A new multimedia performance exploring the family history of visual artist Sim Chi Yin against the setting of the Malayan Emergency.
Part documentary and part speculative fiction, One Day We’ll Understand is a new performance work which explores hidden histories, legacies of empire and their impact on those left behind. Through the lens of visual artist Sim Chi Yin’s life and camera, we time travel into her own family’s archive, recovering traces left in the wake of the anti-colonial war in British Malaya, also known as the Malayan Emergency (1948—1960), and beyond.
Led by an award-winning Singaporean-Australian creative team drawing on Sim’s large body of evocative photographic and filmic work, as well as her multiple persona as an image-maker, archivist/historian, writer and granddaughter.
One Day We’ll Understand is commissioned by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, and produced by CultureLink Singapore with the producing partnership of Chamber Made.