Close Up

8 June 2019: Between the Living and the Dead


The Living Need Light, The Dead Need Music, The Propeller Group, 2014, 21 min
Our Song to War, Juanita Onzaga, 2018, 18 min
Mud Man (theatrical version), Chikako Yamashiro, 2017, 26 min

This screening presents a selection of recent works of artists’ moving image from Asia that stages a dialogue between human and nonhumans. These works see the beyond human as also entities that embody history, speculate futures, and tell their own stories. Together they question the assumption that humans are the only audience of cinema.

Curated by May Adadol Ingawanij and Julian Ross. Introduced by May Adadol Ingawanij.

Part of Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival 2019

Image credit: Mud Man, in cooperation with Aichi Trienniale 2016 â“’Chikako Yamashiro, Courtesy of Yumiko Chiba Associates

Kindly supported by CREAM, University of Westminster