisations is explored as a science fiction narrative, with strong colonial undertones.

About Director: Shezad Dawood
London based artist Shezad Dawood creates multi-media works drawing inspiration from his Pakistani, Indian and British cultural heritage. His poetic practice across a variety of media is concerned with notions of place and language and translation.
 
ArtScience on Screen: Look at the Earth from the Universe

Black Rain

Running time: 3 minutes
Rating: PG

“Black Rain” is made in collaboration with scientists and sourced from images collected by the twin satellite, solar mission, STEREO. Here we see the HI (Heliospheric Imager) visual data as it tracks interplanetary space for solar wind and CME's (coronal mass ejections) heading towards Earth. Using raw scientific satellite data which has not yet been cleaned and processed for public consumption, the work reminds us of the presence of the human observer who endeavors to extend our perceptions and knowledge through technological innovation.

About Director: Semiconductor 
Semiconductor is an artist duo made up of UK artist duo Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt. Their moving image works are concerned with scientific practices and data, and has been exhibited internationally.
 
ArtScience on Screen: Look at the Earth from the Universe

Trinity

Running time: 17 minutes 40 seconds
Rating: PG

A re-imagination of traditional the traditional myths of Mao Son, who is said to have come from Venus millions of years ago. During a new visit to contemporary Japan, the Defender Lord wants to reassemble the trinity of Love, Power and Sun to bring harmony and peace to the universe. In a fluid mix of genres, the film questions the role of outsiders and highlights the tension between tradition and new thinking.

About Director: Alexandre Maubert
Alexandre Maubert is a French filmmaker and visual artist. His work is often concerned with mythologies of the part and notions of utopia of the future.

ArtScience on Screen: Look at the Earth from the Universe

Space Noise 

Running time: 8 minutes 25 seconds
Rating: G

Space Noise is an ongoing project that has already been shown in 18 countries around the world since 2013. Evolving through partnerships with musicians and video artists, it is usually shown as a live performance. Here the artist presents a shorter version of the work, provoking the imagination of a viewer by playing with the qualities of film.

About Director: Makino Takashi
Japanese artist Makino Takashi’s practice engages in experimental film. His video works explore the unique qualities of the medium, in particular its treatment of time and relationship with audience. Abandoning conventional structure, the artist layers images over each other and often performs live to allow them to interact in ways that also harness the qualities of chance. With the help of musician collaborators, Makino Takashi creates unpredictable encounters.
 
ArtScience on Screen: Look at the Earth from the Universe

Lunar Economic Zone

Running time: 4 minutes 19 seconds
Rating: G

From a mid-autumn lunar celebration in 2028, this animation reflects a version of the future where China has mastered the extraction of ‘lunar minerals’ and has become a resource-rich and technologically advanced superpower. The film unfolds as a Mid-August Day Lunar Mineral Parade takes place in the newly-formed Lunar Economic Zone, an administrative agglomeration of Shenzhen and the Moon. In this not too distant future many of the hallmarks of our contemporary life remains, and the parade although grander and more urban that we could currently imagine still carries an uncanny resemblance to the world today. 

About Director: Zhan Wang 

London-based artist Zhan Wang works in a variety of media, including sculpture and video. Motifs are often appropriated from contemporary Chinese culture and treated in a simple yet thought-provoking way. 
 
ArtScience on Screen: Space Films

ArtScience on Screen: Space Films

Explore a wide selection of exciting space adventures! Follow female mathematicians, coders and engineers as they form part of the core team at NASA during the 1960s; experience the solitude of the dark side of the Moon and the unexpected companionship of artificial intelligence; explore the wonders of our solar system with Brian Cox and imagine what challenges we would face if we discovered alternative lifeforms in space.

During Family Fridays, we revisit a number of classic children sci-fi adventures, and discover what happens when dreams of building your own spacecraft become reality or when a friendly alien comes to live with you.

Image credit: Hidden Figure, Twentieth Century Fox

ArtScience on Screen: Water

ArtScience on Screen: Water 

As the source of all life, water is essential to human survival but can also have devastating, destructive power. It is the subject of daydreams, fantasies and religious rituals and is often used as a metaphor for complex, emotional relationships in literature and film. This curated series of 7 feature-length narrative films, Water, covers themes as broad as climate change, ocean conservation, cultural heritage, memory, play, romance and death.

Featuring prominent Southeast Asian artists and filmmakers such as Sherman Ong, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Woo Ming Jin, Charliebebs Gohetia, Nghiem-Minh Nguyen-Vo and Kamila Andini, Water covers enormous perspective and deeply intimate narrative territories. In Ong’s film, Flooding in the Time of Drought, water is ultimately used as a metaphor for the ebb and flow of the temporary, foreign workflow in Singapore, while in Apichatpong’s Mekong Hotel it is the source of, and backdrop for conflict and depravity. Woo Ming Jin uses his camera to tell stories and Woman On Fire Looks for Water is a cinematographic masterwork surrounding the vanishing tradition of fishing for livelihood in Malaysia. In Charlibebs Gohetia’s Chasing Waves offers a glimpse into two young boys’ imaginations on the brink of their families being torn apart by adverse environmental and political climates, while Nguyen-Vo takes the topic of climate change head-on in his sci-fi thriller, 2030. Kamila Andini also takes a direct approach to addressing the ocean’s declining resources in The Mirror Never Lies, a masterfully told story of an Indonesian fishing village on the verge of irreparable crisis.   

Closed on 1 March 2017





Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

By Werner Herzog

Society depends on the Internet for nearly everything but rarely do we step back and recognize its endless intricacies and unsettling omnipotence. With interviewees ranging from Elon Musk to a gaming addict, Werner Herzog presents the web in all its wildness and utopian potential in this dizzying yet playful examination of our rapidly interconnecting online lives. Lo and Behold is presented alongside the Big Bang Data exhibition.

Werner Herzog, director of celebrated films including Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), Fitzcarraldo (1982), and Grizzly Man (2005) is one of the world's most important filmmakers. He started developing films at age 15, and since then has written, produced, and directed over 70 films, as well as publishing books, staging operas, acting in films. In a glittering career spanning over four decades, he has consistently innovated in his depiction of heroes with impossible dreams, people with unique talents, or individuals who are in conflict with nature. Known for his extreme, unorthodox approach to filmmaking, he has presided over a boat being dragged over a mountain (Fitzcarraldo, 1982), collaborated with NASA scientists (The Wild Blue Yonder, 2005), and boldly embraced new technology (Cave of Forgotten Dreams, 2010). He has won dozens of prestigious awards, and in 2009, was named one of the 100 most influential people on the planet by Time magazine.

Closed on 9 Jan 2017


Anima Mundi

Anima Mundi is a short documentary film directed by Godfrey Reggio and accompanied by a continuous, original soundtrack by Philip Glass. The film combines music and moving images to immerse viewers in a poetic and awe-inspiring world of biological diversity. Created by interweaving original images with existing footage from the naturalist film field, Anima Mundi is a cinematic homage to the boundless variety of species, systems and elements that together form a spectacular and harmonious whole.

Together with the original soundtrack, the film transcends its medium, resonating with viewers viscerally and emotionally to inspire a sense of connectedness with the animal kingdom. The film was commissioned by Bulgari to celebrate the beauty of nature and support the Biological Diversity Campaign of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Closed on 17 Aug 2016


Whale Rider

Taking place on the east coast of New Zealand, the Academy Award nominated film Whale Rider tells the story of the Whangara, a tribe of people whose presence there dates back hundreds of years. The protagonist, Pai, an 11-year-old girl, believes she is destined to be the new Whangara chief. However, tradition dictates the leader must be the first-born grandson of Paikea, the Whale Rider, who rode on top of a whale from Hawaiki. Her grandfather Koro is bound by tradition to pick a male leader. Pai loves Koro more than anyone in the world, but she must fight him and hundreds of years of tradition to fulfill her destiny.

Closed on 29 July 2016


Observations - Artscience On Screen at Marina Bay Sands

Observations

Observations is a curated program of artists’ moving-image works that explores how a scientific line of enquiry, or a methodology of observation derived from science, generates meaning within artistic practices. Through the work of four international artists, the program celebrates curiosity and seeing; how the artist’s eye might see the world differently. Referencing nanotechnologies, the natural world, sound waves and the materiality of our own bodies, each of these works take a difference starting point, and use diverse ways to explore their subjects. As a whole, these works remind us of the powerful potential of the artistic processes of exploring, perceiving and visualizing the world around us. Their investigations take us on a journey of sight and sound that penetrates the surface of everyday observations and opens the door to otherwise unseen worlds. 

Featuring works by Semiconductor (UK), Ryoichi Kurokawa (Japan), Skoltz_Kolgen (Canada) and Rohini Devasher (India).

Closed on 22 Feb 2016


Particle Fever - Artscience On Screen at Marina Bay Sands

Particle Fever

Particle Fever is a documentary from 2013 which invites us to witness one of the most significant moments of scientific discovery as it happened. This deeply engaging and at times profoundly moving documentary follows six CERN scientists during the preparation and launch of the Large Hadron Collider, the biggest experiment in history. We follow their ups and downs as well as their doubts and hopes for the future as they prepare to push the boundaries of our understanding of the world around us. 

Closed on 14 Feb 2016