ShoutOUT!: State of Motion - A Bus Tour to iconic filming locations of a bygone era

Singapore tends to be too hasty in obliterating things of the past. Thankfully, there are movies that have captured some of these lost monuments and places in Singapore. And here is your chance to set foot on where these 'lost' monuments once stood.

State of Motion is a bus tour that retraces these places with Singaporean artist and filmmaker, Toh Hun Ping through his extensive research on 20th century Singapore films and their filming locations. With a focus on a selection of classic Cathay-Keris films, audiences go on a trip to these film locations where an artwork responding to both the film and its site awaits them. Participants are encouraged to not just remember but to re-imagine the film and an ever-changing Singapore landscape.

Programme Outline
The starting point of State of Motion will feature a pop-up exhibition curated by the Singapore Film Locations Archive, focusing on the films of the Cathay-Keris Studio and the important landmarks related to this slice of history.

Tour participants will see a presentation of short excerpts from selected Cathay-Keris films, including iconic titles like Chinta Kaseh Sayang (My Darling Love, 1965), Korban Fitnah (Victim of Slander, 1959), Mat Tiga Suku (Mat Crazy, 1965), Che Mamat Parang Tumpol (Black Hand Gang, 1960) and Sumpah Pontianak (The Curse of Pontianak, 1958).

The tour will visit five filming locations ranging from the former kampongs in Siglap, to the old Outram Prison and the iconic Queen Elizabeth Walk. Each stop will feature a site-specific artwork, created by Singapore-based artists Kin Chui, Mark Thia, Hafiz Osman, Stephanie Jane Burt and Mike HJ Chang and curated by Kent Chan.

Tour Locations and Featured Films

Starting Point: Level 8 Promenade, National Library Building 

1. Old Outram Prison; Korban Fitnah (Victim of Slander, 1959)
2. Esplanade Park; Chinta Kaseh Sayang (My Darling Love, 1965)
3. Merdeka Bridge; Che Mamat Parang Tumpol (Black Hand Gang, 1960)
4. Former Kampong Siglap; Sumpah Pontianak (The Curse of Pontianak, 1958)
5. Forest on undeveloped land, the site for a pilot east coast reclamation scheme in the 1960s; Mat Tiga Suku (Mat Crazy, 1965)


This event is commissioned by the National Arts Council and organised by the Asian Film Archive for Singapore Art Week 2016 (16 - 24 Jan).

This is a rain or shine event. Participants are advised to wear appropriate footwear and clothing suitable for grass and muddy terrains.

Tickets can be bought via Peatix here.
Check out the tour route here: bit.ly/stateofmotion-map 

Programme Schedule
Tour Dates
16 January 2016, Saturday
17 January 2016, Sunday
23 January 2016, Saturday
24 January 2016, Sunday
Tour Schedule
Tour 1: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tour 2: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tour 3: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tour 4: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tour 5: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Tour 6: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Tour 7: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tour 8: 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Tour 9: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tour 10: 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
*Please arrive at Level 8 Promenade, National Library Building, 15 minutes earlier for registration. Tours will commence as per schedule. Latecomers will bear the risk of missing the tour.
*Limited to 11 pax per tour


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