Field Experiments

The debut edition of Field Experiments looks at three key moments in the development of speculative filmmaking in Southeast Asia. In the Philippines, the Goethe-Institut Manila and Mowelfund workshops in the 1980s and 1990s produced playful and irreverent films that were often steeped in the country’s social-political affairs. In Bangkok, Goethe-Institut workshops during the same period led to a series of collaborative short films that capture and comment on the iconography of the city. In Indonesia in the early 2000s, director Faozan Rizal used natural lighting to bring out the expressive potential of his experimental films while drawing from skills acquired during his studies in cinematography in Jakarta and Paris. Unconstrained by the commercial decrees of the mainstream, these films showcase the heightened spirit of creativity.

The 2021 edition of Field Experiments is part of Expanded Frames, a project made possible with the support of Embassy of France in Singapore, Goethe-Institut Singapore & the Franco-German Cultural Fund.

Programmed by Clarissa Chikiamco and Cheng Jia Yun.

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