Ho Rui An
Screen Green

The lecture performance, Screen Green takes the telecast of a speech made by the Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong, during which he was pictured against a homogenous green backdrop commonly used for visual effects or post-production in film, as a point of departure. Taking the lush, botanical landscape of Singapore, administered through a series of governmental gardening efforts, Ho offers a speculative narrative through the metaphor of a space of future possibilities that are simultaneously a method to limit and modulate its citizens.

Across lecture, essays and films, Ho Rui An’s work investigates the emergence, transmission and disappearance of images within contexts of globalism and governance while touching upon issues surrounding liberal hospitality, participatory democracy and speculative futures.