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.
Trust your eye: Amani Azlin by Xia Yi Ah, Urbanscapes. The festival to connect with creatives you fan girl via social media. Without a doubt, Amani Azlin is one of them. To be able to attend her photowalk was a memory of 2018 and yet that’s still an understatement. Amani Azlin is a visual artist,…
ilū by Monisha Chippada The word ‘translation’ has many different variations of it’s meaning. At it’s core however, it ‘simply means a second copy of the original.’ The word “translation” by its etymology means to bear / carry across. In this sense, “translation” may refer to displacement / dislocation as well as the relocation of something’…
Translations Of Sound by Tengku Nurin Linguistics is an art form that I particularly enjoy, especially when I abuse its form and structure through my art. It’s almost a grey space where I can ‘play god’ in narrating the audience into believing any versions of the truth, whether it is constructed or the actual truth. The…
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
You know when you’re listening to a song that makes you feel like you’re in the movie of your life? High on emotions, fiddling your hair as you catch yourself sun/stargazing; on the verge of bursting into tears, reminiscing the romance you’ve never had, or craving the notion to be in love.
The inspiration behind the genre of Shuuna’s music comes from the interest of Shuhusna’s taste of indie rock bands and Muja’s Malay poetry such as Syair, resulting in this new genre of indie Nusantara.