Istanbul Biennial

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Artwork Title : Short film {If Your Bait Can Sing The Wild One Will Come} Like Shadows Through Leaves
The multi award winning film {if your bait can sing the wild one will come} Like Shadows Through Leaves was screened in multiple locations in Anatolia as part of the Istanbul Biennale
Curated by Ute Meta Bauer, David Teh and Amar Kanwar

From Istanbul website:
Conceptualized by Lucy Davis, together with Zai Tang (Sound Designer), Kee Ya Ting (Cinematographer & Editor), Daniel Hui (Editor) & Design Studio Crop Singapore

Like Shadows Through Leaves is a story evolving from a long-term engagement with an old social-housing estate crossed by the Malaysia-owned railway track that ran through the heart of Singapore for fifty years. Through a mix of shadow puppetry, observational video, interview fragments and the calls of the area’s 105 bird species, the film traces contested seams where more-than-human exchanges still animate the edges of urban life, in spite of the inexorable churn of a developmental state.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationIstanbul
PublisherIstanbul Biennial
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2022
MoE publication typeF2 Partial implementation of a work of art or performance
EventIstanbul Biennial - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 17 Sept 202220 Nov 2022
Conference number: 17


  • art films
  • Art & Ecology
  • Birds
  • Southeast Asia
  • Bird song
  • contemporary art

Field of art

  • Contemporary art


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