10 Sep '18, 3am

Understanding sight and reality

We live in a society dominated by images, which has changed the relative importance of 'who we are' to 'how we are perceived'. The facilitator, Dr. Tan Ngiap Heng, will talk about his experiences creating images, and the challenges of remaining rooted in reality amidst a world saturated with images. Participants are encouraged to read the following before attending. Copies of the main text will also be made available at the session. Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord (Chapter 1) Phenomenology of Perception by Maurice Merleau-Ponty Duty Free Art by Hito Steyerl +++ Dr. Tan studied engineering at the doctoral level in University College London. He also acquired a certificate in dance at London Contemporary Dance School, and worked as a photographer for the performing arts for almost two decades. Dr. Tan recently completed his Master of Art in Fine Arts at LASALLE College...

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