Heat Waves

Heat Waves comprises twin montages of historical and contemporary imagery and videos (filmed and found). Together they examine the contexts, politics, and proliferation of the many aesthetics of heat. Aesthetics that stem from regions of the tropics, where their solar proximity bestows heat in abundance. Aesthetics that are oft-generalised - charged with vibrancy, vitality, and visual complexity - that are increasingly mined at a time when the earth is simultaneously warming.

Director Biography

Kent Chan is a Singaporean artist, curator and filmmaker based in Amsterdam and Singapore. His practice revolves around our encounters with art, fiction and cinema. He holds particular interest in the tropical imagination and the past and future relationships between heat and art. He is a former resident of Jan van Eyck Academie and NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore. His works has been shown internationally at Kunstinstituut Melly, de Appel, EYE Film Museum and Times Museum, amongst others.


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Rage Against the Colonial Machine

Saturday, 11 June 13:15 - 14:45 / Kijkhuis 2
90 min.
Sunday, 12 June 19:30 - 21:05 / Kijkhuis 1
95 min.

Also in this session

1. Hantu
Kim Kokosky Deforchaux, 19
2. When Light is Displaced
Zaina Bseiso, 7
3. Heat Waves
Kent Chan, 21
4. Kelasi
Fransix Tenda Lomba, 11
5. Freedom Swimmer
Olivia Martin-McGuire, 15 min.

National Competition

Friday, 10 June 18:30 - 20:00 / Kijkhuis 2
90 min.

Also in this session

1. Our Ark
Deniz Tortum, Kathryn Hamilton, 13
2. Minimal Sway While Starting My Way Up
St├ęphanie Lagarde, 16 min.
3. Hantu
Kim Kokosky Deforchaux, 19
4. Heat Waves
Kent Chan, 21
5. Silent Heat
Luci├źnne Venner, 18