Conversations

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.”

CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS: LUNADIRA

Reading Time: 5 minutes You may know her as Lunadira, cover artist turned indie it-girl who makes sad girls feel #seen. However, when I think about Nadira a few things come to mind. She reminds me of sunsets and earthy colours, of 2017, of beautifully structured sentences and sincere heart-to-hearts. Here’s the conversation.

CONVERSATION WITH FRIENDS: AIMAN AND PAALAN

Reading Time: 7 minutes “I tried to capture the pair of oddballs in all their obnoxious queer glory looking out-of-place in contrast to that distinct quaint quality you find in old terraced houses of PJ neighbourhoods -by doing this I also got the chance to immortalise my own relationship to that house which acted as my safe space for the past year; MAJOR BONUS.” Natasha Pea on Aiman and Paalan

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Reading Time: 7 minutes “Before I was an editor, I used to write. A lot. Then I fell in love with films. The reason I went into editing was because I thought that understanding how to edit a film would give me the extra mileage in telling a great story. I feel that it does. And, from this experience in editing, I fell in love with films even more.”