I AM STILL HERE / Singapore / 2020 / 11'43 / Colour / Stereo / Digital Video
A film by Sissi Kaplan, Vivian Wang, Cyril Wong
I am still here
is a found footage film that combines materials from an old National Geographic
animal documentary with a series of photographic portraits of a woman in a remote landscape.
Set in a post-civilisation vista, she lives with dead and living animals, their reproductions
as well as the encroaching planets. Her alienation, solitude and quest for meaning are
juxtaposed with the natural instincts of animals and the invariable trajectories of planets
hinting at a larger system of time and space, gesturing at alternative possibilities of
navigating the world. In this visual poem, image, sound and text release distinct
yet interconnected mental and emotional spaces, orbiting each other to form new
and incessant constellations.