Maybe it’s an identity, maybe it’s a style. People love to throw around the word ‘indie’ as a calling card for cachet, but is there ever a truly ‘independent’ piece of work? We speak to three creators on the churn of cultural production and how the term has become loaded with expectations that can make or break it.
This programme is made possible with the support of the Embassy of France.
Writers / Presenters
CT Lim writes about history and popular culture. He is the Singapore country editor for the International Journal of Comic Art.
Pang Xue Qiang is the founder and editor of Meantime, an independent magazine in Singapore that revisits the country’s history through personal stories.
Yong Shu Hoong has authored seven poetry collections, including Frottage (2005) and The Viewing Party (2013), which both won the Singapore Literature Prize, and the latest, Anatomy of a Wave (2022).