Heartbreak Motel

The Incident by Sissi Kaplan is “a short experimental film about a strange encounter between a woman and a man. In the setting of a nocturnal urban landscape, a woman narrates her experience of an amorous night and exposes her thoughts about desire, love and fear that made the story’s fulfillment impossible.” Viewers familiar with Singapore will recognize Mustafa Centre, an enormous 24/7 bargains shop, and, perhaps, the heartbreak motel.




Nuit Blanche, Paris (05/10)
i.boat, Bordeaux (17/09)
Incubate, Tilburg, Netherlands (19/09)
Magmart, International Videoart Festival, Napoli, Italy

Impakt Festival, Utrecht, The Village, Netherlands (24-28/10)
Urban/Flux Film Festival, Johannesburg, The Bioscope Independent Cinema, South Africa (17-23/09)
Human Frames, Berlin, Werkstatt der Kulturen, Germany (13-17/06)



Sissi Kaplan is a visual artist working with photography and video. Most of her works are inspired by experiences collected during her travels, in interaction with different cultures and places. Based on subtle observations of reality, she reveals hidden aspects of human relationships and depicts particularities of our contemporary societies.


About Jee Leong Koh

My book of poems Steep Tea (Carcanet) was named a Best Book of 2015 by UK's Financial Times, and a Finalist by Lambda Literary. I also wrote three other books of poems and a book of zuihitsu. My work has been shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize, and translated into Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian and Latvian. Originally from Singapore, I live in New York City, where I edit the arts blog Singapore Poetry, and run the Second Saturdays Reading Series and the Singapore Literature Festival in NYC.

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