How do our personal narratives act as markers of space and time? Personal Legacies spotlight the human individual who can possibly transform the future. The film screenings, performances and talks in this tag present stories of physical frailties and confrontations with death, the encounters and negotiations with systemic challenges, and the struggles with personal demons and woes.  These stories display the idiosyncracies and forces that shape us through a selection of individual celebrations of our humanity.
Image courtesy of COOP VIDEO DE MONTREAL.


Brunch at The O.P.E.N.: The Public-Artist
An intimate connection relating to the issues of the day. Three invited public participants of Ways of Wandering share their experiences.

Sun 6 July 2014
11am - 12.30pm
Venue: 72-13

Imaging Ways of Wandering
Ways of Wandering in moving image and in still, by videographer Benjamin Ong and photographer Jeannie Ho.

Opening: Mon 7 July 2014, 7pm - 10pm
Exhibition Continues: Tues - Fri, 8 - 11 July 2014
11am - 10pm
Closing: Sat 12 Jul 2014
11am - 6.30pm
Venue: 72-13

Ways of Wandering
Come interact with over 200 ‘wanderers’ in Ways of Wandering, a unique promenade-style public performance! Individuals from all walks of life, together with six artist-mentors, create this one-of-a-kind performance in 2 heritage/legacy sites of Singapore. Featuring opening and closing acts with interactive segments in between, Ways of Wandering invites you to watch, wander, reflect in a free and intimate atmosphere.

Free to the Public

11 July,
Venue: Tiong Bahru Park at 7pm - 8pm
12 July,
Venue: MacRitchie Reservoir at 8am - 9am

Jerome Bel's Veronique Doisneau

Rating: G

Bel says this is probably his first direction of documentary performance where he often puts the individual in front of an audience, allowing the individual’s life to take center stage. This is the technique that he uses in the SIFA 2014 performance of Disabled Theater. Veronique Doisneau, a solo dance with the Paris Opera Ballet de corp dancer of the same name, came about when the Ballet commissioned Bel to make a new dance for the company. Bel, instead of choreographing for the stars, decided to work with a singular ballet de corps dancer about to retire, bringing her narrative onto stage.

Sun 29 June 2014
3pm - 4.30pm
Skype conversation with Jerome Bel follows
Venue: 72-13

Holy Motors
Dir. Leos Carax
(2012) France-Germany
115 mins
In French, English subtitles
Singapore Premiere

From dawn to after nightfall, a few hours in the life of Monsieur Oscar, a shadowy character who journeys from one life to the next. He is, in turn, captain of industry, assassin, beggar, monster, family man... He seems to be playing roles, plunging headlong into each part... but where are the cameras? Monsieur Oscar is alone, accompanied only by Céline, the slender blonde woman behind the wheel of the vast engine that transports him in and around Paris. He’s like a conscientious assassin moving from hit to hit. In pursuit of the purely beautiful act, the mysterious driving force, the women and ghosts of past lives. But where is his true home, his family, his rest?

Sat 5 July 2014
7.30pm - 9.30pm
Venue: 72-13

Over My Dead Body

Dir. Brigitte Poupart
(2012) Canada
80 mins
In French, English subtitles
Rating: R21 (NUDITY)

Dancer and choreographer Dave St-Pierre is adored by critics and audiences alike. His subversive, innovative works are taking Europe by storm. But his own body is failing him. Dave is 34 and has hereditary cystic fibrosis. His doctors have given him two years to live unless he has a lung transplant. With the sense of urgency growing, his best friend and creative partner, director and actress Poupart, turns her camera on the daily life of a man who is waiting for a life-or-death call from the doctor. United by art and friendship, the two create a space in which creativity emerges as a vital act.  Over My Dead Body is an engrossing private diary that accepts neither taboos nor fate. 

Sat 12 July 2014
3pm - 4.30pm
Venue: 72-13
Copyright 2014. Arts House Limited.
Unless otherwise stated, other images by Jeannie Ho