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Playing and Becoming

May 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Participatory modes of expanded cinema performances are the focus of Mark Chua and Lam Li Shuen’s residency period.

Playing and Becoming is a performance-talk centered around such a participatory mode of live film creation. It explores this as an event of collective action and knowledge circulation, that fosters the potential of multiplicities through image and sound creation.

Mark Chua and Lam Li Shuen are a Singaporean filmmaker and artist duo. Working between image and sound, their works often employs absurdist imagery, thinking on place, histories, and the peculiarity of human desire. Their films have screened at international film festivals including the International Film Festival Rotterdam (2023), New Directors/New Films (2023) and BFI London Film Festival (2021). Their short film The Cup received the First Prize (Moving Images) in the Julius Baer Next Generation Art Prize of 2021. They have presented sound work and audiovisual performances at the Kunstraum Walcheturm, ArtScience Museum and National Museum of Singapore. They have also released multiple albums as the art rock duo ARE.


Esplanade Rehearsal Studio
1 Esplanade Dr Singapore 038981 Singapore + Google Map
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