Place it there, solo exhibition for Koh Yao Project



Place it there
: วางอยู่ตรงนั้น

Torlarp Larpjaroensook : ต่อลาภ ลาภเจริญสุข



2-31 July 2010

at Bo(ok)hemien art space



opening & artist talk

2nd of July, 2010 @ 7pm











*profit from selling the works will be donated to buid a hospital in Koh Yao island

http://kohyaoproject.com/



(รายได้มอบให้โครงการก่อสร้างโรงพยาบาลที่เกาะยาวใหญ่ จังหวัดพังงา)

http://kohyaoproject.com/



โครงการก่อสร้างโรงพยาบาลโดยการออกแบบแบบมีส่วนร่วมที่เกาะยาว

คือการพัฒนาศูนยืแพทย์ชุมชนบนเกาะที่มีอยู่เดิม บนเกาะยาวใหญ่ เกาะกลางทะเลอันดามัน มีประชากรอาศัยอยู่ 10000 คน

เดิม มีสถานีอนามัยตำบลพรุใน ให้การดูแลผู้ป่วย ต่อมามีแพทย์อยุ่ประจำ เมื่อ 8 ปีก่อน ได้ปรับเปลี่ยนเป็นศูนย์แพทย์ชุมชนและต่อมาในปีนี้

ชุมชนได้ร่วม ระดมทุนเพื่อก่อสร้างอาคารเรือนพักผู้ป่วย เพื่อให้สามารถดูแลผุ้ป่วยได้มากขึ้น โดยทำการออกแบบร่วมกับสถาปนิกอาสา กลุ่ม CROSSs โดยเน้นออกแบบอย่างมีส่วนร่วมของชุมชน โดยมีความมุ่งหวังให้เป็นโรงพยาบาลเล็กๆที่สร้างโดยชุมชน

อบอุ่นและเหมาะสมกับวิถีชีวิตวัฒนธรรมของชุมชน





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*sold





จากริมคลองอยุธยาสู่น่านฟ้าโพสต์โมเดิร์น

การเขียนคำนิยม…………….ไม่ง่ายนะ ครับ เพราะยังไงก็แล้วแต่ ศิลปินก็คงจะให้คนที่สนิทๆกันเขียนกันเอง ชมกันเอง ยอกันเอง…….ถ้ามองในแง่ดีหน่อย…….ยกความดีของผลงานมาอธิบายได้

แต่ ไม่ซิครับ ส่งมาให้ผม ผมต้องได้ประโยชน์ในการเขียนด้วย จากที่เคยแค่มองตัวผลงาน พูดคุย ท้วงถามหลายๆอย่าง………หลายๆครั้งที่ผมเฝ้าสังเกตศิลปินสร้างผลงาน ผมตกหลุมพรางที่ตัวศิลปินแอบตั้งคำถาม

ตีความกันวุ่นวายไปหมด…………..หลายทฤษฎี

วิเคราะห์กันมันส์ปาก ลืมกินข้าวกินปลา

เสียเวลาจริงๆ

ผลงานนั้นยิ่งดูยิ่งง่าย เรื่องจริง ไม่อ้อมโลกให้ว้าวุ่นเหนื่อยหัว

แต่แล้วพอคลุกคลีตีโมงกับตัวศิลปิน

ผมไปเจออะไรแทนรู้ไหม

ปรัชญาครับๆๆๆๆๆ

ผล งานศิลปะจะแยกออกจากชีวิตได้อย่างไร คำถามนี้มีคนถามมาเยอะ และส่วนมากคนที่อธิบายว่าแยกได้…………….เท่าที่สังเกตดู……..ไม่ค่อยน่าคบหา เท่าไหร่ เหมือนคนยากๆคนนึง

ต่อลาภ ลาภเจริญสุข ศิลปินคนนี้ผมขอบอกเลย………..ว่าถ้าได้ก้าวข้ามมาในอาณาจักรความคิดของเขา……. เขาอาจเป็นชายคนเดียวในวงการสร้างสรรค์ที่จู่ๆคุณคิดถึงเขาคุณก็อยากเดินไป บอกว่าคิดถึงผลงานคุณต่อลาภ

ผลงานของศิลปิน…….มุ่งไปที่ไหนรู้ไหม……….. ไม่ใช่ความงามที่เสี้ยมสอนกันมา ไม่ใช่ความคิดที่ปักแน่นน่าเรียนรู้………..แต่เป็นบรรยากาศ เป็นเสียงของสรรพสิ่ง เป็นความจริงใจอันแท้

และยิ่งตัวศิลปินกับผลงาน แล้ว ไม่ได้แยกออกจากกัน ถ้าท่านนั่งญาณเข้าสภาวะเเอ๊บสแตร๊คได้………ท่านจะเห็นว่า…………………..ตัวศิลปิน กับผลงานมันเป็นก๊อปปี้ ที่ไม่รู้ว่าอันไหนตัวพ่อแบบตัวแม่แบบและที่สำคัญกว่าคือมิได้ผ่านการ ประดิษฐ์ประดอยทัศนคติแต่เป็นการเรียบเรียงรสนิยมเชิงประสบการณ์เก่าของตัว ศิลปินและผ่านจิตใต้สำนึก……..เค้นหลุดออกมาอย่างสวยสด…..

ดูแล้วเหมือนเสียงนกร้องยามเช้า…….ไม่รู้เหมือนกันว่ามันพูดอะไร…………แต่ไพเราะจับจิต………..อยากเป็นคนตื่นเช้า…………ไปกันเลย



สรุปว่า ศิลปินคนนี้ผมขอยอ…………กันตรงๆไปเลย

คือชื่นชอบและอยากให้ท่านผู้เสพสุนทรียะอีกหลายๆท่านได้พบของละเอียดอ่อน

ที่ไม่ได้ถูกแยกอะไรออกจากกันเลย ระหว่างตัวศิลปินและตัวผลงาน

โปรดสนุกและเพลิดเพลินกับการค้นหา

ความหมายย้อนกลับ

จากน่านฟ้าโพสต์โมเดิร์นย้อนกลับไปสู่ลำคลองสุนทรีย์เล็กๆที่แสนจริงใจ

จากชายผู้มาจากริมคลองเมืองเก่าอยุธยา





จากใจที่แสนเปราะบางและสั่นเทา

ทีมงาน บริษัทย้อนแยงสุนทรียะและสหาย



ปล. ฝากถามทุกๆท่านที่ถือเเผ่นพับเเผ่นนี้ว่า ทำไมต้องถามว่าศิลปะคืออะไร ในเมือสุดท้ายแล้วมันเพียงแค่สัดส่วนเล็กๆของการมีชีวิตที่ปกติสุขอย่าง สร้างสรรค์ก็เท่านั้น



From Ayudhaya’s canal to “Post-modern” territorial airspace

Writing this article,…is not easy because, in any case, artist will usually ask someone who is close to him to write about him and to give him some nice compliments…or optimistically, to explain the virtue of his works

But no..if he ask me, I should be beneficial from writing this article, too

From looking at his works, having conversations with him or asking him questions….. there were many times when I observed the artist doing his artworks and I had fallen into the trap of his questions that he had set secretly ….then we would be busy defining them… with many theories…,or enjoyed analyzing them until forgot to eat, wasting our times..

The more I look at his works, the easier they are. They are true, not beating around the bush nor being bustle.

And when I have associated with the artist, do you know what I have found? The Philosophy!!!!

Can we separate art from life? This question has been asked so many times and when most people say yes, it is possible, from my observation; they are not people whom I want to associate with that much. They seem difficult.

Torlarp Larpjaroensook, as I can tell, once you have stepped into the empire of his mind, he may be the only one in this creative realm that you suddenly think of him and want to walk to him then say “I think of your works… do you know where they lead me to?... they don’t lead me to the beauty that I have raised up with so far nor the dogmatic thought of learning..but they are the atmosphere, the voice of things and the pure heartfelt feeling”.

Especially when artist and artworks are not separated, if you can meditate until you reach the abstract state, you will realize that the artist and his works are the same copy that no one knows which one is the original.

And it is even more important when his works have not been through the process of attitude elaboration but is only the re-arrangement of personal taste from the former experiences aspect which is beautifully pumped out through the subconscious.

It may sound like a bird coos in the morning, we do not know what he sings but it is so beautiful that we, somehow, want to be the early riser.

In conclusion, to be straightforward, I would like to praise this artist because I admire him and want to persuade the aesthetes to see the delicate things which have not been divided, between artist and his works.

Do have fun and enjoy the exploration on the reversed meaning from “Post Modern” territorial airspace to the small and sincere aesthetic waterway from a man from Ayudhaya’s canal

From the fragile and shivering heart,

Yonyang Retracing Aesthetic and Friends Company























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nooka x summer palooza


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MP Baey Yam Keng: The Cabinet


Don pray pray! Even an MP can produce a play. Can't say the title is exciting, though: The Cabinet.

In any case, this is not the first theatre works that Baey Yam Keng has produced.

It is three days before the opening night. Watch how a crew of six, each one woven in between this complex patchwork of real and make-believe, struggle to stitch together the story of one man De Bra who is possessed by a seemingly innocuous hobby that has the potential to unleash the sexuality of others. Watch them as they wrestle with faults and conflict within and without, thrashing against bonds both external and self-imposed. And as human creativity gasp for breath in this death match between what is necessary and what is merely arbitrary. Welcome to this great stage of fools. We cry we are one. The ETCeteras in collaboration with The Arts House, returns with a new original Mandarin white comedy about irreverent dressing and succession planning. And there is no better place to hang out with the dainty lingerie than The Arts House Chamber! Visit www.etceteras.org.sg for more information.

From Eventful, "The Cabinet at The Arts House".

A theatre company with a crew of five struggles to stitch together Mei Mei’s Bra, a monologue about a man, his prized possessions and a cabinet. The ETCeteras, in collaboration with The Arts House, presents its 20th production, a white comedy about obsessions and successions featuring Johnny Ng, Leanne Ong, Lim Wah Long, Leo Lai, Molizah Mohd Mohteris, written and directed by Lim Hai Yen. 这5人缺一不可。在内忧和外患的舞台上,谁有资格决定,人在什么时候应该一丝不茍,什么时候可以一丝不挂?林海燕编导。 In Mandarin and English with English surtitles. More information can be found on the website www.etceteras.org.sg

From inSing.com, "The Cabinet Play".
MP Baey Yam Keng will be producing a play, titled The Cabinet, in July.

Despite a hectic schedule which includes a day job as a Account Director in Hill & Knowlton and his duties as a Member of Parliament, Baey still finds time to cater to his passion, theatre.

He has produced well-received productions, such as Want United People (Singapore Arts Festival 1998), Madam What's Next (Singapore Chinese Cultural Festival 2000) and Game Play (Huayi Festival 2007) with Singapore theatre company, The ETCeteras.

Founded in 1996, The ETCeteras is the only Singapore theatre company that adheres to staging original works in the local arts scene.

The ETCeteras's 20th theatre production, The Cabinet, will run from July 21 to July 25 and July 28 to July 30, at The Chamber at The Arts House.

Produced by The ETCeteras in collaboration with The Arts House, The Cabinet is an original comedy about nagging obsessions and succession planning.

"This play may venture on grounds that people think are taboo areas in Singapore. The Cabinet does have an interesting premise. The audience can look forward to a cleverly witted script and a strong performance by some of the best actors in Singapore," said producer and founding president of The ETCeteras, Baey Yam Keng.

From Asiaone, "MP to produce play".

Winter Sonata Park Yong Ha suicide??


What drove Park Yong Ha to commit suicide? (Park Yong Ha, famous for his role in TV series, Winter Sonata was found lifeless hanging from a cell phone charging cable.)

What a way to kill oneself...just because his father is ill? Because he fails in business? Because he suffers insomnia (due to depression)?

Although several hour have passed since Park Yong Ha’s death, but questions still remained unsolved: what drove Park Yong Ha to commit suicide?

Many acquaintances of the actor have all claimed that they do not know the reason of Park Yong Ha’s death, as he’s been acting like normal for the past few days. But it isn’t what it seems beneath the surface.

After further investigations, it’s been revealed that Park Yong Ha has had difficult times because of his ill father. His father has been suffering stomach cancer for a long period of time, and was told recently that it was in a terminal stage. A friend of Park Yong Ha claims, “After learning that his father had cancer, Yong Ha brought his father home and cared for him. He always worried about his father. He also said that he will be focusing on caring for his father for a while.”

Park Yong Ha’s failure in business also seems to be another reason for his suicide. Right before appearing on On Air (drama), he became independent from his ex-agency, and established his own company, with his father as the company’s president. According to a family acquaintance, running the business was not an easy task for them. A manager in the company made a financial mistake after getting various loans, causing the agency a huge loss. To make matters worse, Park Yong Ha’s father was left with a huge debt after mistakenly co-signing someone else’s loan. To contribute to the financial difficulty of the family, Park Yong Ha had even recently consulted a used car dealer to sell his car.

Park Yong Ha was also revealed to have been suffering from insomnia for 14 years, because of depression. He confessed on his Twitter a while back that he had been relying on sleeping pills for a long time, making his fans worry about his health. The actor also shared on a program that his rising fame as a Hallyu star caused him to undergo depression from a sense of shame.

Spokepersons from the hospital and police station have confirmed that no suicide note was left behind. The police have registered it as being an unnatural death and that a variety of reasons (listed above) probably led Park Yong Ha to choose suicide. Upon his family request, no autopsy will be performed and a traditional Buddhist funeral will be held for Park Yong Ha on July 2nd at 8am.

From Allkpop, "What drove Park Yong Ha to commit suicide?".

An octopus (Paul the Oracle) says German will beat Argentina

Can you believe that prediction of this Octopus Paul? In any case, Singapore Pools favors Argentina to win (payment $2.10 for every dollar) compared to Germany (payment $3.10 for every dollar). Well, another good reason to bet on Germany for the coming 03/07 game, huh?

Do take note Octopus Paul has so far a 100% success rate in picking Germany to beat Australia, Ghana and England, as well as Serbia to beat Germany.

German football fans have another reason to hope as their team head for the World Cup quarter-final with Argentina - Paul the octopus has tipped Germany to win.

"Extremely tight - but luckily a win for Germany in the end," said those in charge of the octopus tank at Aquarium Sea Life in Oberhausen.

The handlers of the psychic octopus baited glass cubes with mussels marked with Germany and Argentina. The mussel Paul first chooses is viewed as its prediction for the upcoming game.

Paul headed straight for the Germany cube.

He has been right four out of four times so far, picking Germany to beat Australia, Ghana and England, as well as Serbia to beat Germany.

From Star, "Octopus tips German win".

Having correctly tipped Germany to spank England, the world-famous psychic octopus is back with a hot new tip: Germany to beat Argentina in the quarter-finals, either in extra time or on penalties.

Paul the Psychic Octopus, who has featured in Goaly Moly before, has a 100% record in predicting the winner in all four of Germany's games so far, and he's putting all his tentacles on ze Germans reaching the last four.

On Tuesday, Paul once again was given the choice of picking food from two different plastic containers in his tank, one with an Argentina flag on it and the other with a German flag.

The container Paul opens first is his tip.

This time Paul spent about 45 minutes before eating the food in the box with the Germany flag. All of which suggests that Paul thinks the match will be very tight - so extra time or pens it is.

Stick your mortgage on the Germans to win on penalties, as they often do. Paul is NEVER wrong, folks.

From Goaly Moly, "Paul the Psychic Octopus tips Germany to beat Argentina in World Cup quarter-finals".

Octopus oracle Paul on Tuesday hesitated but ultimately picked Germany to win -- again -- this time over Argentina in their quarterfinal matchup at the football World Cup.

Paul, who rose to global fame after correctly predicting all four of Germany's games in this year's tournament, indicated that Saturday's game will be a tough battle and that it may even end in a penalty shootout.

While English-born Paul made a snappy decision to pick Germany over his native country, this time it took the octopus about an hour to approach a water glass containing a mussel marked with a German flag, said Tanja Munzig, a spokeswoman for Sea Life Aquarium in the western city of Oberhausen.

Paul ignored a similar glass with Argentina's flag, but he also did not reach inside the German glass with his tentacles to grab the seafood goodie.

"Paul kept staring at the German glass and only when we wanted to take out both glasses, he finally jumped inside the German one and gulped down the mussel" Munzig said. "All of his behavior indicates that Saturday's game will be very tough and it may even go into extra time and penalty shootout -- but in the end Germany will win."

Two-year-old Paul has proven to be a reliable oracle in the past -- in addition to predicting Germany's win over England, he also foretold the victories over Australia and Ghana and the country's loss to Serbia. During the 2008 European Championship, he predicted 80 percent of all German games right, Munzig said.

Despite being a naturalized German, Munzig said, Paul is not a biased octopus and "he may even have some relatives in Argentina, who emigrated there many generations ago."

From Yahoo! News, "Octopus Paul predicts German win over Argentina".

POSB Everyday Card - please don't give us the new design!!

Well, I have nothing against the new design of the POSB Everyday Card--it shows the latest Singapore skyline. (The current look of the credit card is very dull.)

But what I do mind is that the new card offers an upgrade which I can do without: it will double-up as an Ez-link card.

Can you imagine having this new POSB Everyday Card in your wallet together with your existing Ez-link card? And ever think what will happen when you tap the wallet to the card reader? (C'mon everyone is doing that! No one really takes the card out from his / her wallet / purse for tapping it against the machine!) From which card the machine will deduct the fee?

On a second thought, it won't be a problem if you get rid of your Ez-link card altogether.

The POSB Everyday Card will get a new look that showcases the latest Singapore skyline that includes the Marina Bay Sands integrated resort.

And it's not just the look of the card that gets an upgrade.

The credit card will feature the ATM function and can double-up as an Ez-link card, eliminating the need to carry a separate card for public transport commuters.

Cardholders with cars can also enjoy a cash rebate when they renew their HDB Season Parking licence online.

DBS said it has set out to create a card that Singaporeans can take pride in owning.

Currently, there are over 400,000 holders of the credit card

Existing cardholders will receive the new POSB Everyday Card by December 2010.

From Channel NewsAsia, "DBS' POSB unit revamps credit card".

Production Talk - '7th July' by Kimberly Leng


It began with telling a story with two women. On a random day of the year, what would one be expecting out from the ordinary lives of two women? Inspired by a deaf friend who raises a hearing child on her own, 7th of July was thus born.

In what circumstances was this film conceived?
It was an academic requirement that this film was conceived. I chose to tell a story from a hearing-impaired mother's perspective because I wonder what it must be like to raise a child as a handicapped mother raising a child who was not handicapped. How would they deal with the psychological, physical and social ramifications of such a unique arrangement? Would they feel like they would have to overcompensate on their physical inadequacies? And what would be the dynamics of a relationship of this particular kind? Parental love can be expressed in many ways but what I was interested in was specifically how this particular character would express her love for her daughter. I often wondered how it would feel like sleeping in bed with the prospect of never being able to hear your child calling for you. I could go on and on, but at the end of the day, I could only make a short film on this subject matter and hence the story I wanted to tell had to be considerably simplified.

So, how did you go about writing this script?
We began working with several treatments as the biggest challenge was simplifying the story with such a complex subject that is being targeted on. Upon locking down our final treatment, Jeannie Chia the writer began working on the script which was further developed as we continue to research on the deaf society such as meeting with an Audiologist who assisted us on perceiving the deaf world and reading up various articles on true stories of CODA, Children of Deaf Adult. The research was intense as we both had to discover a world that was not within our boundaries to begin with.

I must say it's hard to miss the fact that you have gotten such a stellar cast, featuring Yeo Yann Yann, as one of your leads! So how did you go about casting for 7th July?
She was god sent to this film. Yann Yann chanced upon the Casting call in Lasalle and the next thing we knew, she nailed the audition and was on board with us in this production. Casting for the deaf mother was certainly the biggest challenge for the film as it was not easy for the actor to deliver a sensitive yet realistic and close to heart character of a deaf person. From signing to singing with a deaf voice, the chosen actor must go through an intensive series of rehearsals and workshops to deliver a natural performance of a deaf character like Lyna. I must say I am very grateful that Yann Yann took the time to participate with me in this as she was also juggling with another rehearsal at the same time.

Being dubbed as "Probably the most sentimentally-engaging film of the showcase", could you share more about what goes behind the scenes which constituted to that?
Spontaneity and improvisation from the cast would probably be the catalytic factor that drove the scenes within the film to a different dimension.

How was this film made possible?
The Puttnam School of Film from Lasalle which groomed everyone of us into capable filmmaking students gave us the opportunity to create this film and of course, the support of the cast, crew and sponsors which gave us their time and energy for this production.

What were your biggest challenges you've met during production and how did you managed to overcome them?
Time and cast constraints, as we had to shoot day scenes in a location which was mainly available only at night for us. We also had to plan the shoot schedule strategically as both our lead actors have their own respective rehearsals to attend. With the help of our very capable team mates during pre-production, things just fall into place on its own as very thorough planning really promises a smooth shoot throughout the production.

Any interesting anecdotes to share about the production?
Battling with 40 cockroaches in the middle of the night while shooting on set and having to pray everyday to ensure good weather and a smooth shoot. Overall, we've been really blessed in many ways throughout this shoot.

How do you feel after graduating with your thesis film?
Great sense of achievement and feeling really relieved.

Any future plans?
Taking 7th of July to the film festival circuit and if another lucky day comes by,perhaps someone might like to further develop this film and bring this short film to the next level!

Understanding Singapore Cinema

Film is no longer about seamless, immaculately planned shots pieced together with dramatic music cued to set you sitting on the edge of your chair and one brilliant mind behind the camera playing God. It extends beyond the emotionlessness of plastic buttons, black wires and the various devices into a world of fantasy and trance. Organised by Esplanade, Bitesize presented Understanding Singapore Cinema on 19th June, alongside with the Asian Film Archive. The talk not only delved into the origins of Singapore Cinema, it also highlighted the artistic and cultural achievements of key Singapore filmmakers like Rajendra Gour, Eric Khoo, Glen Goei, Jack Neo etc.

This little heritage tour back to our cinematic roots has certainly stirred up much appreciation for those lost and forgotten and of course the beauty of such never failed to enchant the audience, for instance like the ever hilarious snippet from Seniman Bujang Lapok directed by the Malaysian maestro, P Ramlee or the slightly uncomfortable scene where the sudden suicide occurred from 12 Storeys directed by our remarkable Eric Khoo. The talk has definitely provided an encyclopedic perspective of national cinema and the immense value and influence it possesses till this very day. However, this talk would not been made possible without this very man - Mr Tan Bee Thiam, the speaker of the day! So before we end this entry, SINdie had a brief interview session with Bee Thiam to find out more about Asian Film Archive and their works.

So tell us why hold a talk on Singapore Cinema?
Bitesize is a series of talks and workshops organized by Esplanade to introduce various aspects of the arts to the general public. When Esplanade approached the Asian Film Archive to do a talk, we thought it'll be interesting to do an introductory session on Singapore Cinema in the last 100 years.

How do you guys managed to find films that date all the way back the 1930s and restore them?
For old films, we rely on the traces of information we find to track things down. It's a bit like film archaeology, doing research, looking for materials, tracking down the rights-owners and making an ask for their donation so we can share them with the public. Luckily too, there have been a wonderful bunch of scholars and collectors who have done excellent work in this field and always willing to share them with us.

Some of the earliest Singapore films we hold today include Orang Minyak (directed by L Krishnan, 1958) and Sumpah Pontianak (directed by BN Rao, 1958) - both from the Asian Film Archive: Cathay Malay Classics collection. It was a donation from the Cathay Organisation. With the support of the National Archives of Singapore, we have been doing film cleaning work so they are maintained and preserved well.

Unfortunately, we do not have all the films I talked about. Some of the titles, we only have memorabilia (posters, film magazine articles, etc) of them. A major memorabilia collection was donated recently by an avid collector.

Only a very small number of films is selected so far for restoration work because it is very expensive. One of them is Moon Over Malaya directed by Chun Khim, a 1957 film shot in Singapore and Malaysia. It took us close to 2 years to get this restored.

What sort of feedback did you guys receiving after holding the talk?
From the people who talked to me, it's been wonderful! Here’s a quote from a participant too:

"Singapore clearly played a pivotal role in the development of Asian cinema -- and Bee Thiam's thoughtful lecture provided a historical overview of filmmaking in this region. It is not merely a chronology, but places the changing tides of the industry within the context of the political and social history of the country. As with the Archive's premiere of the restored print of "Moon over Malaya" earlier this year and the accompanying curated exhibit, this talk was enlightening and reveals a long tradition of Singaporean cinema. I'm happy the Asian Film Archive exists to preserve that rich tradition for future generations. Bravo to Bee Thiam and his colleagues!"- Amos Ezra Katz, NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia

What other events can we look forward to?
We are doing a lunchtime talk in NUS on 10 August to review Singapore Cinema in the last decade (2000-2010). There will be a series of Singapore film screening in August too to celebrate National Day.

*The above pictures taken are courtesy of Esplanade Pte Ltd.

Here's AFA's take on the event!


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