Alfonse Chiu is a writer, artist, and curator working at the intersection of text, space, and the moving image. Their practice investigates imaginaries of capital and ideologies as shaped by media infrastructures and networked economies. They currently head SINdie, an editorial platform exploring Southeast Asian film culture(s), and the Centre for Urban Mythologies (CUM), a research and artistic platform interested in the (im)material tensions present within the environments of Asia. Their texts have been published on platforms such as KINEMA (University of Waterloo), Cinematheque Quarterly (National Museum of Singapore), NANG, Hyperallergic, and commissioned by institutions such as The Substation, the Asian Film Archive, and the Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video for the Berlinale Forum 2022. They are the 2021 e-flux journal fellow and an associate curator with DECK.

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“Medium Rare”, “God or Dog” and the makings of a Singaporean monster

Content warning: References to violent or disturbing behaviour In late January 1981, the body of a young girl was discovered in a brown PVC bag about a metre high by a young man in Toa Payoh. She had died from asphyxiation; a later autopsy showed signs of sexually assault. Slightly more than a week later,

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8 Questions with Alan Oei

As part of ArtsEquator’s interview series profiling artistic directors across the region, we spoke with Alan Oei, AD of The Substation and co-founder and executive director of OH! Open House, on his hopes, his challenges, and how he balances different needs and roles between the two companies. How do you come up with the themes

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