A new work by Toh Hun Ping

Chapel Gallery, Objectifs
11 Jan to 17 Feb 2019
Tues to Sat, 12pm to 7pm / Sun, 12pm to 4pm

Admission is free

Opening Reception: Thurs 10 Jan, 7pm
Panel Discussion: Experimental Cinema in SEA: Sat 19 Jan, 4pm to 5.30pm
More details on this programme will be made available soon.
WORKSHOP – Terra Animism: The Extended Sculpture: Sun 20 Jan & Sun 17 Feb, 1pm to 4pm (Details here)

Objectifs presents the premiere of Dance of a Humble Atheist, a new work by Toh Hun Ping, one of Singapore’s most innovative contemporary video artists known for his self-invented techniques of bleaching, scratching and recycling filmstrips that lead to his unique work.

Presented after a six-year hiatus, this multidisciplinary visual arts installation marks a new stage of Toh’s artistic journey with the incorporation of ceramics into his practice. In a meticulous work created through the painstaking, frame by frame animation and digital manipulation of hundreds of ceramic reliefs he has handmade, Toh expounds on death, faith, the possibility of the afterlife, the natural world, consciousness, and time.

About Toh Hun Ping
Toh Hun Ping is a video artist and film researcher. His experimental video works express broad themes of resistance, travel, time, loss, and mental instability, and have been presented internationally at film festivals in Hong Kong, Singapore, Paris and Seoul.

As a film researcher and writer, Hun Ping is interested in the history of film production in early-mid 20th century Singapore. He has served as researcher-writer for projects by the National Museum of Singapore and the Asian Film Archive, and maintains a blog and a website about the intrigues of old Singapore film locations (sgfilmhunter.wordpress.com; sgfilmlocations.com).

Dance of a Humble Atheist is part of Singapore Art Week (19 – 27 January 2019). A joint initiative by the National Arts Council, the Singapore Tourism Board and the Singapore Economic Development Board, Singapore Art Week reinforces Singapore’s position as Asia’s leading arts destination. The nine-day celebration of the visual arts offers a myriad of quality art experiences, from art fairs, gallery openings, exhibitions, lifestyle events and public art walks, to enriching discussions on art and culture. www.artweek.sg