remove foreign body, use a pair of tweezers.
This can only be done if the foreign body is visible and can be easily
grasped with a pair of tweezers.
Do not attempt to dislodge the foreign body using a cotton swab or similar
Seek medical help if you fail to remove the foreign body.
Pop painkiller if medical help does not arrive.
Pop painkiller if you do not wish to remove.
Yes, I hope it will infect, break in and spread.
This film programme is a showcase of films and videos from Singapore
artists spanning 1967 to 2007, curated by Tan Bee Thiam of the Asian
The Asian Film
Archive is a global non-governmental organisation founded to preserve
the rich film heritage of Singapore and Asian Cinema, to encourage scholarly
research on film, and to promote a wider critical appreciation of this
art form. As an important nexus, it brings together the various segments
of the Asian film community in order to open and enrich new intellectual,
educational and creative spaces.
Rajendra Gour, 1967, 7 mins
Pain and suffering viewed through the “eyes” of the people
of the world.
Awarded Bronze Medal at Malta International Film Festival.
Rajendra Gour is one of the pioneering Singapore independent short filmmakers.
His works found acclaim at international festivals and awards, long
before the new wave of younger filmmakers in the 90s. In fact, it was
in London that he premiered his first short film, Mr Tender Heart (destroyed)
at the Commonwealth Film Festival in 1965. Eyes, made two years later
was 15 minutes long but what is left now is only 7 minutes of the film.
Lurve Me Now and Microwave
Tan Pin Pin, 1999, 7 mins
Two one-take shots of a Barbie doll fantasy. The filmmaker's love for
an American icon is banned in Singapore.
Tan Pin Pin is Singapore's foremost woman documentary maker and the
only Singaporean who won a Student Academy Award (for Moving House,
2001) when she pursued her MFA with Northwestern. She writes on
Asian Girls Vol 2: Imelda Goes to Singapore
Brian Gothong Tan, 2006, 4 mins
Imelda Marcos and her two plastic bags from FairPrice, a union run supermarket
chain in Singapore.
Asian Girls Vol 2 is a microfilm series on play and parody. This video
makes references to the Marcos regime (1965-86) that was marred by rampant
corruption and political repression. Imelda, the charismatic former
First Lady of Philippines, lived a life of luxury amidst the poverty
of the Filipinos. She used to croon her favourite song, Dahil sa iyo,
at State functions to entertain visiting heads of state. * Alfian Saat,
an acclaimed Singapore poet and playwright, wrote the plays Asian Boys
Vol 1 & 2, staged in 2000 and 2004 respectively.
Brian Gothong Tan was born in Philippines and raised in Singapore. He's
trained at California Institute of Arts and his works have been exhibited
in the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and the Singapore
Biennale 2006. He maintains a website at http://www.briangothongtan.com
Tan Kai Syng, 2000, 6 mins
A flood of colorful images with a tongue-in-cheek voice-over narration
read at furious speed.
Selected for competition in the New Asian Currents programme, Yamagata
International Documentary Film Festival.
Chlorine Addiction is the collective title of 10 experimental alternative
nonfiction films (44 min) with the theme Being 1.57m Short But Swimming
Laps Everyday With (Breast) Strokes. The filmmaker was addicted to swimming
one kilometer per day. This is the final chapter.
Tan Kai Syng was top student at Slade School and Musashino Art University.
Her works have been collected by Fukuoka Asian Art Museum and exhibited
widely in festivals such such as Biennale of Sydney, transmediale 0.1
(Berlin) and OuterLimits (New York).
Loo Zihan, 2007, 6 mins
Jack and Jill went up a hill to get a pail of water. Jack fell down
and broke his crown, Jill broke out in laughter.
Loo Zihan is reading at the School of Art Design and Media, Nanyang
Technological University. He is currently working on his first HD feature
Eric Khoo, 1994, 30 mins
A graphic portrait of a sado-masochistic young man's obsession with
pain. Ban on Pain was lifted in 1998.
Winner of Best Director and Special Achievement Awards at 6th Singapore
International Film Festival.
Pain brought Khoo notoriety and a prize award for him to make his first
feature film, Mee Pok Man, a landmark film for the Singapore film industry.
Eric Khoo is the most influential Singapore filmmaker and a pivotal
name in any history of Singapore film. To date, he is also the only
Singaporean filmmaker invited to showcase his works at the Cannes Film
Festival. For more details on his works, visit http://www.asianfilmarchive.org/fac/about_eric.asp
Ang Soo Koon, 2006, 5 mins
In her private sewing room, a handiwork is about to transcend the boundaries
of its own craft.
Selected for International Film Festival Rotterdam 2007.
Ang Sookoon is a Singaporean artist currently living and practicing
in Amsterdam. Her works have been exhibited in film festivals in Rotterdam,
Hong Kong, Fukuoka, Oberhausen, Clemond Ferrend amongst others. She
is an artist-in-resident at Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten and
previously at Shanghai Doulun MOMA. An overview of her work could be
found at http://www.sookoonang.com