Jeremy Fernando at the NUS Arts Festival 2017

May 12, 2017

On 22 March 2017, as part of the Centre for the Art's NUS Arts Festival 2017, Jeremy Fernando performed a talk, 'On Interventions — or, space is only noise if you can see, which attempted to meditate on the notion of interventions, on the relationship between the one who intervenes and the site, peoples, spaces, sounds, of the intervention.

The performance, which was held at the NUS Museum, was moderated by Yanyun Chen from Yale-NUS College; and is dedicated to all the students who have taken the ‘Singapore as “Model” City?’ senior seminar over the years: without their intelligence, creativity, and warmth — alongside their wonderful intervention projects — none of this would have been possible.

The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.