We see the venue of an unknown disaster, the debris of history that constitutes the story of Earth. Upon the site, lay fifty humans oscillating between consciousness and unconsciousness, life and death. Sometimes, one of them emerges into the foreground–clutching a first, batting an eyelid, or weeping for his neighbour. At other times, these figures recede from the light, losing their individual shapes to form a gigantic organism, breathing in unison, pulsating like a jellyfish, though their journey across Earth.
Ho Tzu Nyen is a filmmaker and artist born and based in Singapore.
Tzu Nyen works primarily in the audio-visual medium, and his projects traverse the fields of film, visual arts and the performing arts. His videos, paintings, performance-lectures, and theatrical projects have been presented at major art exhibitions, festivals and spaces around
the world, including the Sao Paulo Biennale (2004); Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale (2005); Singapore Biennale (2006); KunstenFestivaldesArts (2006 and 2008); Singapore Arts Festival (2008); as well as at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France; ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany; and the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, UK. His short films have also been shown at international film festivals such as Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (2008), Oberhausen International Short Film Festival (2007- 2009), Jeonju International Film Festival (2008); as well as Seattle International Film Festival (2008).
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