JAR26 OF HAUNTED SPACES

JAR26 OF HAUNTED SPACES

JAR26 – THE JOURNAL FOR ARTISTIC RESEARCH

The exposition Of Haunted Spaces-The Artistic Research in Filmmaking is published and online: https://jar-online.net/en

Of Haunted Spaces is an artistic research project conducted into Chinese ghost cities. It interprets the paradoxical urban phenomena where cities are built for millions, but not lived in. The research process is presented through the publication of Ghost Paper, a reference to the traditional Chinese joss paper that is burned as an offering to the dead, which I developed with Ralph K.C.Wu.

The first issue used a newspaper format that can be unfolded into a poster. This online version uses the reference to the traditional papers to connect the online with the offline world, the imaginary and the real world, to reveal the effects of capitalism that are haunting our living conditions.

Enter the Ghost here:

https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/1001280/1131922

Keep on scrolling, reading, and watching clips here:

https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/1001280/1001281/0/823

https://doi.org/10.22501/jar.1001280

The Journal for Artistic Research (JAR) is an international, online, Open Access and peer-reviewed journal that disseminates artistic research from all disciplines. JAR provides a digital platform where multiple methods, media and articulations may function together to generate insights in artistic research endeavours. It seeks to promote exposition of practise as artistic research.

What about China? Trinh T. Minh-ha

What about China? Trinh T. Minh-ha

What about China? (Part I of II, 2020–21) by Trinh T. Minh-ha was initiated by NTU CCA Singapore, and co-commissioned with Rockbund Art Museum (RAM), Shanghai, the film takes the notion of harmony in China as a site of creative manifestation, and draws from footage shot in 1993 and 1994, in Eastern and Southern China, specifically from provinces Anhui, Hubei, Zhejiang, Fujian and Guangxi—linked to the remote origins of Chinese civilisation.

A conversation between Trinh T. Minh-ha and Ute Meta Bauer on What about China? presented by Ella Raidel in Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writings.

Bauer U. M., Raidel E., Trinh T. M. (2021). Trinh T. Minh-ha and Ute Meta Bauer in Conversation on What about China? In: Postcolonial Futures. Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writings, 20(2),145-152. University of Leeds and NTU Nanyang Technological University.

https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/4152?fbclid=IwAR2zasR0Ntu6tngIv0SVJdpk3h17VRPVHFAjaO-pMc-N6UkHkBz2XIQmtkI

http://movingworlds.net/volumes/20/postcolonial-futures/

Hard City, Soft City

Hard City, Soft City

Double Happiness (2014) is part of the online-film program Hard City, Soft City at NUS Baba House 16.-19. November. The film will be available online for 24h on the 18th of November, followed by an online panel discussion with Jerome Ng on the 19th of November.

Film program

Register to watch the film: https://bit.ly/3mDZVnc

Register for the panel discussion: https://www.eventbrite.sg/…/panel-discussion-panel…

This program is part of the APRU University Museum Research Symposium.

https://blog.nus.edu.sg/aprusymposium/

Conversations with Filmmakers

Conversations with Filmmakers

Von Brücken und verlorenen Verbindungen, Interview with der chinesischen Filmemacherin Zhu Shengze über ihren Film „A River Runs, Turns, Erases, Replaces“, über ihre Heimatstadt Wuhan und über ihre Inspiration durch den italienischen Schriftsteller Italo Calvino.

Viennale Interview, Ray Filmmagazin 10/2021

Das Gespenst des Kapitalismus, Interview mit dem aus Singapur stammenden Künstlers Ho Rui An anlässlich seiner Ausstellung „The Ends of a Long Boom“ in der Kunsthalle. Ein Gespräch über künstlerische Recherche und Praxis, über den Horrorfilm und über Denkanstöße durch einen Wechsel der historischen Perspektive.

Den vollständigen Artikel in der Ray Printausgabe 07 + 08/2021

Hale County, This Morning, This Evening, Ramell Ross

A conversation with RaMell Ross on his Oscar-nominated film “Hale County This Morning, This Evening” [March 2021]

A conversation between Ute Meta Bauer and Trinh T. Minh-ha on ‘What about China?’ in Postcolonial Futures, Issue 20.2, A Journal of Transcultural Writings, 2021

What about China?

Trinh T. Minh-ha is Professor of Rhetoric and of Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Originally trained as a music composer, her oeuvre as an artist, filmmaker, composer, and postcolonial feminist theorist has charted the constellation of various discourses on gender, colonization, migration, and film poetics. Her latest filmic work-in-progress What About China? (Part I of II, 2020–21), initiated and co-produced by NTU CCA Singapore and was part of the first large-scale solo exhibition of Trinh’s work in Asia. 

Taking the notion of “harmony” in China as a site of creative manifestation, What About China? focuses on Chinese culture and identity through its artistic and rural architectural practices, as well as through everyday village activities. In the foreseen demise of China’s peasantry as a class, Trinh is asking again: what exactly is disappearing? Situated in the realm between ancient wisdom, avant-garde, experiment, and popular folk acumen, the film features a multiplicity of voices and narratives embedded in a rhythmic conversation between the still and the moving image. Trinh creates a work that is interrogative and reflexive by nature; one that exposes the naivety of cinematic technology and ideology that claims increasing unmediated access to reality.

Vom Lesen zum Erzählen, ein Interview mit Hou Hsiao-Hsien

Das Österreichische Filmmuseum widmet dem großen taiwanesischen Regisseur Hou Hsiao-Hsien eine Gesamtretrospektive.

Ray Filmmagazin 06/14

Reminiszenzen an das Kino, ein Interview with Tsai Ming-Liang

Die Wiener Festwochen widmen dem herausragenden taiwanesischen Filmemacher und Künstler Tsai Ming-Liang eine Personale.

Ray Filmmagazin 05/2014

Artistic Research in Film Conference 2021

Artistic Research in Film Conference 2021

International GEECT Conference// Transversal Entanglement // Artistic Research in Film

3-5 June 2021

The freedom of searching the unsearchable in the process of filmmaking as artistic research allows combining different disciplines, such as philosophy, cultural studies, urban studies and film studies to enhance each other’s range of knowledge production. In her ongoing art-based research project, Ella Raidel investigates China’s urban spaces in and through cinema.

The subject investigated is how global capitalism is affecting and haunting the living conditions of our time. In exploring the line between documentary and fiction, Ella Raidel develops a method of performative documentary to create a discursive space in which facts, analyses, commentaries, and references can be woven into one narrative. This research is not only to scrutinize the social reality and to render the social discourse but also to reflect on the convention of filmmaking and its representations. Her new film A PILE OF GHOSTS on Chinese Ghost cities will be released in 2021 and will be the subject of this talk.

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Filmmaking as Artistic research

Filmmaking as Artistic research

OF HAUNTED SPACES – Filmmaking as Artistic Research

Filmmaking as Artistic Research is new territory. The freedom of searching the unsearchable in this process allows combining different disciplines, such as philosophy, cultural study, urban study, and film study to enhance each other’s range of knowledge production in making a film. In her ongoing art-based research projects, Ella Raidel investigates Chinas urban spaces in and through cinema. The subject investigated is how global capitalism is affecting and haunting the living conditions of our time. In exploring the line between documentary and fiction Ella Raidel develops a method of performative documentary to create a discursive space in which facts, analyses, commentaries, and references can be woven into one narrative. This research is not only to scrutinize the social reality and to render the social discourse, but also to reflect on the convention of filmmaking and its representations. Her new film A Pile of Ghosts on Chinese Ghost cities will be released in 2021 and will be the subject of this talk.

www.hauntedspaces.net

Film program Speaking/Thinking Nearby.

Film program Speaking/Thinking Nearby.

Conversations with filmmakers Heidrun Holzfeind, Shireen Seno, and Kimi Takesue for the introduction of the accompanying film program Speaking/Thinking Nearby curated by Marc Gloede and Ella Raidel, NTU CCA Singapore, October 2020

About the film program: Special attention in the accompanying film program has been given to Trinh’s approach of the withdrawal from the usual pattern of the documentary with regard to authenticity, representation, observation, or the creation of sentiments in favour of non-linear storytelling in which the documentary appears as a performance.

A conversation with filmmaker Kimi Takesue.

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A conversation with Heidrun Holzfeind

A conversation with filmmaker Shireen Seno

“There is no such thing as documentary”

“There is no such thing as documentary”

26 Feb 2021, Fri 04:00 PM – 07:00 PM
27 Feb 2021, Sat 01:30 PM – 07:00 PM

As the concluding programme of the exhibition Trinh T. Minh-ha. Films. (17 October 2020 – 28 February 2021) at NTU CCA Singapore, this four-part conference brings together scholars and practitioners across filmic, anthropological and curatorial disciplines, addressing notions of multivocality, performativity, and truth in fiction, through Trinh’s practice as a filmmaker and theorist.

As Trinh wrote: “There is no such thing as documentary…The words will not ring true.” Both a response and homage to Trinh’s provocation, and at once a close but also an opening, the conference extends multiple threads of inquiry beyond the ontological frames presented in Trinh’s films, to further explore the theoretical parallels and proximities between arrangement and composition, territorialisation and deterritorisalisation, that underscore Trinh’s cinematic works.

Co-organised by Dr Erika Balsom (Canada/United Kingdom), Prof Ute Meta Bauer (Germany/Singapore), Dr Marc Glöde(Germany/Singapore), and Dr Ella Raidel (Austria/Singapore)

Presented in collaboration with King’s College London

Conference online now!