Part 1 - 5PM | Screening: MONOLOGUE and Funeral by Vandy Rattana
Part 2 - 6PM | In Conversation: Singapore Biennale artist, Vandy Rattana with SAM Curator, Andrea Fam
Singapore Biennale 2019 artist Vandy Rattana presents his moving image works MONOLOGUE and Funeral, set in Cambodia and centred around Khmer people, that show a deeply personal side to the themes of loss, trauma, death and the afterlife.
Uncover the story behind MONOLOGUE, through Vandy's documentation of a small plot of unmarked land where his sister and grandmother were discarded and buried, alongside five thousand others during the Khmer Rouge regime in 1978.
As a follow-up to the themes explored in MONOLOGUE, the screening of Funeral looks at the paradoxes of civilisation through a fictional narrative that will leave you thinking about the metaphors of life, death and rebirth.
After the screening, join Vandy, and SAM Curator, Andrea Fam, in this insightful conversation where conceptual topics such as the artist's philosophical approach to art-making, and technical considerations about working with the moving image in a rapidly-changing Khmer landscape will be discussed.