TERRITO/REALITIES

Curated by Alfonse Chiu
TERRITO/REALITIES is a DECK Associate Creative Programme

How do we make sense of the world?
How can we make sense of the world?
Who gets to make sense of the world?

TERRITO/REALITIES brings together 12 films in 3 chapters to expand our understanding of what it means to take a picture of our world. Located in the intersection between the environment, media, and technology, TERRITO/REALITIES explores the complicated relationship between humanity and planet Earth, as told by the images we make of them. From an exploration of the impact of mineral extraction in Congo to the dreams and desires of an Indonesian miner that blurs the line between film and fact, from a sumptuous examination of the Mekong river to the geopolitics of satellite-imagery technology.

Films

Chapter One: What is Mine

Part I

● Europium by Lisa Rave
● Mangeurs de Cuivre by Bodil Furu

Part II

● The Most Beautiful Catastrophe by APART Collective
● The Magic Mountain by Daniel Mann and Eitan Efra 

More information on Chapter One may be found here. 

Chapter Two: From Over to Under

Part I

● Becoming Alluvium by Thảo Nguyên Phan
● The Land of the Wandering Souls by Rithy Panh

Part II

● Becquerel by Riar Rizaldi
● Mbah Jhiwo by Álvaro Gurrea

More information on Chapter Two may be found here. 

Chapter Three: Ways of Sensing

Part I

● Sunstone by Filipa César and Louis Henderson
● Making of Earths by Geocinema
Peninsula Tour by Kim Boyong

Part II

● Nostalgia for the Light by Patricio Guzman.

More information on Chapter Three may be found here.  

Screening Dates

12, 13, 19, 20 August 2022

Ticketing

Ticket to One Screening
Regular—$15
Concession for students & NSFs—$12

All-Access Film Pass
Regular—$70
Concession for students & NSFs—$50

Click here for purchase of tickets. 

Venue Supporter
Alliance Française de Singapour

Mirror: DECK Annual Fundraiser 2022

Mirror:  DECK Annual Fundraiser 2022
An oasis of photography art collection, tea appreciation, and music accompaniment

DECK invites you to Mirror, its Annual Fundraiser 2022. In this intimate arts giving experience, be inspired by thought-provoking conversations with artists and collectors over bespoke tea from Pek Sin Choon. Explore photography artworks from The Charity Collection, accompanied with a music performance by a local artiste

EVENT DETAILS
Hvala at CHIJMES
July 17, Sunday

TIMESLOTS
11am to 1pm
1.30pm to 3.30pm
4pm to 6pm
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Each session is limited to 50 guests

$600 per seat
Ticket and artwork purchase at Mirror are qualified donations and eligible for 250% tax deductions. 

 

Undescribed #7

Undescribed #7 is an annual platform conceived to support emerging artists based in Singapore who have recently graduated from local and overseas art institutions. The exhibition presents works that challenge and rethink current image- making practices, suggesting new ways to approach photography and the moving image within the field of art today.

Undescribed is a term used in taxonomy to refer to new species that have not yet been named and categorised. It aptly labels the early stages of these emerging creators, a period of discovery and experimentation both for their individual practices as well as with their explorations into the medium of photography.

This year’s selection is selected by visual artist, Robert Zhao Renhui and director of DECK, Gwen Lee.

Opening Night
18 Mar (Fri), 5pm to 7pm
Registration: undescribed7opening.eventbrite.sg

Artist Tour (onsite)
2 Apr (Sat), 3pm & 4pm
Registration: undescribed7tour.eventbrite.sg 
Free admission

Artist Talk (online)
14 Apr (Thu), 8pm
Livestream link: www.facebook.com/DECKsg

Time Present Time Past 台上·台下

Part of Singapore Art Week 2022

Situated on a temporal space at Prinsep Street, a time portal manifests as a traditional Chinese street opera stage to present new works by five artists who explore and examine this traditional performing art and its relevance in our contemporary society.

Programmes

Artist & Curator Talk
12 Jan, Wed, 8pm to 9pm
Live on DECK Facebook

Conversations with Artists
15 Jan, Sat, 1pm and 2pm
28 Jan, Fri, 5pm and 7pm
Register here

Artist-led Workshop by Mary Bernadette Lee
15 Jan, Sat, 3pm to 5pm
22 Jan, Sat, 3pm to 5pm
Register here

Wayang Wayang with Shuang Ming Feng
Hokkien Opera
15 Jan, Sat, 30-min sessions from 6pm to 8pm
Register here

On documenting Chinese Street Opera in Singapore:
Guided tour by Ken Cheong
16 Jan, Sun, 3pm to 4.30pm
22 Jan, Sat, 11am to 12.30pm
Register here

#BUILDECK: Build a permanent arts centre for photography

DECK is crowdfunding for Singapore’s first permanent arts centre for photography.
The total cost of DECK’s new building is SGD $6 million.

We are reminded daily that DECK was built on the collective support of many people and we hope you continue to share our vision for diversity in the arts. In this new phase of growth, we believe our community can help DECK claim a permanent space for the arts community by contributing to our building fund.

#BUILDECK with us at build.deck.sg
#BUYABRICK at donate.deck.sg
#BUILDECK through art with The Charity Collection

Buy a DECK x Artists Limited Edition Totebag

Contemplating Images: History and Theory of Photography

To inspire individuals to cultivate a continual contemplation and a deeper understanding of the exceptional complexities of photography, DECK presents, Contemplating Images: History and Theory of Photography. A photography course happening this October.

This course consists of 6 public lectures by DECK to promote insightful thought and further understanding of the photographic medium. Differing from the previous public lecture series on the history of photography, this new course consists a total of six individual lessons across three weeks and focuses upon significant critical ideas and philosophical concepts that are important to the theoretical understanding of the photographic medium.

 

Course insights:

(11st Oct) Lesson 1 Reality and the Mirrored World

Exploring the intimate relationship between the photographic medium and reality, as well as its capacity for realism, representation, and the ideal.

(14th Oct) Lesson 2 Knowledge and the Sphere of Truth

Discussing the epistemic properties associated with the photographic, the subsequent possibility of knowledge, the subjectivity and objectivity of images, and the medium’s extraordinary relationship with the sciences.

(18th Oct) Lesson 3 Movement and Storytelling

Investigating photography and its development into moving image, how the two mediums share and differ in conceptual perspectives, and how they both embody the capacity for narratives in their unique ways.

(21st Oct) Lesson 4 Abstraction and the Experimental Spirit

Focusing upon photography’s shift from realism into formal abstractions through discussing important theoretical frameworks that ground the premise of such change in aesthetics.

(25th Oct) Lesson 5 Colour and Poetic Progress

Surveying the photographic medium and its search for colour, through studying the different principles and examining the various experiments that led to the greater replication of our world through photographic images.

(28th Oct) Lesson 6 Meaning and Future Possibilities

Considering the conceptual framework and theoretical ideas that marked a shift in photographic practices in our contemporary age to include meaning and messages, as well as examines the many roles and functions of the medium in both our society and our individual lives today.

 

This course will be conducted by none other than speaker, Sebastian Mary Tay, an interdisciplinary artist and educator. Having graduated from The Glasgow School of Art with Master of Research and Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Fine Art, Sebastian’s works has been exhibited in the UK, Lithuania, Singapore, Malaysia, and China. Some exhibitions include ‘Something Above; Somewhere Beyond’ at FOST Gallery (solo exhibition, Singapore), Glasgow Open House Arts Festival (group exhibition, UK), Bus.Stop.Art (public installation, Singapore), ‘Sandstorm in an Hourglass’ (group exhibition, Singapore), ‘Utopia’ (group exhibition, UK), and The Society of Scottish Artists annual exhibitions.

Contemplating Images: History and Theory of Photography

To inspire individuals to cultivate a continual contemplation and a deeper understanding of the exceptional complexities of photography, DECK presents, Contemplating Images: History and Theory of Photography. A photography course happening this October.

This course consists of 6 public lectures by DECK to promote insightful thought and further understanding of the photographic medium. Differing from the previous public lecture series on the history of photography, this new course consists a total of six individual lessons across three weeks and focuses upon significant critical ideas and philosophical concepts that are important to the theoretical understanding of the photographic medium.

 

Course insights:

(11st Oct) Lesson 1 Reality and the Mirrored World

Exploring the intimate relationship between the photographic medium and reality, as well as its capacity for realism, representation, and the ideal.

(14th Oct) Lesson 2 Knowledge and the Sphere of Truth

Discussing the epistemic properties associated with the photographic, the subsequent possibility of knowledge, the subjectivity and objectivity of images, and the medium’s extraordinary relationship with the sciences.

(18th Oct) Lesson 3 Movement and Storytelling

Investigating photography and its development into moving image, how the two mediums share and differ in conceptual perspectives, and how they both embody the capacity for narratives in their unique ways.

(21st Oct) Lesson 4 Abstraction and the Experimental Spirit

Focusing upon photography’s shift from realism into formal abstractions through discussing important theoretical frameworks that ground the premise of such change in aesthetics.

(25th Oct) Lesson 5 Colour and Poetic Progress

Surveying the photographic medium and its search for colour, through studying the different principles and examining the various experiments that led to the greater replication of our world through photographic images.

(28th Oct) Lesson 6 Meaning and Future Possibilities

Considering the conceptual framework and theoretical ideas that marked a shift in photographic practices in our contemporary age to include meaning and messages, as well as examines the many roles and functions of the medium in both our society and our individual lives today.

 

This course will be conducted by none other than speaker, Sebastian Mary Tay, an interdisciplinary artist and educator. Having graduated from The Glasgow School of Art with Master of Research and Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Fine Art, Sebastian’s works has been exhibited in the UK, Lithuania, Singapore, Malaysia, and China. Some exhibitions include ‘Something Above; Somewhere Beyond’ at FOST Gallery (solo exhibition, Singapore), Glasgow Open House Arts Festival (group exhibition, UK), Bus.Stop.Art (public installation, Singapore), ‘Sandstorm in an Hourglass’ (group exhibition, Singapore), ‘Utopia’ (group exhibition, UK), and The Society of Scottish Artists annual exhibitions.

Contemplating Images: History and Theory of Photography

To inspire individuals to cultivate a continual contemplation and a deeper understanding of the exceptional complexities of photography, DECK presents, Contemplating Images: History and Theory of Photography. A photography course happening this October.

This course consists of 6 public lectures by DECK to promote insightful thought and further understanding of the photographic medium. Differing from the previous public lecture series on the history of photography, this new course consists a total of six individual lessons across three weeks and focuses upon significant critical ideas and philosophical concepts that are important to the theoretical understanding of the photographic medium.

 

Course insights:

(11st Oct) Lesson 1 Reality and the Mirrored World

Exploring the intimate relationship between the photographic medium and reality, as well as its capacity for realism, representation, and the ideal.

(14th Oct) Lesson 2 Knowledge and the Sphere of Truth

Discussing the epistemic properties associated with the photographic, the subsequent possibility of knowledge, the subjectivity and objectivity of images, and the medium’s extraordinary relationship with the sciences.

(18th Oct) Lesson 3 Movement and Storytelling

Investigating photography and its development into moving image, how the two mediums share and differ in conceptual perspectives, and how they both embody the capacity for narratives in their unique ways.

(21st Oct) Lesson 4 Abstraction and the Experimental Spirit

Focusing upon photography’s shift from realism into formal abstractions through discussing important theoretical frameworks that ground the premise of such change in aesthetics.

(25th Oct) Lesson 5 Colour and Poetic Progress

Surveying the photographic medium and its search for colour, through studying the different principles and examining the various experiments that led to the greater replication of our world through photographic images.

(28th Oct) Lesson 6 Meaning and Future Possibilities

Considering the conceptual framework and theoretical ideas that marked a shift in photographic practices in our contemporary age to include meaning and messages, as well as examines the many roles and functions of the medium in both our society and our individual lives today.

 

This course will be conducted by none other than speaker, Sebastian Mary Tay, an interdisciplinary artist and educator. Having graduated from The Glasgow School of Art with Master of Research and Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Fine Art, Sebastian’s works has been exhibited in the UK, Lithuania, Singapore, Malaysia, and China. Some exhibitions include ‘Something Above; Somewhere Beyond’ at FOST Gallery (solo exhibition, Singapore), Glasgow Open House Arts Festival (group exhibition, UK), Bus.Stop.Art (public installation, Singapore), ‘Sandstorm in an Hourglass’ (group exhibition, Singapore), ‘Utopia’ (group exhibition, UK), and The Society of Scottish Artists annual exhibitions.

Contemplating Images: History and Theory of Photography

To inspire individuals to cultivate a continual contemplation and a deeper understanding of the exceptional complexities of photography, DECK presents, Contemplating Images: History and Theory of Photography. A photography course happening this October.

This course consists of 6 public lectures by DECK to promote insightful thought and further understanding of the photographic medium. Differing from the previous public lecture series on the history of photography, this new course consists a total of six individual lessons across three weeks and focuses upon significant critical ideas and philosophical concepts that are important to the theoretical understanding of the photographic medium.

 

Course insights:

(11st Oct) Lesson 1 Reality and the Mirrored World

Exploring the intimate relationship between the photographic medium and reality, as well as its capacity for realism, representation, and the ideal.

(14th Oct) Lesson 2 Knowledge and the Sphere of Truth

Discussing the epistemic properties associated with the photographic, the subsequent possibility of knowledge, the subjectivity and objectivity of images, and the medium’s extraordinary relationship with the sciences.

(18th Oct) Lesson 3 Movement and Storytelling

Investigating photography and its development into moving image, how the two mediums share and differ in conceptual perspectives, and how they both embody the capacity for narratives in their unique ways.

(21st Oct) Lesson 4 Abstraction and the Experimental Spirit

Focusing upon photography’s shift from realism into formal abstractions through discussing important theoretical frameworks that ground the premise of such change in aesthetics.

(25th Oct) Lesson 5 Colour and Poetic Progress

Surveying the photographic medium and its search for colour, through studying the different principles and examining the various experiments that led to the greater replication of our world through photographic images.

(28th Oct) Lesson 6 Meaning and Future Possibilities

Considering the conceptual framework and theoretical ideas that marked a shift in photographic practices in our contemporary age to include meaning and messages, as well as examines the many roles and functions of the medium in both our society and our individual lives today.

 

This course will be conducted by none other than speaker, Sebastian Mary Tay, an interdisciplinary artist and educator. Having graduated from The Glasgow School of Art with Master of Research and Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Fine Art, Sebastian’s works has been exhibited in the UK, Lithuania, Singapore, Malaysia, and China. Some exhibitions include ‘Something Above; Somewhere Beyond’ at FOST Gallery (solo exhibition, Singapore), Glasgow Open House Arts Festival (group exhibition, UK), Bus.Stop.Art (public installation, Singapore), ‘Sandstorm in an Hourglass’ (group exhibition, Singapore), ‘Utopia’ (group exhibition, UK), and The Society of Scottish Artists annual exhibitions.