About KLEX

KLEX is an independent, artist-run grassroots international festival of experimental film, video art and music founded in Malaysia in 2010 by a cross-disciplinary group of artists. With an independent spirit and enthusiasm, KLEX aims to serve as a platform to introduce contemporary experimental cinema and music from the region and worldwide to the Malaysian audience, as well as to introduce works from South East Asia to other parts of the world, to cultivate understanding, learning, friendship and exchange among local, regional and international experimental art communities.

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  • Serious Play Improv Lab (SPIL) with

    Otomo Yoshihide and Sachiko M

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    SERIOUS PLAY IMPROV LAB (SPIL), the monthly art lab series focusing on improvisation, music and performance, will hold two labs in June at indie artspace FINDARS, featuring two rare guests, acclaimed Japanese musician-composers Otomo Yoshihide and Sachiko M. Both Otomo and Sachiko M are inspiring and respected musicians in the improvised music scene not only in Japan but also internationally. Through the Asian Sound Research project and SPIL, they will play in Kuala Lumpur and meet with local audience for the first time!

    Also on the bill is regional improvised music trio Game of Patience with Darren Moore (drums), Brian O’ Reilly (bass & electronics) and Yong Yandsen (tenor saxophone).

    Otomo Yoshihide (guitar) will join SPIL 013, together with local musicians Kok Siew Wai (voice) and Yandsen, and the improv trio Game of Patience. Sachiko M (sinewaves) will play with Sudarshan Chandra Kumar (voice & electronics), Siew Wai and Yandsen in SPIL 014.

    Venue: FINDARS, No. 8, 4th floor, Jalan Panggong, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Admission by suggested donation: RM20


    Thursday, 25 June, 8:30pm door opens
    Performers: Otomo Yoshihide, KOK Siew Wai,YONG Yandsen, Game of Patience



    Saturday, 27 June, 8:30pm door opens
    Performers: Sachiko M, Sudarshan Chandra Kumar, KOK Siew Wai, Game of Patience


    Check out past SPIL labs here.

KLEX Festival Channel

You can now browse through selected video teasers and trailers of works in KLEX’s archive!



“Soli” (Adrienne Marcus Raja, Malaysia)

“16 x 9 Capsule” (Wuttin Chansataboot, Thailand)

Producers & Partners

Producers Cooperative Partners
Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film& Video FestivalStudio in Cheras Kuala Lumpur Goethe Institut Findars    LostGen Artspace

Past Collaborators

Filmklasse HBK Braunschweig Signal Culture Bangkok Experimental Film Festival Port Actif  SVP2 - Spread Videoart Project Second Aspect School Of Creative MediaVideoArtCenterTokyo Berlinale Shorts Competition     Lowave Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center Ilmin Museum of Art Faculty of Creative Multimedia, MMUFrench Embassy Petaling Street Art House