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Age of Revelation 末。时代 [Online]

*This concert has been modified to be presented digitally in view of the current COVID-19 situation. Watch the trailer here.

SCCC YouTube Channel 12 Jun 2021 (Sa) 12:00 PM

Age of Revelation views the idea of Kali Yuga, which takes its name from Sanskrit scripture and the Mahabharata, meaning “the age of vice”, a variant view from Zen Buddhism’s perspective of the end of an era, Dharma.

This is detailed by a reimagined narrative of Cain, a sculptor, whose encounter with a group of primates inspire his obsession to create their image out of clay. Years later, these primates evolved into the modern man and integrated into contemporary society. Cain, now older, fraught from his fruitless quest, finds an image of the original primate that is now mass-produced within a factory through cutting edge technology of the times. Denoting a new world order, resulting in impending destruction.

At its core, the film is an interdisciplinary exploration of man’s fraught relationship with nature and technology in the 21st century. The work details the distancing between human and nature, human and God(s). It also highlights corrupt powers and external forces that inform people, their actions, and the environment that surrounds them. Only in love and light will peace be realised, even without order.

The Age of Revelation is a sound-film collaboration between SAtheCollective and filmmaker LIAO Jiekai as part of an artist commission by the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre. It features choreography by performance artist Effendy IBRAHIM and participation by local performers and dance artists as the cast. The work was originally commissioned as a live performance of an original score by SA and has now been adapted into a multidisciplinary film due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

The film is produced by Pōtocol, a production company, who has produced notable audiovisual works such as The Wandering by YEO Siew Hua and Russell MORTON (for SIFA v2.020), A Love Unknown by John CLANG (IFF Rotterdam 2020), 5 Rehearsals of a Wedding by Kray CHEN (for Singapore Art Week 2019), A Yellow Bird by K. RAJAGOPAL (Cannes Critics’ Week 2016), The Scene at the Train Station by BOO Junfeng (for Pearl Lam Galleries, 2016) and To The Eastward (The Lines Divide) by Kent CHAN (Busan Biennale 2014).

This sound-film will be conducted in English and Mandarin.





《末。时代》是SAtheCollective和电影导演廖捷凯共同创作的有声电影, 由新加坡华族文化中心委托。作品的编舞由表演艺术家Effendy Ibrahim和本地表演艺术家和舞者担任。该作品本以现场表演的形式呈现,但基于疫情的限制,现已被改编成艺术片。

电影由Pōtocol制作,该公司制作了多部知名影作,如由杨修华和Russell Morton联导的The Wandering(新加坡国际电影节2020年)和汪春龙的A Love Unknown (荷兰鹿特丹国际电影节2020年) 等。



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