Takeover: Online discussion with May Adadol Ingawanij, Riar Rizaldi, Ephraim Asili, Tiffany Sia, and Sriwhana Spong
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Takeover: Online discussion with May Adadol Ingawanij, Riar Rizaldi, Ephraim Asili, Tiffany Sia, and Sriwhana Spong

Takeover: Online discussion with May Adadol Ingawanij, Riar Rizaldi, Ephraim Asili, Tiffany Sia, and Sriwhana Spong

Eastern Time (ET)
Q&A available via chat

Date
November 19, 2022, 1pm ET

How do artists summon past events, historical figures, and experiences of others into their work? And how do they ensure they don’t lose their own sense of self in the process? This panel will discuss the themes explored in the screening program Takeover: spiritual possession, obsession, translation, and embodiment.

Join us on e-flux for an online discussion with artists Ephraim AsiliRiar RizaldiTiffany Sia, and Sriwhana Spong moderated by film scholar and writer May Adadol Ingawanij. The discussion will be broadcast on Saturday, November 19 at 1pm ET, with audience Q&A available via chat.

The panel is part of the online screening program Takeover curated by Julian Ross for e-flux Video & Film, and unfolding in six chapters between September 22 and December 15, 2022, with the films and videos of each chapter streaming for two weeks. Read more about the program and watch the films here.

For more information, contact program@e-flux.com.

Category
Film
Subject
Video Art, Experimental Film, Ghosts & Spirits, Translation

Ephraim Asili is a filmmaker, DJ, and traveler whose work focuses on the African diaspora as a cultural force. His films have screened in festivals and venues around the world, including the New York Film Festival, NY; Toronto International Film Festival, Canada; Ann Arbor Film Festival, MI; San Francisco International Film Festival, CA; Milano Film Festival, Italy; International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands; MoMA PS1, NY; LAMOCA, CA; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; and the Whitney Museum, NY. As a DJ, Asili can be heard on his radio program In The Cut on WGXC, or live at his monthly dance party Botanica. Asili currently resides in Hudson, NY, and is a Professor in the Film and Electronic Arts Department at Bard College.

Sriwhana Spong is an artist from Aotearoa New Zealand based in London. Drawing on the particular and ecstatic practices of women mystics, Spong produces scripts of her body that document in various mediums the oscillations of distance and intimacy produced by her approach toward another—most recently, a rat nesting outside her window; a newly discovered species of snake; a painting by her grandfather, the Balinese painter, I Gusti Made Rundu; and a twelfth-century Javanese poem. These encounters spark journeys, where experiential knowledge, autobiography, fiction, and systematic research produce films, sculptures, performances, and reorientations.

Tiffany Sia (b. 1988, Hong Kong) is an artist, filmmaker, and writer. Sia's films have screened at MoMA Documentary Fortnight, New York Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Open City Documentary Film Festival, and elsewhere. Her first institutional solo show Slippery When Wet at Artists Space proposed the concept of a wet ontology of Hong Kong. Sia has also shown at Seoul Museum of Art, and at Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen Düsseldorf, among other venues. She is the author of Too Salty Too Wet (2021) and her writing has appeared in October, Film Quarterly, LUX Moving Image, and elsewhere.

May Adadol Ingawanij / เม อาดาดล อิงคะวณิช is Professor of Cinematic Arts and Co-director of the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM), University of Westminster. She works on Southeast Asian contemporary art, genealogies of cinematic arts, Southeast Asian artists’ moving image and the region’s avant-garde legacies, and forms of future-making in artistic and curatorial practices. Her curatorial projects include Legacies, and Animistic Apparatus. She writes prolifically in English and Thai for diverse publication contexts, and is guest-editing the cinema magazine NANG's forthcoming tenth issue, “Futures.”

Riar Rizaldi works as an artist and filmmaker. His artistic practice focuses mostly on the relationship between capital and technology, worldview, and the possibility of theoretical fiction. His works have been shown at various international film festivals (including Locarno, IFFR, Viennale, BFI London, Cinema du Reel, Vancouver, etc.) as well as NTT InterCommunication Center Tokyo, Centre Pompidou Paris, Times Museum Guangzhou, Istanbul Biennial, Biennale Jogja, and National Gallery of Indonesia amongst others.

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