Art and Culture

KAMI (1982) BY ALIF AZIZAN

Reading Time: 5 minutes Kami (which means “Us” if you are a non Malay speaker) was directed by Patrick Yeoh, who was a film critic and a respected figure in the history of Malaysian cinematography. This film serves as Sudirman’s debut and last film due to its (well, not so encouraging) performance on the big screen. The film revolves around the lives of two adolescents, Tookoo (played by Sudirman) and Din (acted by child actor Zul Zamanhuri) trying to survive the big city of Kuala Lumpur.

WOMEN’S MARCH IN MALAYSIA AND FEMINISM by LI YI

Reading Time: 4 minutes Due to these different forms, feminism is no longer an ideology for the heterosexual or homosexual women, it now embraces people of different spectrums including heterosexual men as long as they truly understand the ideology.

SWIMMING POOLS

Reading Time: < 1 minute The way you turn & look at me, makes ripples in my heart, the same way there are ripples in the swimming pool when we dip our feet into them.

LAMER: BARCELONA’S UP AND COMING EROTICIST BY ARIEF ARMAN

Reading Time: 5 minutes
Sex is not merely an act, but a force. A force that has driven, and continues to drive people towards both ecstasy and despair, both deeply personal and yet universally understood. For Lamer, this ‘brutal way to interact with one another’ is not implying a violent form of communication, rather it is the point to which two (or more) individuals find themselves in complete surrender to one another, connecting in mind and spirit by means of engaging with the corporeal body.

MASIH SEGAN: NADHIR NOR BY ELNA ISMAIL

Reading Time: 4 minutes The creatures with leaves, tendrils and petals all in their own world. This multidisciplinary artist has always been fascinated with mythology and ancient cultures. He often uses this theme of the subject as an exploration of his illustrations. When in conversation with Nadhir Nor by Elna Ismail, he believes that there is always a story worth to be told and how it is relatable to modern society.

AN EXPLORATION OF DIASPORIC IDENTITY by KARISHMA PRANJIVAN

Reading Time: 7 minutes When asked the question “where are you from?”, I had always wished there was a simple answer I could respond with. Especially because it’s usually followed up with “But where are you really from?”. This question is all too familiar for most people of color, and there’s rarely an easy answer.

SOFIA HARON

Reading Time: 5 minutes Sofia Haron is a Penang born Malaysian visual artist. Her work revolves around the femininity of a woman’s body. Her interest in figurative drawings in her earlier works made her realize the beauty of a women’s body. An interview by Dhan Illiani, Photographed by Amani Azlin

Trusting your thought process by Nor Aisyah

Reading Time: 2 minutes Form a few strokes of line, to constant erasing and chasing the perfect drawing, Nor Aisyah believes that the process it what shows the true image. “Though it’s not evident and clear what my sketches are trying to portray, I feel like that is what makes my sketches very special to me and a mystery to many”