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Lepak Readings: Chan Li Shan

  • Independent Archive & Resource Centre 67 Aliwal Street Singapore, 199942 Singapore (map)

For the first Lepak Reading of 2018, as well as the last before the official opening of iARC's new space at 71 Aliwal Street, Sing Lit Station's writer-in-residence Chan Li Shan will be sharing about her work and writing. 

It's a bit scary (for her) to discuss work still in progress, but Taking my Sunflowers for a Walk is a biographical piece about a boy from Singapore who just wants to fit in. He comes to realise that he must learn to be himself, and discovers the joys and sorrows of becoming an artist. A chronicle of courage, resourcefulness and will-power, it is the story of Lee Wen and his life in art, as a member of The Artists Village and an apprentice of the enigmatic artist Tang Da Wu who pioneered performance art in Singapore and Southeast Asia.

In the session, participants will also come to discuss processes in biography writing. Topics may include: the fiction-nonfiction divide, how much invention there might be in biography writing, the artist’s personal history or other areas of social and cultural history and the role it plays in understanding artworks, and the discovery of self in writing about other lives.  

“Lepak Readings” is an evening programme hosted by iARC that gives practitioners space to share their work or practice on an informal basis. 

VENUE: Independent Archive & Resource Centre
ADDRESS: 67 Aliwal Street, Singapore 199942

13 Jan 2018, 7pm - 8pm

Later Event: January 19
PANEL: Acts of Voicing