SGIFF New Waves 1: Celluloid Dreamstate
April 25, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
New Waves shines a spotlight on young filmmakers who are making waves through the archipelago, forming an emerging community within Southeast Asia. Join them in a film screening and dialogue with guest speakers from different disciplines, centered upon their unique and personal approaches to utilising film as a mode of expression. Come participate in these open dialogue sessions to find out more about this emerging community of filmmakers in anticipation of the 29th edition of the Singapore International Film Festival end-2018.
Celluloid Dreamstate: Composing memories through Decay
PATHOMPON MONT TESPRATEEP | THAILAND
In dialogue with Silke Schmickl
Working with the increasing arcane medium of celluloid film, Pathompon Mont Tesprateep has carved out a unique position between film, installation and sound art practices. His short films harness the aesthetics of silent cinema with an unconventional use of sound and silence.
Having showcased his work at the Rotterdam International Film Festival this year with the recommendation of Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Mont joins Silke Schmickl, co-founder of Lowave, an experimental film and video art publishing house, now engaged in curatorial work that parallels Mont’s transversal approach towards different mediums and its shifting contexts. Mont will share his artistic approach as they ponder upon the oneiric quality of silent cinema, its uncanny aura in the present, the investment of personal memories through this mediums and to what ends it serves.
Short Film Screenings:
- Excerpt: Endless, Nameless (Thailand / 2017 / approx. 8min)
- Song X (Thailand / 2017 / 20min / Rating: PG)