Heads up, cinephiles! ArtScience Museum is hosting a cinematic experience by Daisuke Miyazaki, in collaboration with Singapore International Film Festival
We’ve already marked our calendars for the highly anticipated Singapore International Film Festival. And this time, we’re also adding a special film event to our checklists – ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands will play host to Specters and Tourists, a multi-screen and abstract exhibition by Japanese director Daisuke Miyazaki.
It’s a strange, strange world
If you’ve watched Daisuke’s offbeat neo-noir film ‘End of the Night’, you’d know not to expect a typical film experience at Specters and Tourists. The non-linear and poetic exhibition consists of two parts: in Specters, you’ll observe the isolation and anxiety of modern life told in fragments of existing footage from Daisuke’s work. In Tourists, you can follow two Japanese girls as they travel to Singapore on a whim and discover the uniqueness of our city.
Specters and Tourists, 11 November to 17 December 2017. Free admission.
Catch the director and guest musicians in an exuberant performance
Intrigued by the man behind this unusual exhibition? Drop by ArtScience Museum on 16 November for a chance to see him in person. In a new collaboration with independent local sound project and art rock band, ARE, Daisuke will direct an immersive live music performance, All Life Is Tour, featuring the themes of the exhibition. Improvised music is set against filmic images of everyday suburban landscapes, creating a dreamlike experience.
ArtScience Late, 16 November 2017, 8pm. Free admission, on a first-come-first-served basis. Visitors also enjoy special 1-for-1 entry to all exhibitions (7pm to 10pm) on ArtScience Late evenings.
Watch an omnibus film shot by four directors
In line with the Specters and Tourists exhibition, the museum will be screening 5 to 9, a collaborative film by four regional directors – Daisuke, China’s Vincent Du, Thailand’s Rasiguet Sookkarn and Singapore’s very own Tay Bee Pin. Taking place on the night of the historic Brazil versus Germany World Cup finals in 2014, the film explores the topic of unrequited love and goodbyes.
ArtScience on Screen, 5 November to 5 December 2017. Classification: M18 for sexual scenes & coarse language. Click here for the full schedule.
Both the performance and the additional screenings are held in conjunction with Specters and Tourists, co-organised by ArtScience Museum and Singapore International Film Festival.
ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974; For more information, click here.
This article is sponsored by ArtScience Museum.