A forest, a man, a suitcase. To walk, to hatch, to transform oneself. A discovery, discovering oneself? By combining various cinematic techniques, animation artist Tan Wei Keong creates a universe with a minimum of gestures in order to describe the complexity of a search. The repetition of gestures holds a magic of its own, and the exploration of space and ego is surprisingly reflected in the sound track and in the nakedness of the man. Freedom lies in the gaze itself.
by Tan Wei Keong Singapore 2018 Without dialogue 5’ Black/White


Written and Directed by Tan Wei Keong
Cinematography Tan Wei Keong
Editing Loo Zihan
Sound Design Darren Ng

Tan Wei Keong

Born in Singapore in 1984, he studied animation at the island city-state’s Nanyang Technological University. In his films he animates fantasy worlds in which he explores his gay identity through personal storytelling. He also works as a media artist and was artist-in-residence at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program and co-artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts, both in California, USA.

Filmography (short films)

2007 White 2009 Hush Baby 2014 Pifuskin 2015 The Great Escape 2017 Between Us Two 2018 Kingdom

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019