The second talk of the Exhibition (de)Tour series will be conducted by Ben Slater, a film critic and lecturer in Screen Writing and Narratives at NTU School of Art, Design and Media. Slater will explore Yang Fudong’s works through notions of ‘screenwriting’, and how artists and film-makers (including Yang) have resisted the conventions of this practice. He will also be looking at how art responds to the seductive power of cinematic story-telling.
Ben Slater is a writer, film critic and lecturer who is based in Singapore since 2002. He wrote the book Kinda Hot: The Making of Saint Jack in Singapore (Singapore: Marshall Cavendish, 2006). His writings on film have been published internationally, and he has curated for cinemas and film festivals in the U.K. and Singapore. He has script edited several acclaimed feature films including Helen, HERE and Mister John and is the co-writer of the sci-fi thriller Camera. Currently he is a Lecturer in Screenwriting and Narrative at the School of Art, Design and Media in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.