SI FY1718 Cycle 3

One of Several Tigers by Ho Tzu Nyen


Multi-faceted artist Ho Tzu Nyen makes films, video art, and performances. In One or Several Tigers, he brings two simulated characters to life: a tiger and a man. The figure of the tiger, an important symbol in pre-colonial Malaysia/Singapore, forms the starting point for a mysterious duet. Elements from mythology and colonial history are processed through various computer and animation techniques into a new, fluid reality.

The film reflects on the state of Singapore, which became independent in 1965 and is a place where numerous foreign – including British and Japanese – influences can still be felt. An ‘original’ culture or an unambiguous past seems to be lacking. Using multimedia techniques and animation, Tzu Nyen focuses on the hybridity of identity, bodies, and history. The characters run into each other, and gradually, the video work itself reveals its multi-layered character.

One or Several Tigers is supported under SIF's Singapore Internationale programme.

Picture Credits: Ho Tzu Nyen

Time:1900 - 1930
Date:04 May 2018 - 06 May 2018
Venue:Brussels, Belgium
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