Female (2013)

3:05 min/sound
TS Kwan, Malaysia

A “female” was born. She becomes a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, an aunt, a grandmother… She is to perform all these different roles throughout her life. The short video is a metaphor of the metamorphosis of the female roles from childhood until old age in a family. Is old age going towards the end? Or moving forward to another new start?

Green Screen (2011)

10:00 min/sound
CHEAH Kah Sing, Malaysia

Actors playing a couple that betrayed each other stage play, film and even real life. But all of it are just illusions and you will realize that “truths” are supported by so many lies behind.

Lotus & Elephant (2013)

4:50 min/sound
POW Lai Xiang, Malaysia

In film the lotus and elephants, lotus, Live in the silt but not imbrued; Elephants, holy and noble. A couple of mother-son wearing a gas mask in a barren land, it was revealed that the unknown future, fear in uncertainty, where the pure land on earth?

Semalu (2013)

19:40 min/sound
Jimmy Hendrickx, Malaysia & Belgium

Semalu which means Sensitive plant in Malay, is a cinematic portrait of the children of Cheras, a suburb in Kuala Lumpur. A place in the middle of a transition period of modernization. Between a noisy landscape of construction works we see the youngest generation grow up. The ancestors of these children did not grew up here, they moved to Cheras to build a new future. 30 years ago this territory was still jungle and swamp. Far away from the jungle this new urban area will be the kids’ new playground. Here they have to look after themselves and find a spiritualmeaning at a construction site.

Infinity (2013)

5:42 min/sound
Mengshu Zhang, China

The author tries to implies notions of Taoism such as “less is more”, “the great form has no shapes”, “the world was born in all things” and the like, in flashy, rhythmic visual aesthetics.

VED’MA (2012)

14:00 min/sound
Cornelia Eichhorn, France

This is a three-channel installation/ experimental film, telling simultaneously the stories of three women intertwined. They could be the same woman at three different stages of her life, sisters or three generations. The stories are perverted modern-fairy-tale stereotypes of woman without a happy-ending questioning identity, generation and motherhood.

Folding (2013)

3:15 min/sound
Seong-whan Park, South Korea

How do I survive these complex sets of the world? The thin sheet of paper made by the process of folding and unfolding is the denoted image of a self. Incomplete desires for living are recorded on the surface of the folded paper which tells us the metamorphosis and molting of a human being. Here is the map of showing the whole parts of my life. I would identify the unknown paths in this folded map of life.

Self Portrait V.3 (2013)

2:10 min/sound
Joo-Mee Paik, South Korea

The work shows the process that breaks down the portrait of the artist into small particles like pixels and changes it into portraits of others. The persons in the portraits share their particles with others and create images of others from their own images by recomposing the particles. The work was made partially with the computer program that artist coded for her interactive art work and shows unique pictorial expressions.

Was Being Moved (2012)

11:00 min/sound
YE Mimi, Taiwan

This film is about the state of moving and being moved. When people build a boat to carry themselves; when people start to walk backwards; when gods lead people to step on the Earth… is it possible that everyone becomes someone else’s “far-afar” in the continuous movement?