27 May '14, 11am

Dr Sketchy host Eugene Tan on making his own clothes, returning to Singapore and queer activism today:

Dr Sketchy host Eugene Tan on making his own clothes, returning to Singapore and queer activism today:

My mom used to be a Home Economics teacher. She did not like anyone in the family touching her sewing machine, because I think it was her space away from us. But then I started making things when she wasn’t at home. The [fashion] options for a very large person are not many. Now making clothes for the day is more like a mental game. I wonder if I could put shapes that don’t belong together together. Can I make something in which I use up all the fabric? When I lived in Boston, I worked in a queer theater company. My first job was to produce and direct a guerrilla AIDS activist theater project where we performed in public parks where men have sex in the middle of the night. I didn’t think I was going to come back to Singapore and get a similar job. I was fully expecting that Singapore was going to be a rough transition, and it wasn’t that bad. But it did mean that my career...

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