Current Programme


SEA Currents 2019

Day One
Friday 8 March 

12:00 – 16:00

what gets stuck in the eddy goes around and around

In hidden corners, we are caught in the swirl

drips, leaks, ooze, goo, ebb and swell

bodies in currents never stay at rest.

SEA Currents presents a 4-hour durational session where a confluence 6 international and diaspora artists will activate the site with performances that explore the body as/and archive-in-motion.

Free to all, booking required.


Day Two
Saturday 9 March  

13:00 Screening: Vietnam the Movie
A screening by Nguyen Trinh Thi, and a discussion with Professor Dana Healy and curator Loredana Pazzini-Paraciani

14:30 Panel Discussion: Motions of this Kind: Propositions & Problems of Belatedness
Co-curator Rafael Schacter will be in conversation with Philippine artists Cian Dayrit and Lizza May David about their forthcoming group exhibition of contemporary Filipino art at the Brunei Gallery.

15:45 Screening: Conversations in Space
An experimental film programme from the Kalampag Tracking Agency curated by Merv Espina.

16:15 Panel Discussion: Archiving Southeast Asia
Researchers Merv Espina, Vera Mey, Do Tuong Linh and Cuong Pham share their reflections on working with very different archiving contexts in relation to Southeast Asia. Moderated by Annie Jael Kwan.

17:30: End of Day Two

Free to all, booking required.


Day Three
Sunday 10 March 

13:00 Screening: Decolonising Marissa
A screening by filmmaker Vanessa Scully, followed by a discussion with curator and researcher Eva Bentcheva.

14:00 Artist Talk: Displacement and Sound
Artist Sung Tieu will discuss her recent installation, Loveless and the psychology of sound in her practice, with curator Tram Nguyen.

14:45 Screening: Golden Spiral
A video work by Thai artist Chulayarnnon Siriphol, that combines footage relating to scientific evidence, folklore and futuristic animation, introduced by independent curator and writer Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong.

15:30 Screening: Umbrella Diaries: The First Umbrella
Golden Horse-nominated feature documentary by James Leong about the origins of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement through the eyes of the activists and ordinary people who made it happen.

17:30 End of Day Three

Free to all, booking required.

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