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In these seemingly eschatological times, where the increasingly irreversible fact of the climate crisis unfolds. The delayed nature between (our) actions and their effects lend itself to a sense of suspension with the elongation of time. More and more so, the future(s) has become guesswork.
The video offers a virtual dwelling of a tropical rainforest within a speculative moment in time when humans are no longer inhabiting the land. Proposing an anthropomorphic superimposition of human character traits found in the fictions of this land onto 3D animated flora of the future. Put on your VR headsets or toggle around with your cursor.
Reincarnation is a funny business.
YEO SIEW HUA
Yeo Siew Hua is a Singaporean director and writer. His last feature film, A Land Imagined (2018), won the Golden Leopard at the 71st Locarno Film Festival and was selected as Singapore’s entry to the 92nd Academy Awards’ Best International Feature Film category. The film also won Best Original Screenplay and Best Original Music Score at the 56th Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival and is now internationally distributed on Netflix. Extending beyond conventional cinema networks, Yeo’s works have been shown at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Taipei; the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid; the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art (NTU CCA), Singapore and for the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA).
He is co-founder of 13 Little Pictures, a vanguard film collective which organises experimental film labs around Southeast Asia, and part of the artist group soft/Wall/studs, where he programmes documentary films in conversation with contemporary art practice.