Animating the Archive |
State of Motion 2020: Rushes of Time

  • January 10, 2020 | 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM | Friday
  • Oldham Theatre
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While archives are built to order and preserve our sense of time, how do artists and filmmakers make a “new” sense of time out of past materials?

Animating the Archive serves as a parallel film section to the exhibition, responding to the themes explored in State of Motion 2020: Rushes of Time. From independent features to experimental short forms, the selection extends the enquiry around the archival and the contemporaneous through the cinematic lens, examining the potential of the filmic medium to (re)animate histories.

Rushes of Time is the fifth iteration of Asian Film Archive’s annual film and art event, State of Motion. Set against the newly opened National Archives of Singapore building as one of its exhibition sites, this year’s theme reflects on the relations between ideas of time, bodies of memory and the moving image through site-specific installations, live performances and film screenings.

The film programme will be presented in two sections as a response to the exhibition: Animating the Archive and Accessing the Archive. This series of films will take stock of the repositories, including the Asian Film Archive Collection, and to explore the possibilities of the archival. The Asian Film Archive will also be showcasing newly restored works from recent years as part of the occasion.

3 tickets: $20 || 5 tickets: $30
(U.P. $10 per ticket)

The bundle ticket packages are available for purchase only at Oldham Theatre’s Box Office. The box office will be open one hour before the earliest showtime of the day on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

All screenings take place at Oldham Theatre. The full schedule and ticketing pages for each screening are below. 

*The schedule and programme line-up are correct at the time of publishing. Any changes will be updated and reflected.