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NADA x Brandon Tay | State of Motion 2018: Sejarah-ku

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OPENING WEEKEND PERFORMANCE


NADA x BRANDON TAY

Visual art and music duo NADA collaborates with new media artist Brandon Tay to pay homage to the Malay-language films of the 1950s and 1960s. NADA will conjure the sounds of Malay and Southeast Asian music from the 1960s to the 1980s against a visual backdrop created by Brandon Tay using the films highlighted in State of Motion 2018.

Visit https://stateofmotion.sg/ for a full list of programmes during Opening Weekend, happening from 12 – 14 January 2018 at the National Library Plaza and Malay Heritage Centre.

NADA

Developed by Rizman Putra and Safuan Johari, NADA is a visual arts/sound project that explores the myth and synthetic history of a fabricated group of the same name, focusing on the excavation of the golden era of Malay/Southeast Asian traditional and popular music that spanned from the 1960s to the 1980s. Fiction and reality are blurred as the duo deconstructs popular Malay songs from the past and melds them back together. Having performed internationally, NADA has also made appearances in local productions, most recently in Club Malam, an immersive performance for the Singapore International Festival of Arts 2016.


Brandon Tay


Brandon Tay is a new media artist working with the moving image in the fields of projection mapping, audiovisual performance, and mediated sculpture. His work has been shown in the National Museum Singapore, the Singapore Art Museum and the Diesel Denim Gallery-Aoyama Japan.

As an audiovisual performer- He has worked with musical artists Skrillex, Flying Lotus, and toured at the Worldwide Festival Sete, The Brainfeeder sessions Los Angeles, and InsideOut Singapore in London, New York, Beijing and Singapore.


ABOUT STATE OF MOTION 2018: SEJARAH-KU

Films serve as records of social histories and latent discourses - more so during tumultuous times when change was most imminent.

The 2018 edition of State of Motion explores film as a site of cultural and ideological production in the last decade of pre-independence Singapore. Reactivating snippets of our national past, Sejarah-ku (Malay for 'My History') comprises a selection of seminal Malay-language films produced predominantly by the now-defunct Shaw Malay Film Productions Ltd, as well as a diverse line-up of artworks and performances made in response to the films.

In revisiting these films of the past, audiences are asked to reflect on how the ideas and discourses then return with ever greater relevancy now.

www.stateofmotion.sg

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  • Venue was changed to "National Library Plaza & Malay Heritage Centre, Lawn ". Orig#302361 2017-12-15 08:52:46
Jan 12 - Jan 13, 2018
[ Fri ] - [ Sat ]
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM SGT
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Venue
National Library Plaza & Malay Heritage Centre, Lawn
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NADA x Brandon Tay at National Library Plaza - 12 Jan, 7.45pm FULL
NADA x Brandon Tay at Malay Heritage Centre Lawn - 13 Jan, 7.30pm FULL
Venue Address
National Library Plaza and Malay Heritage Centre Singapore
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Asian Film Archive
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