Lynn Loo (Singapore) Residence: October to November, 2016
Lynn Loo taught music in Singapore before making her first 16mm film in 1997. She studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and made film works that explore rhythmic and poetic narration using images and sounds as separate entities.
Her engagement with film projection performances began in 2004 as a way of thinking about film as fine art. She explores the physical qualities of analogue film in all aspects of its production, including its presentation as live performance. The work involves a breaking, and re-thinking, of film time and film space. She has produced gallery installations with the same kind of approach.
Lynn sometimes works with Guy Sherwin (also at the residency) and together they have performed their programmes of expanded cinema in Europe, USA, Asia and Australia. This may involve collaboration with local improvising musicians.
Lynn also curates programmes of films at international arts festivals and has conducted a number of artist film workshops. She is employed as a conservation specialist at a film archive in the UK.
At the residency, Lynn will be searching for content in the surrounding foliage to capture the changing colours of autumn on film. She will also be furthering her exploration of hand-made abstract film involving the use of adhesive Washi. Both works will eventually be exhibited as multiple projections.
-Guy Sherwin and Lynn Loo received an arts grant from Sasakawa Foundation to complete the residency at Studio Kura.