Art and Culture

ART IN TIMES OF CRISIS

Reading Time: 5 minutes Albeit heavily criticised for questionable methodology and an unrepresentative sample size of 1000, Singapore’s The Straits Times published an ​infographic​ back in June that revealed what the general public perceives as essential or non-essential roles. Photo by Edvard Munch (Norsk, 1863–1944)

TO INSPIRE AND TO CREATE WITH ASHRAF ISHAK

Reading Time: 3 minutes Seorang egoist berdarah Bugis. Suka bertemankan senja malam dan kata-kata yang indah. Seorang anak, suami, pengkritik, pemuzik, pencinta, pelajar, pemikir, penanya, pembisu. Semua itu aku, Ashraf Ishak.

SATU PEGGY DI GOUALA LUMPUR

Reading Time: 4 minutes I’ll take you back to November 30, 2019. It was a sweaty party that I arrived too early for. One claypot chicken rice, two Family Mart trips and three dead phones later, the whole of REX KL was housing the likes of party go-ers and anti-socialites crooning lullabies to themselves in corners. Peggy Gou by Yasmine Lazuli

THE GIRLS WITH POTENTIAL: Isabella Walton

Reading Time: 5 minutes We summarise what ADHD is and the impact it has on our lives. This is illustrated through a collection of our home footage. Throughout our childhood, we have constantly heard, that we are ‘almost there’ but have yet to reach our “potential.” This film will expose how toxic this type of feedback is for hardworking messy women like myself in the long run. This is supported by the words of Psychiatrist/ ADHD Specialist Morris Zwi who explains that women with ADHD do exist, and we need to support them.

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.