This video exhibition by Singaporean filmmaker and visual artist Ho Tzu Nyen features The Nameless & The Name, two films that offer a glimpse into Ho’s investigation into the history of the Malayan Communist Party. They reflect the evolution of Ho’s thoughts culminating into Ho’s latest work, The Mysterious Lai Teck.
The Nameless focuses on Lai Teck, the Secretary-General of the Malayan Communist Party from 1939 to 1947. Revealed as a triple agent, Lai Teck’s story is told with a series of stolen images, featuring a shape-shifting actor from a land of multiple allegiances. The Name is constructed out of film footage from various Western films showing actors engaged in the act of writing. It features excerpts from various books “written” by Gene Z. Hanrahan. Amongst them is
Ho Tzu Nyen, 'The Name', 2015
(Courtesy of Edouard Malingue Gallery and the artist)
Don't miss The Mysterious Lai Teck by Ho Tzu Nyen taking place from 17 - 19 May at SOTA Drama Theatre.