Open House: people-place-space

July 23, 2022
13:00 - 17:00

Taking the form of an Open House, the first iteration of 'EXCHANGES' presents a day of artist film screenings, performance, and debate under the theme of ‘people-place-space’. Join the conversation as together we discover new forms of interconnectedness.

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Open House: people-place-space explores how people are placemakers in the context of migration, displacement, and resistance:

  • Who gets to embed meaning into a space for its citizens (and who gets left out)?
  • How can places be made and defined without excluding communities?
  • How do we listen to each other in a multilingual environment, as we attempt to understand each other’s wants and needs?
  • Can the community determine alternative use of spaces?

Visitors are invited to sketch out a vision for what kind of art space we should become. 

Our Project Space also hosts a new iteration Mengting Zhuo’s ongoing performance project, Thesaurus.

In the Jasmine Suite, ‘Remembering Place’ features seven short films by international Asian filmmakers which reveal the connected identities of global East and Southeast Asian communities, curated by Moritz Cheung.

Thesaurus, Mengting Zhuo

For 'EXCHANGES' Mengting Zhuo will create a new iteration of her ongoing performance project, Thesaurus, which explores ways of storytelling without a subject. Playing with narrative and illusion, every performance becomes an unexpected game with an unexpected audience.

Performance 1-3pm, followed by a conversation with the artist.

Remembering Place

Using the language of filmmaking as its starting point, from mise-en-scène to semi-improvised theatre, Remembering Place explores how artists reimagine post-colonial Asia, migration, family and friendship.

The programme illustrates multiple lived experiences of Asian migrants, and traces fragmented memories of home and community. The films explore how communities express collective memory through daily objects, domestic activities and settings, while aiming to reconfirm self-identity and seek resolution.

Remembering Place is curated by Moritz Cheung for CFCCA. Videos are screened on loop 1-5pm.

Film programme:

de(-privation)velopment, Aileen Ye, 2020, 1:39 mins

A Private Collection, Wu Chi-Yu, 2016, 13:33 mins

That ・ This, Hu Ching-Chuan, 2018, 4 mins

Photo Booth, Roxy Rezvany, 2022, 7:50 mins

River is My Hometown, River Cao, 2021, 8:06 mins

Chimera, Eileen Yoon, 2021, 9:34 mins

A Maiden’s Prayer, Tzuan Wu, 2021, 8:08 mins

Remembering Place includes a conversation at 4pm between artist River Cao and guest curator Moritz Cheung.

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River Cao
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