Yavuz Gallery is pleased to present Khairullah Rahim‘s video work, Buah Dahsyat at S.E.A. Focus Fringe Film Programme.
S.E.A. Focus Fringe Film Programme returns in 2023 at The Projector to present a series of distinct artist videos and films. Titled ‘OFF Focus’, this screening programme brings together a specially curated selection of Southeast Asian artist videos and films that showcases unique forms of visual language.
Single-channel digital short film with audio on loop
07:18, 16:9 aspect ratio
Edition of 3 plus 1 artist’s proof
Writer/Director: Khairullah Rahim
Voice: Luna Thicc
Produced under the Folk-Lor project led by Darren Guo and Euginia Tan
Community partner: 3Pumpkins (Tak Takut Kids Club)
Supported by: National Arts Council, BinjaiTree, and National Youth Council – Young Change Makers
Buah Dahsyat (Fantastic Fruits) is an experimental short film capturing the veiled and coded lives of residents in Boon Lay, Singapore through enigmatic fruits acting as multifarious symbols for intersecting themes including everyday rituals, desire, social mobility and labour. Anchored by the voice of drag queen Luna Thicc, the fruits’ behaviour and habits become enmeshed with found footage, smartphone videos and kitsch popular culture imagery.