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.
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 subject as an exploration of his illustrations. He believes that there is always a story worth to be told and how it is relatable to modern society.
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 colour, and there’s rarely an easy answer. Although it can be tedious trying to divulge one’s family history into a single sentence, these questions are generally innocuous and are spawned out of curiosity –– why wouldn’t someone want to know your story?
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. Raised in KL, Sofia Haron is a Fine Art graduate from UITM. For Sofia, she finds women interesting in the way they are. She finds art as a platform for her to express herself and capture feelings and emotion into her work.
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.
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.
It was such a classic Malaysian thing to do by commenting on someone else’s physical appearance. I feel like people back home, especially the older generation, tend to be quite judgmental when it comes to physical appearance be it weight, skin colour, your choice in clothing, piercings, tattoos, etc. You get the idea. People wouldn’t even ask how I was doing or cared about my wellbeing.
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.
Women should be given the autonomy to do what they
want with their bodies, and that includes whether they want to wear the hijab or not wear it. But
the manner in which these topics are approached, that’s what I’m worried about. Discussions
about the hijab are difficult, you either end up offending those who still wear it and those who