Dear Ghost, if a memory is false does it mean it does not have real consequences?

Fri, June 21, 2024
7 pm

Floor 3, Theater

As part of Whitney Biennial 2024: Even Better Than the Real Thing, this film program organized by guest curator Korakrit Arunanondchai presents films by a group of artists and filmmakers born in Asia for whom storytelling, dreams, animistic beliefs, and metaphors serve as tools to explore their conflicting desires towards the Western idea of modernization.

This film program features films by Ho Tzu Nyen, Yasmine Anlan Huang, Shuang Li, Simon Liu, Raqs Media Collective, and Riar Rizaldi. The screening will be followed by a conversation between Korakrit Arunanondchai, Ho Tzu Nyen, Simon Liu, and Riar Rizaldi. Conversation guests are subject to change.

Programming Schedule

Ho Tzu Nyen (he/him; born 1976 in Singapore; lives and works in Singapore)
The Critical Dictionary of Southeast Asia (excerpt A to L), 2017–. Algorithmically composed video, color and black-and-white, sound; 23:51 min.

Simon Liu (he/him; born 1987 in Hong Kong; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY)
Let’s Talk, 2023. 16mm film transferred to HD video, color, sound; 11:09 min.

Shuang Li (she/her; born 1990 in Wuyi Mountains, China; lives and works in Berlin, Germany, and Geneva, Switzerland)
ÆTHER (Poor Objects), 2021. Video, color, sound; 18:28 min.

Riar Rizaldi (he/him; born 1990 in Bandung, Indonesia; lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
Ghost Like Us, 2020. Video, color, sound; 20 min.

Yasmine Anlan Huang (she/her; born 1996 in Guangzhou, China; lives and works in London, UK, and New York, NY)
Her Love Is a Bleeding Tank, 2020. Video, color, sound; 5:31 min.

Raqs Media Collective (founded 1992 in Delhi, India; Jeebesh Bachi, Monica Narula, Shuddhabrata Sengupta)
The Bicyclist Who Fell into a Time Cone, 2023. HD video, color, sound; 25:05 min.
This film is also available to stream from home on MUBI.

The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available.

Learn more about access services and programs.