JFKL March 2017

ESCAPE from the SEA

In conjunction with the ESCAPE from the SEA exhibition—held at the National Art Gallery (NAG) and Art Printing Works Sdn. Bhd. until 23 April, 2017—the following programmes will be available for participation by members of the public.

The Complete Futures of Malaysia (Chapter 1)
by Ali Alasri, Faiq Syazwan Kuhiri, Mark Teh and Wong Tay Sy
The Complete Futures of Malaysia is conceived as a generative series of research and creative projects aimed at investigating changing perceptions of the future in Malaysia, and beyond. For the inaugural chapter, Ali Alasri, Faiq Syazwan Kuhiri, Mark Teh and Wong Tay Sy will be presenting three public events that focus on specific aspects of the future: ways of framing the future; science fiction scenarios of Kuala Lumpur; a Wawasan 2020-paraphernalia donation drive, and proposals for future Malaysians.

■ Speculative Scenarios: Sci-Fi KLs
Sunday, Mar 12, 3pm
A panel and presentation surveying and mapping trends, tropes, imaginations and locations in Malaysian science fiction literature. Confirmed participants include writer/radio maker/cultural critic Umapagan Ampikaipakan and writer Ridhwan Saidi (LiteraCity).

by Jeffrey Lim
4 Mar, 26 Mar, 23 Apr, 9am–12pm
Over the duration of ESCAPE from the SEA, artist/designer Jeffrey Lim will walk from one venue to another—alternating directions over different occasions—to install, retrace, and de-install his work, Attachment. He will be marking his trail through the city and tracing parts of Klang River using spools of threads, thus making his journey visible to visitors and simultaneously inviting them to make their own journeys.
* Registration is required.

Exhibition Bus Tours
Saturday, 11 Mar (this includes a Q&A session with Roslisham Ismail aka Ise)
Saturday, 25 Mar, 8 Apr, 22 Apr
2.00pm – 4.30pm
Bus tours from NAG to APW are available for visitors every alternate Saturday.

ESCAPE from the SEA is open to the public and admission is free.

For more information, visit www.jfkl.org.my / Facebook: ESCAPEfromtheSEA or contact The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur at 03 2284 6228/press@jfkl.org.my.