Asia Through the Aperture Workshop #3

Asia Through the Aperture Workshop #3

A workshop jointly organised by the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM), University of Westminster and Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival.

In partnership with CREAM, University of Westminster, Aperture hosts Workshop #3 continuing discussions arising from the first Asia Through The Aperture Workshop held in 2018. Asia Through the Aperture is an ongoing discussion series exploring contemporary and historical Asian moving image culture and art, and reframing discussions around ‘curating Asia’ and moving image practice.


Daniel Mattes and Daniel Hui in conversation
Daniel Mattes, producer of Cambodian director Kavich Neang’s award-winning Last Night I Saw You Smiling and part of collective Anti-Archive, and subject of this year’s Aperture/Director Focus Daniel Hui and part of collective 13 Little Pictures, will join us for a discussion on their artistic practice, documentary filmmaking and collectives in Southeast Asia.

The event will include screenings of two short films by Daniel Hui and one short film by Kavich Neang.

Asia Through the Aperture workshops aim to create time for conversational exchanges drawing on the experiences, perspectives, research and practice of all participants. Contributions from invited speakers are intended as catalysts for broader dialogues. We invite active participation as workshop attendants interested in sharing experiences and perspectives, and in exploring the scope for collaboration with Aperture and CREAM’s joint initiative.

Workshop Programme

Wed 11 Sep: 12.15pm-2pm
Close-Up Cinema, London
Sonali Joshi (Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival, Day for Night)
May Adadol Ingawanij (CREAM, University of Westminster)
Daniel Mattes (Anti-Archive, Cambodia)
Daniel Hui (13 Little Pictures, Singapore)
(Kavich Neang, Cambodia 2018,
15 mins)
Daniel Mattes in conversation
(Daniel Hui, Singapore 2013, 9 mins)
(Daniel Hui, Singapore 2009, 5 mins)
Daniel Hui in conversation
Q&A with Daniel Mattes & Daniel Hui


Aperture/London: part 2

The workshop takes place in conjunction with screenings across London of Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival presented in collaboration with CREAM, University of Westminster.

Aperture Programme:

11 Sep, 6.30pm: DEMONS +Q&A, Genesis Cinema (Daniel Hui, Singapore 2018, UK Premiere)
12 Sep, 6.30pm: EYE ON THE BALL +Q&A, DocHouse (Yih Wen Chen, Malaysia 2019, World Premiere)
13 Sep, 8.15pm: SNAKESKIN +Q&A, Close-Up Cinema (Daniel Hui, Singapore 2014, UK Premiere)
14 Sep, 8.15pm: ECLIPSES +Q&A +drinks, The Horse Hospital (Daniel Hui, Singapore 2011, UK Premiere)
15 Sep, 6pm: DIE TOMORROW +intro, Close-Up Cinema (Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, Thailand 2018)


Other related non-festival screenings:
10 Sep: LAST NIGHT I SAW YOU SMILING (Kavich Neang, Cambodia 2019), Open City Docs, Regent Street Cinema
19 Sep: COURT +intro, Rich Mix (Chaitanya Tamhane, India 2014), screening as part of On the Edge of the Fold, curated by Viknesh Kobinathan (National Film & Television School)