Ho Rui An
Lecture and video installation with green screen
Screen Green investigates the convergences between the politics of screening and greening by taking the notion of the “green screen” on a botanical turn. The lecture takes as a point of departure the telecast of a speech made by the Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong, during which the man was pictured against a homogenous green backdrop that is incidentally of the shade used in special effects compositing. Encountering this “green screen” with the lush greenery that covers the city-state, it considers how the numerous green spaces in Singapore act as giant green screen studios that solicit the participation and imagination of the masses only in order to limit and modulate the articulations that are thus produced.
About Ho Rui An：
Ho Rui An is an artist and writer working in the intersections of contemporary art, cinema, performance and theory. Across the mediums of lecture, essay and film, his research examines systems of governance in a global age. He has presented projects at the Bangkok Art Biennale; Asian Art Biennial; Gwangju Biennale; Jakarta Biennale; Sharjah Biennial; Kochi-Muziris Biennale; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Kunsthalle Wien; Singapore Art Museum; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; and Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media, Japan. In 2019, he was awarded the International Film Critics’ (FIPRESCI) Prize at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany. In 2018, he was a fellow of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program.