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A Frame In Time

48:03 Min

Painted by Liu Kang in 1961, Young Girl with Discus shows a girl in action. Discus in hand, steel in her eyes, she is ready to rise to the occasion.

What was it like to be a sportswoman or sportsman in the 1950 and 60s? How did they train and live, and why did they give their life to sport? This portraiture initiates our conversation about women in sports, featuring Patricia Chan, C Kunalan, Glory Barnabas, Brian Richmond, K Jayamani, among other sporting icons.

A Frame In Time

A Frame In Time - S2E2: Young Girl With Discus

01 Jan 2022 10:00pm

Painted by Liu Kang in 1961, Young Girl with Discus shows a girl in action. Discus in hand, steel in her eyes, she is ready to rise to the occasion.

What was it like to be a sportswoman or sportsman in the 1950 and 60s? How did they train and live, and why did they give their life to sport? This portraiture initiates our conversation about women in sports, featuring Patricia Chan, C Kunalan, Glory Barnabas, Brian Richmond, K Jayamani, among other sporting icons.

A Frame In Time

About the show:

In Season 2 of A Frame In Time, we continue to tell stories of Singapore’s past, pausing at poignant moments in the 1970s and 80s.

Film auteur, Kelvin Tong helms the series again, interweaving fiction and non-fiction for a unique approach to documentary story-telling.

In Ong Kim Seng’s ‘Night Calligrapher’, we see a man seated and presumably at work in a long alleyway. The narrative spurs an exploration into the past world of letter-writing.

Widely regarded as one of Singapore’s most important artists, Liu Kang’s painting of a ‘Young Girl with Discus’ is infused with a playful energy. This portraiture initiates our conversation about women in sports, featuring Patricia Chan, Glory Barnabas, K Jayamani, among other sporting icons.

The last episode features a mixed media abstract collage, ‘Hunting Elephants in the Batik Forest’ by artist Tumadi B. Patri. We trace the origins of wayang kulit puppetry in Singapore and explore its eventual demise to the likes of radio, cinema, and television.

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