Digital Film, 2021
Grace Xi Wei Ong, Joanna Ng & Siang Yu Tan
Armed with a new-found decluttering app, a wife gleefully removes things from her house, much to the chagrin of her husband.
“Delete” explores one’s relationship with material things and people.
The ubiquitous backdrop of life has always been a key feature and interest in Joanna’s practice. She feels strongly about highlighting the minutiae and the objects of the everyday, for their trivial existence is what makes them essential to what it means to be human. This too extends to the quiet gestures and intangible little matters that pull at our heart. Though she gravitates towards sculpture, installation and video art, she also has a soft spot for down-earth short form filmmaking.
Singapore based art teacher, Ong Xi Wei Grace, has been honing her film-making skills for the past 15 years. Her interests lie in cinematography, experimentations in resin, watercolour painting and urban sketching. Her process-focused passion in turn helps strengthen her art pedagogy and makes her a better art teacher. She has won a few short film awards and recently showcased her abstract resin artworks in an art gallery in US, Missouri.
Tan Siang Yu has taught Art at Hwa Chong Institution for more than 20 years. He is also a filmmaker who has written, directed and produced several award-winning short films over a decade and a half. He frequently collaborates with his art colleagues as well as ex-students in making films, and loves to tell stories about the human condition.