Eye/Feel/Write For You
by Desmond Kon Zhicheng‐Mingdé
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“The yellow fog that rubs its back upon the windowpanes.”
For T. S. Eliot, it must have been an allusion. Memory, or the idea of it. A bit of paint smeared. Smoke from a factory. A cat looking in on a conversation about art. Maybe it’s artifice after all, the same talent and intelligence Picasso spoke of – of painters who can transform “a yellow blot into the sun”.
These pages lay out their own yellow, a canvas on which anything can happen, anything can be rendered, anything said. If everything is indeed a text, what text will inhabit these pages? What images, what stories?
This journal houses one of ten broadsides published for Eye|Feel|Write. These are limited edition collectibles. Commissioned by the National Arts Council, this first instalment has invited ten eminent writers – Robin Hemley, Joshua Ip, Isa Kamari, Alvin Pang, Tan Chee Lay, Jollin Tan, Edwin Thumboo, Ramanathan Vairavan, Yeow Kai Chai and Ovidia Yu – to create ekphrastic responses to artworks in theMedium at Large exhibit at the Singapore Art Museum. Managed by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé, Eye|Feel|Write opens up the invitation to you, the reader. To engage with the world around you, the beauty that exists within. This is a rarefied and celebrated space, one where art meets literature.
Eye|Feel|Write is a special commission of the Singapore Writers Festival 2014.
About the Author
Desmond Kon Zhicheng‐Mingdé is the author of an epistolary novel, a hybrid work, and four poetry collections. He has edited more than fifteen books and co‐produced three audio books, several pro bono for non‐profit organizations. A former journalist, he is the first‐ever winner in both Poetry and Visionary Fiction categories at the Beverly Hills International Book Awards, as well as to have two collections tie for Poetry at the National Indie Excellence Book Awards, among other accolades. An interdisciplinary artist, Desmond helms Squircle Line Press as its founding editor.
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Dimension: 216mm X 139mm