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    Solar: a Meltdown

    Ho Rui An
    SPRING 2017

    Solar: A Meltdown is a surprising lecture-performance that deals with colonialism and globalism. In it, the young writer and artist Ho Rui An talks to us about colonialists, the tropical sun, of (post)colonial white women and their human fan operators (punkawallahs). Other ingredients of Solar: A Meltdown include the sweaty back of the anthropologist Charles Le Roux, a solar-energy driven statue of Queen Elizabeth and many Hollywood musicals and films. Singaporean Ho Rui An mixes contemporary art, cinema, performance and theory. Here he delves into the “solar unconscious” of the European colonial project and its representations on the screen.



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