SWF 20: True Artists Do Not Want State Funding
DATE / TIME
4 Nov, Sat
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
VENUEThe Arts House, Play Den
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FESTIVAL PASS EVENT
This session is in English
Khoo Sim Eng
Does state funding inhibit one’s creative freedom? The pros and cons were argued in a panel at SWF 2011. To look at the current state of affairs, we reprise the panel with British author Richard House, Cambodian graphic novelist and visual artist SÉRA and Singapore theatre practitioner Aidli ‘Alin’ Mosbit.
Cyprus - UK
Richard House was born in Cyprus and is based in the UK. His first novel Bruiser (1997) was shortlisted for the Ferro-Grumley Gay Fiction Award in the US. His third novel The Kills, first published digitally with associated short films, animations and audio, was longlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize. Forthcoming projects include the novels Murmur and Monkey Williams, and the podcast Life During Wartime. He is the editor of Fatboy Review.Richard House is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Aidli 'Alin' Mosbit
Aidli ‘Alin’ Mosbit is an actor, writer and director who has worked extensively in Singapore, and has also performed in Scotland, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Romania, Hong Kong and Hungary. She played a leading role in the 2013 film Sayang Disayang by Sanif Olek, Singapore’s 2015 Oscars entry for best foreign-language film. Aidli co-authored an anthology of Malay plays, Bisik, in 2003, and published a solo collection, Chantek, last year. She received the Young Artist Award in 2008.
SÉRA was born in Phnom Penh in 1961, and studied art and the science of art at Sorbonne University. He now teaches and makes art – painting, sculpture, engraving and drawing. He has produced a trilogy of graphic novels about the Cambodian tragedy: Impasse et rouge (1995), L’eau et la terre (2005), and Lendemains de cendres (2007). He runs workshops on writing for comic books at the French Institute in Phnom Penh, as well as workshops focussing on the artistic approach.SÉRA is featured in the following SWF event(s):