1. Singapore by Singapore: From myth to neon realism. Short films screened under the stars


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    Come and join us on 24 January 2015 for an outdoor screening of experimental films at ICA Singapore. Seen from Europe, the genius of Singapore is its formidable power of circulation: between the 64 islands of the archipelago and the rest of the world, an endless spatial flow of material and immaterial goods, combined to result in the rapid historical movement “from mangrove to metropolis” that rendered visible layers of each step of development, a lively and dense interlacing of communities and cultures. Amongst the symbolic assets of the city, circulate also its images. However, the usual representations of natural paradise in Singapore or as a conquering city-state, gazes at economic and architectural modernity contribute to a discourse that is more complex, subtle and sometimes unexpected articulated by a generation of visual artists both critical and constructive. What news are these authors sending us from Singapore? What forms of description, definition, dynamics that these artists invent, eager to share portraits of their territory with the rest of the world. We searched their works for both documentarist dimensions and logics of projection (on the past, the present and future possibilities). If each offer the singularity of its own perspective on Singapore, together, their images consolidate to form an additional chain of islands in the archipelago, a prismatic hub exchanging findings and values; memories and innovations; profound schemes of ancient tales and sensitive beauty of a Neon Realism. The programme leads us from an enchanted description of Singapore to a visual reexamination of the founding myths and legends, to a consideration of certain events or spectacular rituals of the modern history of the archipelago (its Independence, the national parade...), to the visionary visiting of historical moments or secret sites (the student riots of May 13, 1954, or Orang Bukit Salah). It is about the creation of the portrait of an Electric Soul that claims the resources of a Neon Realism based not on the capturing of appearances, but the complexity of incessant and multiple movements. Curated by Nicole Brenez and Silke Schmickl. With the support of Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, National Arts Council Singapore, Lasalle College of the Arts, Art Week Singapore, Asian Film Archive, Lowave.

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    • Charles Richardson, interview at Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014, ICA, London


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      Recent Slade graduate Charles Richardson has hit the ground running. This year, in addition to his inclusion in Bloomberg New Contemporaries, he won the coveted New Sensations prize. Richardson’s work is an intricate mix of mediums and ideas and has recently culminated in a project that sees his own likeness digitally rendered in 3D. The eerie result resembles a hollow, rotating death mask, melded with the detritus of everyday life. We spoke to Richardson about his artistic processes, the concepts behind his work, and how he hopes to continue experimenting.

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      • Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, interview at Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014, ICA, London


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        Turner Prize-nominee Marvin Gaye Chetwynd is one of the panellists for this year’s Bloomberg New Contemporaries. Drawing on both art history and popular culture for inspiration, her own practice is largely performance based, often involving a carnivalesque collection of handmade costumes and a cast of extras. Chetwynd is also known for changing her name; formerly calling herself Spartacus, a name she felt was an appropriate nom de guerre. We spoke to Chetwynd about the selection process behind this year’s BNC exhibition and the surprising ways in which such a high-profile prize can affect an artist’s career. Institute of Contemporary Arts, London 26 November 2014 – 25 January 2015 Interview by Emily Spicer Filmed by Martin Kennedy

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        • Team 7 24 hour ad Challenge 2009


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          After being invited to Saatchi&Saatchi in London myself and Rob Stadtmuller worked as the art direction and design team on this short sting for the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art). We were teamed up with a film team and in 24hours created, shot, and edited this short film to be previewed with 19 others in a 24 hour ad challenge.

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          • Milou van der Maaden, interview at Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014, ICA, London


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            Dutch artist Milou van der Maaden graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art this year and instantly caught the attention of the panellists selecting for Bloomberg New Contemporaries with her entry From A Head to A Head, a video piece exploring a range of cultural and social issues centring on the complexities of colonial history, repatriation and diplomatic relations. We spoke to Van der Maaden about her work and what it means for an emerging artist to be included in such a high-profile, highly selective exhibition. Institute of Contemporary Arts, London 26 November 2014 – 25 January 2015 Interview by Emily Spicer Filmed by Martin Kennedy

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            • Matt-Copson, interview at Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014, ICA, London


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              Emerging artist Matt Copson’s alter ego is a vengeful fox named Reynard. Using ancient European folklore as inspiration, Copson has created a character that is both hateful and pitiful. Reynard has many manifestations, but at this year’s Bloomberg New Contemporaries exhibition he takes the form of a stylised drawing that changes colour hypnotically, accompanied by a voice-altered diatribe performed by Copson himself. With Reynard growling menacingly in the background, we spoke to Copson about his work and influences. Institute of Contemporary Arts, London 26 November 2014 – 25 January 2015 Interview by Emily Spicer Filmed by Martin Kennedy

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              • Kirsty Ogg, Bloomberg New Contemporaries Director, interview, ICA, London, 25 November 2014


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                On the opening night of British New Contemporaries at the Institute of Contemporary Art, we spoke to the competition’s director and former curator at the Whitechapel Gallery, Kirsty Ogg, about curating this year’s exhibition in London, the selection process and how BNC acts as a barometer for contemporary art. Institute of Contemporary Arts, London 26 November 2014 – 25 January 2015 Interview by Emily Spicer Filmed by Martin Kennedy

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                • Cybernetic Serendipity, A Walkthrough with Jasia Reichardt, ICA


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                  Cybernetic Serendipity, the landmark exhibition curated by Jasia Reichardt in 1968, is being celebrated in the ICA's Fox Reading Room with a display of documents, installation photographs, press reviews, invitation cards and publications. In this walkthrough, Jasia herself shares her memories of this groundbreaking show and muses about the future. Interviewed, directed and edited by: Sophie Smith Filmed by: Kate McDonough Sound Recorded by: Jerome McCann

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                  • AAK-BAL AVANCES DICIEMBRE 2014


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                    • Interview Ger de Vries


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                      Interview met Ger de Vries over de nieuwe profielopzet op de ICA.

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