Super Everything

Date: 21st - 24th September 2011
Time: 8pm - 10pm
Location: Black Box, MAP@Publika, Solaris Dutamas
Fees: By Donation of RM15 at the door


Super Everything is a new collaborative performing arts project supported by the British Council that explores the relationship between identity, ritual and place.

These universal themes will be woven together using observational documentary footage, motion graphics, creative programming and original music production to create a poetic audio visual tapestry that together will form a rich, kaleidoscopic view of the cultural landscape of Malaysia.

Juxtaposing tradition and modernity this is a project that seeks to discover who we are and how these complex identities are connected to our environment through a multitude of different rituals. It is a journey through Malaysia’s past to understand its present and to reveal a shared social history that looks to its future.

Filmed on location across Peninsular Malaysia, Super Everything brings together a cutting-edge collection of Malaysia’s musical and visual artists under the auspices of the British Council Malaysia in collaboration with Britain’s leading audio-visual artists The Light Surgeons.

Through a process of cultural and artistic cross-collaboration, Super Everything will evolve into an exploded documentary performance, a type of live cinema pioneered by The Light Surgeons over the past 10 years.

The resulting performance will aim to elevate its audience to contemplate our shared human story; to reveal our collective commonality and to ask a timeless question about who we are as individuals and as a society.

This website serves as a chronicle of this process but also a commentary in its own right, a space to highlight some of the issues and topics that this project will be exploring.

The premiere performance of Super Everything will take place in Kuala Lumpur on Sept 24th to close the Kuala Lumpur Design Festival.

http://www.supereverything.my/




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Super Everything

Super Everything is a new collaborative performing arts project supported by the British Council that explores the relationship between identity, ritual and place.

These universal themes will be woven together using observational documentary footage, motion graphics, creative programming and original music production to create a poetic audio visual tapestry that together will form a rich, kaleidoscopic view of the cultural landscape of Malaysia.

Juxtaposing tradition and modernity this is a project that seeks to discover who we are and how these complex identities are connected to our environment through a multitude of different rituals. It is a journey through Malaysia’s past to understand its present and to reveal a shared social history that looks to its future.

Filmed on location across Peninsular Malaysia, Super Everything brings together a cutting-edge collection of Malaysia’s musical and visual artists under the auspices of the British Council Malaysia in collaboration with Britain’s leading audio-visual artists The Light Surgeons.

Through a process of cultural and artistic cross-collaboration, Super Everything will evolve into an exploded documentary performance, a type of live cinema pioneered by The Light Surgeons over the past 10 years.

The resulting performance will aim to elevate its audience to contemplate our shared human story; to reveal our collective commonality and to ask a timeless question about who we are as individuals and as a society.

This website serves as a chronicle of this process but also a commentary in its own right, a space to highlight some of the issues and topics that this project will be exploring.

The premiere performance of Super Everything will take place in Kuala Lumpur on Sept 24th to close the Kuala Lumpur Design Festival.

http://www.supereverything.my/




Pecha Kucha Night Kuala Lumpur

Pecha Kucha Night was devised in Tokyo by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham (of Klein Dytham Architecture) in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network and show their work in public.

It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creative’s worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of conversation (“chit chat”), it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It’s a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.

Pecha Kucha Nights have mushroomed in over 230 cities all over the world, from its humble origins in a Tokyo bar, and in Kuala Lumpur it is hosted by the British Council.

http://www.pecha-kucha.org/




Forged Notions

A series of 20 drawings exhibiting the principle of unity disconnected in time by changes in form.

Each piece is a brainstorming session in the subjects of metaphysics, values, ethics and ultimately the aesthetics including the observer.

Matter existence and consciousness merged by the fabric of space time existing together by virtue of one constant, Change.

There is no inanimate matter no unchanging state and the deeper one dare to look, the deeper one stairs into what is changing. This series of drawings reflect that state of mind and the attempt at a unified experience of the changing self.

http://www.pencilbrush.com/



'HydraSkins' Where Art Meets Technology: Showcasing Artworks on Gadgets

Artpieces don’t just belong to walls. They can be carried everywhere on your gadgets. Featuring some of the best contemporary artists from our country, witness how art can transform everyday gadgets into unique mobile canvases that can be personalized and also commercialized. You will be amazed by the variety of gadgets on display from old CRT TVs to Fax Machines to iPads, this showcase gallery must not be missed. Artists include Kenji, Vay, UrbanCreature, Leong Wan Kok, Zamzami, Dura, Supernature, ilovedoodle and Michael Chuah. First of its kind in Malaysia, this is truly Where Art Meets Technology.

http://www.hydraskins.com/




Happy four seasons

The spirits of nature, through the Gods, exude feelings of adventure, exploration, challenge and somehow, mystery and peace. And these spirits were celebrated and worshipped with ancient oracles of Hawaiian kahunas perched on volcanic cliffs, carved wooden large tikis peering through the forest, mystic caves along the coast lines and even great Tiki God temples, all located amongst the Hawaiian villages and its many islands.

Our products are created based on the concept of the Hawaiian beach. And by injecting the idea of the great Tiki Gods into each product that we are making, we create a hiatus to our daily lives. A haven by itself, a paradise for all to have.

http://www.tikii.my/




Individium

Individium is the juxtaposition of two words: ”Individual” (a person) and the suffix “ium” (a common denominator for chemical element names such as Helium, Sodium, Calcium, Plutonium). Inspired by the periodic table of the chemical elements (where each element is distinct with its own characteristics), Individium celebrates a universe of 6 billion individuals who are unique, different and wonderfully fashioned.

http://www.individium.com/




NewWebPick

NewWebPick founded in 2001, is one of the most reputable community platforms for the creative industry; its e-magazine covers more than 4 million readers among 155 countries. As one of the professional community for the designers, it is our mission to seek, to show and to recommend all most excellent creative designers globally.

http://www.newwebpick.com and http://www.facebook.com/NewwebpickPrivileges




HATTERS

HATTERS is an illustration storybook (coming soon) centered on a group of three different kind of fictional creatures which is Human Kind, Monster Kind and Animal Kind with magic hat called Hatters who living in land of the peace, created by Malaysian multi-disciplanary designer & illustrator Stephen Lau on Jun 2009. Is also a self-imagine land of peace by the artist itself, and it is a human reflection.




Makanlah Buah-Buahan Tempatan

Durian. Langsat. Duku. Nangka. Jambu. And more. It doesn’t matter what size, shape or colour the fruit is. As long as the fruit grows in our soil, we’ll be celebrating it in Makanlah Buah-buahan Tempatan. A collaborative effort to promote local fruits as well as to rally the nation to appreciate (and consume) locally crafted art. After all, art is also one of the fruits of our homeland.

Participants: Alvin Chan, Chris Wong, Driv Loo, Ellie See, Evey Kwong, Herbie & Koey, Howl Lee, Jonathan Yuen, KamWei Fong (Bo&Friends), Kawakong, Law Chin Thye, Lock Sin, Mr.Pear (Yeoh), Ng Siow Foon, Radio Woon, Sam Hepburn, Shieko Reto, Stephen Lau, Studio MMCMM, Supamarket, Tan Sueh Li, Tattfoo Tan, Teh Lian Siah, Wen Sheng, and more…

http://www.buah-buahan.my/




LIVING PASSION by LittleSyam & R.A.W

LIVING PASSION is a showcase of work by 2 graphic designers reigning under the brand names LittleSyam & R.A.W. As designers we yearn to create or tweak to produce ‘the new’. Our creations are the outcome of our love and passion for the world of craft and handmade, away from the computer. From silkscreen art, quirky handmade dolls, hand bound books to eccentric upholstered footstools, there is a story to tell behind every piece. Each enhancing and complementing that little ‘corner’ of our lives.

http://littlesyam.my




Gigi Gee

Gigi Gee is all about beads. She has been developing her bead-craft for over 10 years now. Each bead is a study in colour, shape, intricacy and texture. Once the beads have been handcrafted - they are then turned into interesting accessories. In 2011, she has expanded her range to include accessories designed and combined with silver and brass finishes – taking her work to a new level.




Oh&Ah Creative Showcase

A creative showcase by Oh&Ah which shares their collection of contemporary Malaysia design & handmade, and the stories behind the work & design produced. Get inspired by this local design group and appreciate the beauty made by hands.

Oh&Ah: ”We are five playful Malaysians with different backgrounds who join forces to produce design items with an objective in utilizing our creativity to bring joy into our daily lives. Started out at the end of 2007, Oh&Ah is the place where we sell items we make + design + collect. We produce delightful, eccentric everyday objects ranging from small to big scale, with a wide variety of products from fashionable accessories, tees, paper goods, stationery, toys to home décor. Our creations are inspired by Zakka, the art of seeing the savvy in the ordinary and mundane-ness; with a touch of playfulness! We are currently running an online store, along with a studio/shop which located in Kota Damansara, PJ, Malaysia.”

http://www.oh-and-ah.com/




Behance Malaysia

“Where the world's top talent meets the greatest opportunities”

Great talents discovered through Behance network, one of the world's leading platform for creative professionals across all industries. Behance Malaysia aims to mobilize the creative community in Kuala Lumpur and throughout Malaysia and make it as vibrant as possible. We help to push talent development by encouraging everyone to get involved in exhibitions, monthly meetups, creative collaborations, group discussions, access to workshops and conferences, portfolio reviews and personal advices from experienced people of the creative industry.

Our participating Behance members for this first Behance Malaysia exhibition are Zam Nayan, Kamarul Izam, Tiong Chu Poh, Joey Faizal, SuSan, Abs Lee, Thineswari Govind, Haslina Ghazali, Mimi Mashud, Shaqyl Shamsudheen, Prakash Daniel, Carlyn, Nagasari, Shin Loong, Hwei Lin, Beatrice @ KidChan, Rosh, Mohammad Yazid, and Behance Malaysia ambassador, Muid Latif.

Visit our official Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/behancemalaysia




Material Poetry x Project: A DAY IN

Material Poetry stands for the raw expression of authentic Malaysian aesthetics. Using the film camera as the medium, the old town streets of Ipoh as the inspiration and the humble t-shirt as the canvass, we hope to showcase the heritage and the inherent beauty evident in the unique scenes of Old Town.

Our exhibit involves a Lomographic wall, lomographic cameras and also a series of installations based on our collections.

At the same time, we’ll be promoting Project: A DAY IN, which is a community project which aims to showcase the hometowns of Malaysia on film. Each participant gets a camera which they then short with and send off to the next person.

A free programme, all it requires is passionate Malaysians with a unique perspective of their hometown.




Urban-Cr3atures

Urban-Cr3atures has started off in the end of 2005 as a design collaborative producing creative visual arts for commercial with designers and artists from all over the world especially from France, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, USA, Brazil, Mexico and Canada. These collaboration has fused the development of our own methods into producing creative visual arts and design which eventually formed a series of experimentation. These experimental perspective has helped us see through the process that beautifully translate the evolution of our unique approaches in the production media as well as our creative visual arts and design.

After involving in such volume of works and experimentation, we realised that a process in getting a works done is the most wonderful thing happened to us in Urban-Cr3atures. These processes has shows us the true meaning of arts and its greatest creation, it also bring us the bittersweet of each visual artworks created. Looking at this, we hope that in KL Design Week 2011, we are able to exhibit and share our thoughts to the people by bringing our process works as well as our collaborative works to the public.

http://www.urban-cr3atures.com/




S.U.S Design Center

Located in the heart of Johor Bahru (Landmark IT Mall,31 floor), S.U.S Design Center, granted in 2004, specifies that the purpose of the school is "to shift your senses" of learning, knowledge and professional competence particularly in the field of design, research and collaboration with industry and commerce".

S.U.S structures its programs to meet the industry area related for its students, as many designers work independently and the demand for experienced designers in this field are increasing.

S.U.S has a distinctive role in preparing its graduated students for careers in multimedia design and the creative sector ®Cindeed the school is widely viewed as a crucible of the creative industries. Courses are taught by professional renowned artists, practitioners and lecturers.

http://www.suscenter.com/




CUTOUT Magazine: Graphic Design, Pop Culture & Everything in Between.

CUTOUT is like a cup of your favourite drink - coffee, tea or juice. It is indeed not for everyone but the ones that pick up a copy are people with astounding creative talents or aspiring designers on the lookout for something relevant to the field they pursue - which is graphic design. CUTOUT is a quarterly magazine on graphic design, which also tunes in to other areas of interests including pop culture, design trends and on a more serious note, the business of design. CUTOUT is written with the designer in mind with the belief that the nourishment they get from reading the articles, interviews, features and so forth will be insightful and helpful to them in more ways than one.

http://www.cutoutmag.com/




ARTSHIRT - "When TShirt Become The Walking Canvas"

Based in Kuala Lumpur, REPORTFOLIO.REPUBLIC.STUDIO had been setup back on 2009, by Daniel Idros - an industrial designer that has a passion in art and eco-environmental stuff. this in-house studio that been build is a industrial+fashion+art oriented. most of the artwork that been created are based on the research and the current issues. the studio is a multi-discipilinary creative house working with different type of artworks. Using tshirt as their canvas, the studio experementing the tshirt as the medium of their works and try put and injected the sense of art onto it. believe that art can be mobilize and share with the people around us, the studio had come out with few artworks series begin with, Self-promo back on 2010 (rantai art event, balai seni lukis negara) and Harimau Malaya (art market, uitm) on January 2011. Every artshirt that been sketch is a handdrawn artwork.




imsenirupa

iThe name 'im' is a combination of both our names.

It is also a representation of our focus on the 'self' or identity.

i m, thus far, a measure of my journey.

The complexity of the self is an area that most of our works are developed from, we make use of the method and symbolism to achieve what we recognize as a sense or a representation of the emotion.

In our own parts we question the identity from our unique aspects, and this becomes a motivation to explore the quantum of our locations and how these locations can be connected to make a full collaboration of our sensibilities.

The first measure of our collaboration is towards achieving an interface, where contexts and contents are churned into a seamless fabric.

The work.




The Bend Unlimited

This project is about fragmentation and breaking away from homogeneous forms especially seen in the mass manufacturing of furniture.

The idea is that a fragmentation of a single object would result in unique broken parts, but are still committed to the formation of its initial object.

The aim is to get a different coffee table design with no repeats.

With the resulting forty unique table leg possibilities with three legs per table, this can be worked out to 64000 unique coffee tables.

Permutations are generated using computational methods and mass manufactured using CAD/CAM technologies such as a CNC pipe bending machine.

There is a spatio-temporal quality that results from the non-uniform configurations of the tables. This is experienced when moving past a series of these tables when arranged in a sequence, as the tables change forms yet is still coherent with distance travelled.





The ULTRA 10

The ULTRA 10 is an award winning collection of ten pieces, designed to be the core of a woman’s entire wardrobe for a year. It has received acclaim from the UK’s Ethical Fashion Forum and been featured in leading fashion and design publications, including the upcoming book by Wallpaper* Chief Editor Henrietta Thompson, ‘Remake It: Clothes’.

“All you need is the ULTRA 10.” – JC Report

Transmorgify SS12 is a collection of two-toned and mixed-material pieces that use naturally dyed, recycled, biodegradable and innovative fabrics in high fashion tailoring.

About ULTRA
Designed and made in Malaysia, ULTRA has stockists in Europe, Asia and the Pacific. We have been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Grazia, the JC Report, Treehugger, Ecouterre and Springwise. We have shown at the London, Paris and various Asian Fashion Weeks. And have been singled out as an innovator of the field by ethical fashion leaders The Ethical Fashion Show, Esthetica, EcoChic HK and the Ethical Fashion Forum – through showcases and awards such as the EFF INNOVATION Award of 2011 in Design and Sourcing.






Satellite Venue



Fire & Earth Contemporary Ceramics 2011

Date:19th September - 4th October 2011
Time: 11am - 7pm (Tuesday - Saturday)
Public holidays and other times by appointment.
Venue: Shalini Ganendra Fine Art Gallery @ Gallery Residence
No 8, Lorong 16/7B, Section 16, 46350 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia. Tel: +603 7960 4740

http://www.shaliniganendra.com/







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