hauntology

A still from Pontianak (1957), dir. B. N. Rao. Produced by Cathay-Keris. A few weeks back, I attended a lecture by Singaporean-Sarawakian artist-academic Adeline Kueh on cinematic imaginaries of the pontianak, the famed succubus of Southeast Asian superstition; the talk was part of the Post-Museum‘s roster of programmes for their recent takeover of the Substation. The […]

“O Dear What Can the Matter Be”

Stephanie Burt’s first solo outing, at Yeo Workshop, is , well, showstopping. The site looks literally transformed – a white cube morphed into an enchanted chamber of gold and amber and saffron and tangerine, a spectacle out of some fairy tale that is at once mesmerizing, uncanny, deeply ambivalent. The conceptual premise of the installation – […]