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In Your Shoes: Death Is Only The Beginning?
Eileen traces her family history of how work serves as a function for survival and an act of love. She takes on the work of a tombstone maker. By making her own tombstone, she puts her filmmaker identity to death.A Viddsee Original ProductionDirector Statement: How does one define essentialism? What type of work is essential to Singapore’s society? Essentialism has been a controversial topic since the beginning, and it is no different, when The Straits Time pushed out an article “essential, or not” - Singapore thinks that artists are not essential to society especially in the time of a pandemic.I look at the knee jerk, triggered reactions of artists, and I ask myself why are people upset? I ask myself, do I feel that way? Does our work define our sense of self-worth? Then I realised people may have associated the idea of being essential to the idea of being important. No one likes to think that what they do, is not important to society. To explore this further, I feel like I have to question my own relationship with my work - filmmaking.Reductive thinking is dangerous, that’s where we experience inequality. Our inability to appreciate the nature of each job, to over categorise, is what creates a divide in society. After all, every job is created by man to fill a gap and to solve a problem or enhance society. In Your Shoes, essentially, is my way of exploring the connection and perception of work beyond filmmaking.All jobs have it's identity and function, it’s not about what is essential. The real question begs - what is our relationship with our work?
8 mins
In Your Shoes: The Dignity Of Work?
Who cleans up the place after a person has passed on? Eileen takes on the work of an after-death cleaner and explores the dignity in such gruesome work.A Viddsee Original ProductionDirector Statement: How does one define essentialism? What type of work is essential to Singapore’s society? Essentialism has been a controversial topic since the beginning, and it is no different, when The Straits Time pushed out an article “essential, or not” - Singapore thinks that artists are not essential to society especially in the time of a pandemic.I look at the knee jerk, triggered reactions of artists, and I ask myself why are people upset? I ask myself, do I feel that way? Does our work define our sense of self-worth? Then I realised people may have associated the idea of being essential to the idea of being important. No one likes to think that what they do, is not important to society. To explore this further, I feel like I have to question my own relationship with my work - filmmaking.Reductive thinking is dangerous, that’s where we experience inequality. Our inability to appreciate the nature of each job, to over categorise, is what creates a divide in society. After all, every job is created by man to fill a gap and to solve a problem or enhance society. In Your Shoes, essentially, is my way of exploring the connection and perception of work beyond filmmaking.All jobs have it's identity and function, it’s not about what is essential. The real question begs - what is our relationship with our work?
9 mins
In Your Shoes: Unappreciated!
What goes on underground in our sewage? Eileen works as a sewage cleaner and uncovers the “dirty secrets” of society’s perception towards cleaners.Director Statement: How does one define essentialism? What type of work is essential to Singapore’s society? Essentialism has been a controversial topic since the beginning, and it is no different, when The Straits Time pushed out an article “essential, or not” - Singapore thinks that artists are not essential to society especially in the time of a pandemic.I look at the knee jerk, triggered reactions of artists, and I ask myself why are people upset? I ask myself, do I feel that way? Does our work define our sense of self-worth? Then I realised people may have associated the idea of being essential to the idea of being important. No one likes to think that what they do, is not important to society. To explore this further, I feel like I have to question my own relationship with my work - filmmaking.Reductive thinking is dangerous, that’s where we experience inequality. Our inability to appreciate the nature of each job, to over categorise, is what creates a divide in society. After all, every job is created by man to fill a gap and to solve a problem or enhance society. In Your Shoes, essentially, is my way of exploring the connection and perception of work beyond filmmaking.All jobs have it's identity and function, it’s not about what is essential. The real question begs - what is our relationship with our work?
7 mins
In Your Shoes: Is Passion Essential?
Driven by how her grandma raised the family by selling seafood, Eileen tries to overcome her seafood phobias by working at the Kelong. She questions if passion is essential to one’s work. She traces the source of passion - is passion nature or nurture?A Viddsee Original ProductionDirector Statement: How does one define essentialism? What type of work is essential to Singapore’s society? Essentialism has been a controversial topic since the beginning, and it is no different, when The Straits Time pushed out an article “essential, or not” - Singapore thinks that artists are not essential to society especially in the time of a pandemic.I look at the knee jerk, triggered reactions of artists, and I ask myself why are people upset? I ask myself, do I feel that way? Does our work define our sense of self-worth? Then I realised people may have associated the idea of being essential to the idea of being important. No one likes to think that what they do, is not important to society. To explore this further, I feel like I have to question my own relationship with my work - filmmaking.Reductive thinking is dangerous, that’s where we experience inequality. Our inability to appreciate the nature of each job, to over categorise, is what creates a divide in society. After all, every job is created by man to fill a gap and to solve a problem or enhance society. In Your Shoes, essentially, is my way of exploring the connection and perception of work beyond filmmaking.All jobs have it's identity and function, it’s not about what is essential. The real question begs - what is our relationship with our work?
8 mins
In Your Shoes: Essential, Or Not?
In the season finale of In Your Shoes, Eileen works as a farmer. Having only experience farming in games, she steps into the reality and hard work of a farmer. Eileen concludes if she feels that’s her work is essential to society.A Viddsee Original ProductionDirector Statement: How does one define essentialism? What type of work is essential to Singapore’s society? Essentialism has been a controversial topic since the beginning, and it is no different, when The Straits Time pushed out an article “essential, or not” - Singapore thinks that artists are not essential to society especially in the time of a pandemic.I look at the knee jerk, triggered reactions of artists, and I ask myself why are people upset? I ask myself, do I feel that way? Does our work define our sense of self-worth? Then I realised people may have associated the idea of being essential to the idea of being important. No one likes to think that what they do, is not important to society. To explore this further, I feel like I have to question my own relationship with my work - filmmaking.Reductive thinking is dangerous, that’s where we experience inequality. Our inability to appreciate the nature of each job, to over categorise, is what creates a divide in society. After all, every job is created by man to fill a gap and to solve a problem or enhance society. In Your Shoes, essentially, is my way of exploring the connection and perception of work beyond filmmaking.All jobs have it's identity and function, it’s not about what is essential. The real question begs - what is our relationship with our work?
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