Kin Chui

"My practice deals with the colonial remnants within the present day society of Singapore through a dialogue with history and the performative of what has been normalised.

Performing Coloniality (2013)

Synchronized 3 channels, 10mins 

Photo credit : Kin Chui

 

Performing Coloniality is a multi-channel video installation that analyses the construction of narratives. Informed by the language of film, rooted in the practice of wayang, Performing Coloniality begins with an image from The National Archives (United Kingdom), drawing our attention to what has changed and what remains, following British colonization, independence and modernization. What of the past that has been normalized, and what of the past has been pushed to the periphery? A reflection that invites viewers to look through the layers of time, into the legacies and imprints the past has left on the present. 

Performing Coloniality (2013)

Synchronized 3 channels, 10mins 

Photo credit : Kin Chui

Describing his practice as interdisciplinary, Kin is one of inaugural recipients of the kültürgemma working grant in Vienna that is awarded to young migrant cultural producers. He is interested de-colonial theoretical methodologies as emancipatory vehicles, and is interested in expanding such models within the context of video and installations.

 

 

Kin Chui

readmetosleep@gmail.com

 

Born 1984, Singapore.

 

MA in Fine Art, 2014 Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria.

 

Kin Chui was one of the 8 cinematographers who won best Cinematography at Singapore International Film Festival’s Singapore Film Award in 2009 for the Lucky 7 Project.

 

Since studying at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Kin Chui has been involved in a number of anti-discriminatory initiatives. He has been active as a member of the AG Plattform-Geschichtspolitik and the student initiative, The Darker Side of the Academy. Kin was part of a collaboration with the Tunisian collective Ahl-Alkahf in creating a communicative platform for individuals involved in the Sidi Bouzid Revolution in Tunisia. He was as well a co-organizer for the project Re-Emphasis, as part of the cultural festival Wienwoche, that consisted of a public installation and forum that addressed the topic of migrant and refugee rights.

The organisers can be contacted at scoutsgp@gmail.com

 

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Performing Coloniality (2013) Synchronized 3 channels, 10mins  Photo credit : Kin Chui