One or Several Tigers by Ho Tzu Nyen


The relationship between tigers and humans is complex. First regarded as kin and vehicles for ancestral spirits, humans ended up by virtually exterminating tigers in the age of colonialism. Yet, as myths and metaphors, tigers incessantly return to haunt the public imagination. In a film duet, the Singaporean artist and filmmaker Ho Tzu Nyen weaves history, ecology and mythology through his theatrical installation One or Several Tigers. Grafting animism onto animation, a Malayan Tiger and a colonial surveyor on two facing screens sing a duet in which a million years of history pass by. Through seamless use of cinematic techniques, ancient and contemporary, Ho Tzu Nyen enacts the manifold metamorphoses of tigers, humans and weretigers (people who can turn into tigers).

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

Picture Credits: Ho Tzu Nyen

Time:1930 - 2000
Date:08 Jun 2018 - 11 Jun 2018
Venue:Amsterdam, Netherlands
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