Hungama, the Lap Top Project, is a stop motion video made by the foreign worker’s community of Singapore. The term Hungama refers to a fuss, commotion, or celebration. This celebration is captured during an improvised collaboration between Eileen, a laptop, and generous volunteers throughout the street and in the shops of Little India. The result is an energetic trail of faces ‘influx’, which culminate into a video portrait of Little India on bustling Sunday Nights. Special thanks to Aktar Hossain and all the volunteers on Beech Street. The promo can be seen here:
Here's the troop looking mighty fine in a colorized world. I've noticed that people take the most photographs of them when their umbrellas are up. Maybe all they are doing is bringing some order and stillness within the chaos of Little India on those Sunday afternoons. The contrast is obviously felt. Thank you everybody for your efforts on Sunday. Sorry it was rained out and we had to wrap up early.
Well, as it turns out, there has been a festival going on at the park called "Raised." It will be going on for a few more weeks. A statue of a foreign worker stands to symbolize the need to raise the status of the foreign workers here in Singapore. Anyway, that is the location where we did our performance last Sunday. I thought these photos were representative of how well we are blending into the architecture here. Kind of funny. My troop, on one hand, is a spectacle capturing the gaze and curiousity of those passing by, and then on the other hand, just another thing going on in the urban space. These shots show how oblivious everyone is to them. Unfortunately, it's the slowest "performance" out there and really there isn't much action to see until it's played on screen.