“There seem to be a groundswell to ensure filmmakers with worth projects get a chance to realize their stories.”
Backed by a score which rotates romantic passages, confrontational flamenco riffs and ominous choral pieces, Forever is not just a great local film, it’s a great film fullstop.”
“It started out because of my curiosity about how waterways functioned within Singapore.”
“The forms are kind of merging acually. The artists are moving into cinema and the cinema people are moving into vidual arts also.”
“It was only a matter of time before a female director with a unique voice burst onto the scene.”
“Lim’s works are as much about the process as they are about his initial addumptions or final conclusions.”
“My work is about relationships between physial and virtual systems. These are my points of entry. Where it leads to – I am not sure.”
“You’re really putting yourself out there when you show your films, and for me, ‘Norman was quite a personal story.”
“The Arts House will pay tribute to writer-director Wee Li Lin with a showcase of her feature films Gone Shopping and Forever as well as her recent short documentary Singapore Country.”
“The artistic research of Charles Lim revolves around the relationship between man and environment, and the borders.”
“I can at least say this to myself I'm not afraid of not winning. I'm far more afraid of not creating.”
“I prefer understatement. Tragedy can be even more penetrating when it is expressed through comedy.”
“If you have an idea, do not box yourself in. Write it, photograph it, draw it, play music about it, surround yourself with visuals.”
“It’s even more festive this year, seeing as Hong Baos and Kisses…in this Chinese New Year-themed, Mandarin rom-com directed by Wee Li Lin.”
“As a kid, I likde to perform and make people laugh. Moving into my teens, I became more introverted and channelled my creativity into art.”
“It doesn’t matter what stage of life you’re at – if you have the courage to plunge yourself into something that’s out of your comfort zone, it can be really rewarding.”
“The campaign was done in collaboration with Benjamin Kheng, cofounder of the popular Singaporean indie band The Sam Willows, and directors Wee Li Lin and Charles Lim”
“I’ve always wanted to recreate this memory of the Centrepoint Kids, as well as show them in a more celebratory light, as Singapore history has painted them a bit negatively.”
"In these scenes, Lim frequently splits the screens, mixing shots from above and below the surface of the water, calling attention to the water’s surface as a boundary, a fluid barrier that divides and engulfs."
"...the work explores the 'biophysical, aspirational and cerebral contours of the Southeast Asian city, through the visible and invisible lenses of the sea.'"
“When we think of a nation as a physical thing, we imagine a landmass. Yet the true border of any country touching the sea is not the edge of the land, but out in the water,” Lim says.
"Based on the idea that the buoy now lies, forgotten, beneath the waves, Lim’s response was to construct a replica, have it submerged in the sea for a few weeks, and then display the hopelessly bio-fouled structure."
"As an artist, his works often revolve around Singapore’s relationship with the sea, as seen in his exhibition SEA STATE, which was shown at last year’s prestigious Venice Biennale, where he represented the country."
"a body of works ... that explores the political, biophysical and psychic contours of the Southeast Asia city state, Singapore, through the visible and invisible lenses of the sea."