Conversations

What is Kuala Lumpur? Documenting The Forgotten.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Like a game of I spy, the team members of What is Kuala Lumpur point us to the forgotten aspects of Malaysia’s capital city, urging us to look beyond glitter and glam to acknowledge the people and spaces that truly make up Kuala Lumpur’s vast majority. In this interview feature, they speak to Mula about their inspirations, the art of documentary photography, and their vision for a more inclusive Malaysia.

YOU ARE NOT YOUR HANDS: A CONVERSATION WITH FLUX28

Reading Time: 7 minutes Exploring the ideation behind how your hands can be your enemy, the duo has created a narrated styled short film, resonating in the same tune of a BBC Planet documentary narrated by Sir David Attenborough. You Are Not Your Hands is a simple and unnerving descent into a horrifying reality of things.

REPURPOSING OLD SPACES INTO NEW ONES: SHUANG XI

Reading Time: 5 minutes Situated in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s Pasar Seni, Shuang Xi is a collective and creative space. In this interview, Mula speaks to the founder, Jin about the collective, nostalgia, and the act of housing modern initiatives in historical sites.

TRANSCULTURAL LULLABIES: ROHINGYA AND MALAY FOLKSONGS

Reading Time: 6 minutes Transcultural Lullabies is an audio-visual project by Rohingya poet Mayyu Ali and Malaysian artist Sharon Chin, pairing Rohingya and Malay folksongs unified with a patterned artwork in an effort to bridge the two cultures.

Anak Dara: Azzah Sultan

Reading Time: 2 minutes Azzah Sultan is a Malaysian-born artist based in New York. “Anak Dara” is a special exhibition showcasing Sultan’s heritage and culture as a Malaysian Muslim woman.”