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11 September 2019: Aperture: Workshop with Daniel Mattes & Daniel Hui

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A workshop jointly organised by the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM), University of Westminster and Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival.

In partnership with CREAM, University of Westminster, Aperture hosts Workshop #3 continuing discussions arising from the first Asia Through The Aperture Workshop held in 2018. Asia Through the Aperture is an ongoing discussion series exploring contemporary and historical Asian moving image culture and art, and reframing discussions around "curating Asia" and moving image practice.

Daniel Mattes, producer of Cambodian director Kavich Neang’s award-winning Last Night I Saw You Smiling and part of collective Anti-Archive, and subject of this year’s Aperture/Director Focus Daniel Hui and part of collective 13 Little Pictures, will join Sonali Joshi and May Adadol Ingawanij for a discussion on their artistic practice, documentary filmmaking and collectives in Southeast Asia.

The event will include screenings of two short films by Daniel Hui and one short film by Kavich Neang.

Asia Through the Aperture workshops aim to create time for conversational exchanges drawing on the experiences, perspectives, research and practice of all participants. Contributions from invited speakers are intended as catalysts for broader dialogues. We invite active participation as workshop attendants interested in sharing experiences and perspectives, and in exploring the scope for collaboration with Aperture and CREAM’s joint initiative.


12.15pm-12.20pm

Introductions from:
Sonali Joshi (Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival, Day for Night)
May Adadol Ingawanij (CREAM, University of Westminster)
Daniel Mattes (Anti-Archive, Cambodia)
Daniel Hui (13 Little Pictures, Singapore)


12.20pm-12.35pm

New Land Broken Road, Kavich Neang, 2018, 15 min


12.35pm-12.55pm

Daniel Mattes in conversation


12.55pm-1.10pm

Animal Spirits,Daniel Hui, 2013, 9 min
Wanderlust, Daniel Hui, Singapore 2009, 5 min 1.10pm-1.30pm


1.10pm-1.30pm

Daniel Hui in conversation


1.30pm-2pm

Q&A with Daniel Mattes & Daniel Hui


This workshop is a part of Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival’s focus on Singaporean experimental filmmaker Daniel Hui taking place throughout London this month.