Esplanade Presents


Artist Talk by Shireen Seno


25 May 2024, Sat, 2pm


(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Recital Studio Foyer (Meeting point: Jendela, 15mins before start time.)

Free, registration is required
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Still from A child dies, a child plays, a woman is born, a woman dies, a bird arrives, a bird flies off, Shireen Seno, 2024. Image courtesy of the artist.


Held in conjunction with the exhibition A child dies, a child plays, a woman is born, a woman dies, a bird arrives, a bird flies off at the Esplanade Tunnel, this talk by artist Shireen Seno sheds light on her practice at large and how she moves between photography, film and installation. She will delve into her ongoing project A child dies, a child plays, a woman is born, a woman dies, a bird arrives, a bird flies off, sharing about how it developed from initial idea to its current iteration. The work is Seno’s attempt at questioning the idea of progress and what it means to grow up.


Relaxed Performance

Admission Age:
10 and above.
Language: English
Things to Note:
Accessibility Advisory: We provide a range of access services and relaxed performances for patrons with access needs. For wheelchair-accessible seats, please call Esplanade Customer Experience at 6828 8377 for assistance. Concessions for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) and up to one accompanying companion are available. | View our accessibility guide
Artist Information

Shireen Seno

Shireen Seno (b.1983, Japan) is an artist and filmmaker based in the Philippines. Her work addresses memory, history and image-making, often in relation to the context of home. Together with John Torres, she founded Los Otros, a Manila-based collective that is a laboratory and platform committed to the intersections of film and art. Her works have been presented at Tate Modern, London (2021), Asia Culture Centre, Gwangju, South Korea (2020) and Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany (2019), among others. Seno was a recipient of the 2018 Thirteen Artists Award from the Cultural Center of the Philippines and a Film Fellow of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin program in 2022. 

Date & Time

25 May 2024, Sat


Esplanade Recital Studio Foyer
Meeting point: Jendela, 15mins before start time.

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