Apologies for the lack of updates for these past few weeks. Euro 2008 has been very draining on my spirits and energy, and with everything else that’s happening, it’s been really difficult to sit down and write about the things that matter to me in a coherent and objective way.
Over the weekend, I caught four Michelangelo Antonioni’s films at the Retrospective event organised by the Singapore Museum and the Instituto Italiano di Cultura. It has been a wonderful experience, and I’ll be sharing my thoughts on these films.
June has come and gone, and as we live out our roles of being historical subjects in our own rights, I hope that we can also create our personal history with every little thing that we do. I believe in originality, and never letting people tell you what to do with your life, but unfortunately, it seems really tough trying to fight against the forces of popular culture and globalisation and consumerism that tell you what to believe in and what to like or even eat. This homogeniety is scary, and I hope that as we ponder about what is important to us, we won’t lose that ability to be original.
The burden of originality is one that most people don’t want to accept. They’d rather sit in front of the TV and let that tell them what they’re supposed to like, what they’re supposed to buy, and what they’re supposed to laugh at. – Marilyn Manson
30 June 2008
Michelangelo Antonioni’s Retrospective (19 June – 6 July)