Ghost Map | Night at the Library '21

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This an online interactive mapping exercise where participants unpack stories from Russell Lee's True Singapore Ghost Stories

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This programme/event is open to members of the National Library Board, Singapore. Please ensure you have your myLibrary username on hand before proceeding with the registration. If you do not have a myLibrary username, you can create one here:

About the Event: 

Why are we so drawn to ghost stories? How do these stories of hauntings shape our understanding of the city?

Russell Lee almost never revealed the whereabouts of his tales. But what if we could we draw a heatmap of the most haunted locations in the country ? We can then understand hauntings as a literal and ideological phenomenon which tells us a little more about ourselves. They reveal to us "What are we afraid of? What keeps returning, and what refuses to go away? "

This online workshop is an interactive mapping exercise where the participants play Sherlock to unpack stories sourced from the True Singapore Ghost Stories Compendium.  

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Woon Tien Wei is an artist and curator who works and lives in Singapore. He studied at Goldsmith’s College, London. He completed his Doctoral of Creative Arts at Curtin University (2012) where he researched about artistic strategies in Singapore’s Renaissance. He was a co-founder of a curatorial collective(2002-2008) and co-founder of the cultural and social collective Post-Museum (since 2007).

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Jennifer Teo is a Singapore-based cultural worker who works primarily as an artist and curator. She has a wide interest in socio-cultural issues, particularly those related to community, food, knowledge, the climate crisis, and spirituality. She is co-founder and director of Post-Museum, and has participated in numerous exhibitions internationally.

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Fié is an interdisciplinary artist who loves connecting people through participatory art, gets really excited by tactile materials that can be sculpted on the body and has fun making thought provoking experimental films that make people feel something from deep within.

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About the Series: 

How do human beings behave in times of uncertainty? What goes on behind the scenes of writing ghost stories? How can we approach mortality and living? Can we joke about death?

Night at the Library 2021 will bring to the fore of these conversations with over 12 programmes, through online talks and panels, illustrated and original ghost stories, a self-directed trail and a podcast.

Bringing writers who explore supernatural in literature and as cultural phenomenon, to professionals who encounter mortality in the fields of funeral planning and end of life care, Night at the Library will confront the uncertainties of reality and horrors that keep us awake at night.

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● This programme is conducted entirely online. You may access Zoom via the app or using a web browser

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● Do ensure you have a strong internet connection. Using your mobile data is not recommended

● The National Library Board, Singapore (NLB) reserves the right in its absolute discretion to disqualify or refuse admission to any registrant without any reason and notice

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