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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 attend to the relationship between walking and thinking — movement and thought — through the all-too-familiar situation, scenario, of writer’s block. It opens with a meditation on the very moment he was unable to write — alongside the irony of writing about it. Which suggests that this writing — perhaps all writing — is an act of memory: one that is unable to account for the possibility of forgetting — and, thus, also fictionality. And in that spirit, he will offer the possibility that a painting — ‘Squid Love’ by Yanyun Chen — is the site through which this piece has been inked.
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.
If the session is full and you would like to be on the waitlist, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject title: [ALT TXT] writing | walking | blindness