Friday, 16th November, 9:30 – 11.30 PM
Chong Keat Aun, Goh Lee Kwang, Debora Bernagozzi (video),
Yii Kah Hoe & Yong Yandsen
The Potato People
RAINF & Wong Eng Leong
Game of Patience
Saturday, 17th November, 6:30 – 7:15pm
Black Zenith Angelo V. Suarez & Donna Miranda
Fairuz Sulaiman’s multi-tasking inter-disciplinary practice covers extensive ground. Blending digital and analogue techniques to create a distinct style, Fairuz has made music videos for local indie-bands, live video projections (VJ), animation for short films, designed visuals for stage using stop-motion, puppetry, hand-made masks, 3D animation and live video mixing. His VJ-oriented work includes moving visuals (often video) on large displays or screens to complement performance art, theatre productions and live music events. Exploring everyday objects is central to his creations.
“Potato People”: Jack, Mouse & Okui Lala
Jack is a sound designer and programmer experimenting with electronic circuit will be performing an experimental noise and sound piece along with real time visual and performance by Mouse, a drama and visual graduate from New Era College and Okui Lala, a final year media art student from Multimedia University, Cyberjaya. One the other hand, the “Potatoes”, which are one of the important food source to human will act as the primary source of voltage in this experimental piece. The performance will be an adventurous attempt in search of meanings in between each other’s present and the human homogenization instigated by our society.
Wong Eng Leong
Wong Eng Leong is an visual artist based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He received his Diploma in Fine Art majoring in painting from Malaysia Institute of Art in 2003. His works take on multiple forms such as painting, drawing, installation, video and performance. As a contemporary multi disciplinary artist, his work often deal with political and social issues. His work has been showcased at festival, galleries and privates spaces since 2000. He received Eng Tay Awards in 2001 and 2002. In 2002 – 2005, He was selected for a two and a half year grant ‘Talent for the World’. He was then awarded the Krishen Jit Astro Fund for an audio visual performance project ‘The Rain Project’ in 2008 – 2009. Wong is also one of the founders of Findars Artists Collective and one of the founders of Findars space. Findars space is an alternative multifunctional space in Kuala Lumpur, organized art exhibition, performance art event, indie & experimental music concert, audio visual performance and international film screening since 2008.
RAINF is a KL based electronic audio artist who performs live as a singular entity. His pieces can be described as richly textural, from fractal process music to neo-romantic electronica, that are harmonically complex yet awash in consonance. Rain-f experiments an array of hardware equipment s such as Yamha Rs-7000, Korg KPIII, Technics SLDZ1200 digital turntable, A&H Xone 02 and Korg EMX – 1. He is also a member of one of Malaysia ‘s most promising Cantonese dark-core band, Dropout (formerly known as Mumster) as turntablist and sampler.
Debora Bernagozzi is a video artist and photographer. Bernagozzi received her BFA in Video from the Atlanta College of Art in 1999 and her MFA in Electronic Integrated Art from Alfred University in 2002. Her work has been exhibited in the US and internationally. She participated in repeated residencies at the Experimental Television Center and was awarded a Regional Artist Access Residency from Squeaky Wheel Media Arts Center. She is currently an adjunct Professor of Photography at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and at Syracuse University. Bernagozzi and her husband were honored to be artists in residence in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in January 2012, co-sponsored by KLEX and Multimedia University. The Bernagozzis recently founded Signal Culture, a residency space and curatorial program near Ithaca, New York for artists, researchers, and innovators working in experimental media art.
Goh Lee Kwang
Goh Lee Kwang is internationally recognized sound & new media artist from Malaysia. He has created sound installations, sonic-visual interactive installations, single channel video, multi-channels video, electro-acoustic improvised music performance, tape music, composition for radio broadcast and soundtrack for theater / dance / independent movie. Goh’s works focus on the various possibility of both realistic & abstract, crossing the boundaries of digital & analog, electronic & acoustic, go beyond language, allowing audiences to experience the work directly, and in their own personal way. Most of his installation also operating interactively with the audience/ viewer.
Yii Kah Hoe
Yii Kah Hoe is the winner of Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Forum for Malaysian Composers 2 (2007) and a recipient of the 3rd Prize in the International Composition for Chinese Orchestra organized by Singapore Chinese Orchestra (2006). Finalist of International Composers Competition “Città di Udine” (Italy, 2010). He is also the festival director of the Kuala Lumpur Contemporary Music Festival (Malaysia, 2009) and a senior lecturer at SEGi College Subang Jaya.
Yandsen Yong plays the saxophones, clarinet and flute. He is the woodwind player of Klangmutationen, where it has released albums through Utech Records (USA) and Dream Sheep (Italy). Yandsen has collaborated with artists and musicians such as Goh Lee Kwang, Ng Chor-Guan, Darren Moore, Brian O’ Reily, Thierry Monnier, Uchihashi Kazuhisa, Damo Suzuki and more. He has played at the Kuala Lumpur Contemporary Music Festival, Mosaic Festival Singapore, Choppa Eclectic Improvised Music Festival, Turn Around Free Jazz & Improvisation Festival amongst others. Yandsen is the co-founder of Studio in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur (SiCKL).
Game of Patience
Game of Patience creates improvised music combining elements of free jazz, electronic music and free improv. The group features Yong Yandsen (Malaysia) on saxophone, Brian O’Reilly (US/Singapore) on contrabass with electronics and Darren Moore (Australia/Singapore) on drum and percussion.
Black Zenith is Brian O’Reilly Darren Moore. The duo performs using analog modular synthesizers & moving images. They produce dense sonic textures that generate live visuals through the transformation of audio signals into images. Black Zenith draws as much influence from noise music & the electroacoustic music tradition as they do from the foundations of abstract video art. Black Zenith is focused on researching the intersecting points between electroacoustic music, improvisation and experimental video art. Integral to their research is the exploration of the interface of these elements within live performance. Black Zenith investigates the symbiotic relationship between sound and image considering each element as of equal importance in the artist output.
“Distributing a video of ourselves making the video”
Artists: Angelo V. Suarez & Donna Miranda Description: The artists will be distributing free DVD copies of their video work in which they document themselves making it. Angelo V. Suarez is a poet-critic from Manila. Donna Miranda is a choreographer-critic living and working in the Philippines. She makes a living teaching art in secondary school as along with doing writing assignments for development and culture organizations.