Khairullah Rahim - little birds
A statement by the artist
little birds is an experimental film produced in collaboration with 17 five and six year old students during an artist residency programme with Between Two Tree preschool in Singapore. The film addresses the complexities around acts of masking and flocking, particularly examining its intertwined relationship with survival and care — companionship, intimacy, warmth, sharing/distribution and being present. Shot in black and white, “little birds” ponders how perhaps both survival and care are potentially interchangeable, determined by timing and circumstances.
Khairullah Rahim is a Singapore-based artist working across mixed-media installation, object-making, painting, photography and moving image. He is a graduate of Rutgers University (New Jersey, US) with an MFA in Visual Arts from Mason Gross School of the Arts in 2023; and received a BA in Fine Arts (First Class Honours) from LASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore) in 2013, where he currently teaches as an adjunct lecturer. His explorations delve into complex strategies of resourcefulness for everyday survival in environments under constant surveillance.