‘Writing lightly on Jeremy Fernando’ — a photo essay by Jarratt Ong














Student’s Tea
Tembusu College
8 February 2018

writing —
thinking, teaching, love, ink, writhing …

In this performance-talk, Jeremy Fernando attempted to read the relationship between movement and thought, through the scenario of a caesura in the flow of ink: writer’s block. All whilst recalling the fact that writing is an act of memory — haunted by forgetting. And, where a painting — ‘Squid Ink’ by Yanyun Chen — is quite possibly the scene through which this piece is inked.




Jarratt Ong is a writer of light. Once, after eating a curry puff, he still felt empty, emotionally. His work can be found at https://inkphy.com/user/jarrattong

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 has written nineteen books, including 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, 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.

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