[ALT TXT] reading | art | resistance

  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Category: Arts, Heritage, Read, Other Happenings
Availability: 29
Wed, 20 Feb, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (GMT+8)

Central Public Library

Multi-Purpose Room

100 Victoria Street National Library Board

  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Adults

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This session is part of ALT TXT, a series of talks and workshops for adults organised by the National Library Board. ALT TXT explores the relationship and intersection of literature and narratives through visual and conceptual art.


In this performance-talk, Jeremy Fernando will attempt to respond the possibility of art as resistance — that is, meditate on the possible relationship between resistance and art. And he will do so whilst foregrounding the fact that if art is the openness to possibilities, nothing can be known until it happens; after which it still quite possibility remains beyond cognition. Thus, the only thing one can do, is to resist what one thinks art itself is; and to read the work, attempt to encounter the work. As part of his performance, he will be showing works — from Singapore and beyond — that he thinks demonstrate possibilities, stage resistances.  
Jeremy Fernando reads, and writes; and is the Jean Baudrillard Fellow at The European Graduate School. He works in the intersections of literature, philosophy, and the media; and his, more than twenty, books include Reading Blindly, Living with Art, Writing Death, and in fidelity. His writing has also been featured in magazines and journals such as Arte al Límite, Berfrois, CTheory, Full Bleed, Qui Parle, TimeOut, and VICE, amongst others; and has been translated into French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, and Serbian. Exploring other media has led him to film, music, and the visual arts; and his work has been exhibited in Seoul, Vienna, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He is the general editor of both Delere Press and the thematic magazine One Imperative; and is a Fellow of Tembusu College at The National University of Singapore.   

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