Examining image-making and systems of care, community and caregiving

Objectifs presents Stories That Matter, an annual programme that looks at critical issues and trends in non-fiction visual storytelling. This year, the programme features the theme ‘Who Cares’

WHO CARES reflects on how image-making and the act of looking are implicated in systems of care and responsibility, and how these systems are increasingly complicated by phenomena such as social media, surveillance and big data. It also looks at broader connections to community and caregiving, and how the art of documentary can raise awareness and incite action.

WHO CARES is curated by Chelsea Chua and Nurul Huda Rashid.

[NEW DATES] 2 to 4 Apr 2021
Venue: The Projector
$15 per screening | See schedule here
From live streaming to domestic workers, from the devastation of Fukushima to a man’s urge to film his mother relentlessly, these films examine the relationships between subject, documentarian and the audience, while celebrating time-honoured bonds of care and community.

Each screening will be followed by discussions with members of the cultural and NGO community to further explore the ideas and concepts behind the films.

Presented by Objectifs in partnership with the Projector.


5 Mar to 3 May
Objectifs Courtyard
Admission: Free
Artist Talk: 10 Mar, 7.30pm. Register here.

This site-specific installation comprises thousands of images from the artist’s self surveillance website Tracking Transience. The project questions the consequences of living under constant surveillance and continuously generates databases of imagery that tracks the artist and his points of transit in real-time.


7 to 28 Mar
Open call for applications ends 7 Feb; apply here

Objectifs invites proposals from people who are currently working on documentary or art projects, curatorial proposals and community initiatives concerning issues of care with and within different communities. This four-session workshop is aimed at refining artistic and curatorial approaches and strategies to works-in-progress or new works / projects in lens-based mediums.

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