All students are welcome to join Miriam in the series of poetry workshop to explore:• What is the “responsibility of the poet”?• How do poetry and the arts fit into a social justice framework?• What are the ways fieldwork can inform and enrich creative writing and academic scholarship?• What less tangible “ways of knowing “ can poetry offer that other fields do not?
In this session, filmmaker Tan Pin Pin will discuss on art, documentation, history, memory, politics, and why Inuka the polar bear often cameos in her works.
Tan is one of Singapore’s most acclaimed and well-known filmmakers. Since her film about grave exhumations, Moving House (2001), won a Student Academy Award, Tan has completed a number of feature-length documentaries. Singapore GaGa (2005), a “paean to...Singapore’s aural landscape,” was deemed “one of the best films about Singapore,” while Invisible City (2007) has been lauded for inviting “debate about how the past can be remembered and history written, objectively, without fear or favour." In 2014, her movie about political exiles To Singapore, with Love was banned from public screenings. Her first fiction short, “Pineapple Town,” was part of the SG50 omnibus film 7 Letters (2015), and her latest documentary, the “eerily beautiful” In Time to Come, “cements Pin Pin’s position as Singapore’s most adventurous and thoughtful documentarian.”
The conversation will be hosted by A/P Lo Mun Hou.
What happens when a monster appears on the streets of Singapore? Will people panic? Will people run away? Will people stand together and fight the monster?And what happens when the streets of Singapore stand firm against this monster that they see? Will the monster run away? Will the monster die at the hands of the people? Or will the monster find a way to fit in?
USP Productions by USP students proudly presents "FRANK". FRANK is a modern day parable, giving a Singaporean spin to the Gothic horror classic Frankenstein. Amidst the hot-button issues of immigrants and race today, the play explores how our very own Singaporean society relates and treats the “Other”, as shaped by prejudices and misconceptions that get propagated through the institutions of media and society.
For more information about the plays and USP Productions, click HERE.