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.
John Hafiz: 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. I started to see myself in it—as if filmmaking could be my very own ‘playground’.
Eudora Maya is a 22 year old photographer who creates her work based on nostalgia. Eudora think it’s quite liberating to be a part of a creative scene in Malaysia. Malaysia is a special place for her because of that.
Porn was a topic touched on during one of these interviews. It is not just porn but the media as a whole that bombards us with one sided representations of the female body. The vulva for example is portrayed as hairless and tucked in when in reality vulvas come in all shapes, colours and sizes. I rarely come across long labials in porn. This is very harmful for women as well as men who only have the media as a source of reference for how female bodies should look like.
An installation and poetry by Dhan Illiani. Arus Binti is about a girl finding faith in herself and her voice through life's trials and tribulations. Arus Binti is an ode to women who are resilient to what life throws at them. They are the softness that doesn't break.
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.
Our latest segment by writer Natasha Pea where she answers any of your odd or common questions.
"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."
Somehow, as a modern society, we have come to collectively accept that raw feelings and emotions are a sign of weakness. I don’t know which cold hearted being hurt the half of us all at once, to have the hurt tell the other half of humanity that we should always be on our feet and tip toe around our new dates. This is so apparent even though we as a generation are so obsessed with finding “The One”.
Kelunding (which means Keluhan Dinding or Writings On The Wall) is a visual documentation of street prose taken in and around the Klang Valley. These works reflect a peek into the zeitgeist of a nation in transition.
We summarise what the condition is and the impact it has on our lives. This is illustrated through a collection of our home footage. Throughout our childhoods 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.
Whether you grew up watching Disney classics or you’re a fan of musicals, Aladdin the musical is a treat for your senses. From the lavish sets to the stunning costumes, they have spared no expense in making the world of Aladdin come to life. The best part? The Disney magic of course.