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RUSHES
[plural noun]
1  a sudden flow, an intense feeling
2 raw footage from a period of filming

Rushes of Time is the fifth iteration of Asian Film Archive’s annual film and art event, State of Motion. Spread across two locations – ‘The Archive’ and ‘The Warehouse’, this year’s theme reflects on the relations between ideas of time, bodies of memory and the moving image through site-specific installations, live performances and film screenings.

While archives are built to order and preserve our sense of time, how do artists and filmmakers make a “new” sense of time out of past materials? In exploring the tension between the archival and the contemporaneous, Rushes of Time will look into ways in which artists and filmmakers act as living mediums to gather and animate personal and collective histories.

ABOUT STATE OF MOTION

State of Motion is Asian Film Archive’s annual film and art event, exploring the intersections between cinema, art and filmic research. Since its inception in 2016, the multidisciplinary platform has engaged contemporary artists, curators, filmmakers and researchers to uncover hidden histories and latent discourses in response to the institution’s rich and diverse archival work.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Curators

Cheong Kah Kit
Selene Yap
Tan Guo-Liang

RESEARCHER / WRITER

Cheng Jia Yun

PRODUCERS

Annabelle Aw
Thong Kay Wee

FILM PROGRAMMING

Chew Tee Pao
Thong Kay Wee
Viknesh Kobinathan

FILM PROGRAMMING SUPPORT

Matthew Yang

CONTENT EDITOR

Karen Chan

DESIGN AND BRANDING

Currency

Official Exhibitions AV Partner:

ARTFACTORY

ARTISTS

Koh Nguang How
Liyana Ali
Nguyễn Trinh Thi
Pat Toh
Rajendra Gour
Russell Morton
Sonya Lacey
Sriwhana Spong
Tada Hengsapkul
Toh Hun Ping 

SPECIAL THANKS:

Cathay-Keris Films
DOKU.ARTS
Greenlight Pictures
Kino-i Pictures Sdn Bhd
Shaw Organisation
Sheffield Hallam University

Amir Muhammad
Dain Said
Daisuke Miyazaki
Dr. Anandi Ramamurthy
Edmund Yeo
Garin Nugroho
Guo Xiaodong
Isazaly Mohamed Isa
John Torres
Kirsten Tan
Liu Jiayin

Meng Ong
Riri Riza
Visra Vichit-Vadakan
Wi Ding Ho
Woo Ming Jin

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The Asian Film Archive (AFA) was founded in 2005 as a non-profit organisation and is registered as an Institution of Public Character. In January 2014, the AFA became a subsidiary of the National Library Board. Its mission is to preserve the rich film heritage of Asian Cinema, encourage scholarly research on film, and promote a wider critical appreciation of this art form.

The AFA is an affiliate of the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF), an institutional member of the Southeast Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association (SEAPAVAA) and the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA).

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Singapore Art Week is an annual celebration of visual arts which takes place in the month of January. Jointly organised by the National Arts Council, Singapore Tourism Board and the Singapore Economic Development Board, Singapore Art Week is the leading, go-to visual arts season in Southeast Asia, attracting both local and international visitors alike. The eighth edition in 2020 will be held from 11 to 19 January. The nine-day celebration of the visual arts will take place in various venues across Singapore, from galleries and museums to art precincts and unconventional spaces.

Singapore Art Week offers artists, collectives, organisations and other art intermediaries a visible platform for showcasing a range of quality visual arts projects, discussions, and exhibitions to a local and international audience. During this period, audiences can also look forward to innovative art and lifestyle events that will take place alongside key events in the visual arts calendar.

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ARCHIVE OF PAST EDITIONS

State of Motion 2016

State of Motion 2017: Through Strangers Eyes

State of Motion 2018: Sejarah-ku

State of Motion 2019: A Fear of Monsters