Southeast Asian premiere of Cheng Ran's epic 'In course of the miraculous'
Join us for a screening of 'In course of the miraculous' (2015), an epic eight-hour film by Chinese artist Cheng Ran that is packed with stunning images.
Embodying a long lineage of experimental cinema, 'In course of the miraculous' presents the stories behind three mysterious real-life disappearances. These include British mountaineer George Mallory, who went missing while ascending Mount Everest in 1924; artist Bas Jan Ader, who vanished during his 1975 journey across the Atlantic as part of a performance titled 'In search of the miraculous'; and the 2011 mutiny aboard Chinese fishing trawler Lu Rong Yu no. 2682 that left only a third of its original crew still alive. With a narrative inspired by fables and mythic literature, Cheng reinterprets the title of Ader’s final work, and in doing so, reflects on his paradoxical pursuit of visualising inexplicable or unimaginable parts of history.
The screening is part of the exhibition 'The world precedes the eye', an Affiliate Project of Singapore Biennale 2016 (28 October 2016 – 1 February 2017).
'In course of the miraculous' is co-presented with The Arts House. The Arts House Screening Room is an intimate and comfortable theatrette situated within the almost 200-year-old building that was Singapore’s first Parliament House.
The screening starts at 12:00 pm sharp. Join us for brunch and conversation beforehand from 11:00 am. Light refreshments will be offered during intermission from 4:20 to 5:00 pm. Admission to the entire event is free! Bring your friends!
M18: Some nudity and coarse language
Image courtesy the artist, K11 Art Foundation, Erlenmeyer Foundation and Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing and Lucerne