So What Is Experimental Cinema, huh?
Producing a DIY festival of experimental cinema is certainly not easy to gain support and understanding in this modern South East Asian metropolitan city of Kuala Lumpur where the KLites are bombarded daily with the latest fashion, trends, high technology and sensational mainstream media and entertainment. The term Experimental Cinema sounds ‘foreign’ to most KLites and Malaysians. They are asking, “What is it? What does it has to do with me? What are you guys doing, really?”
So, this is our little project on the KLEX website: compiling words and phrases from individuals of “what experimental cinema is” to them, from Malaysia and across the world. We all know that a single definition does not do a justice to this vast realm of cinematic art. And the spirit of DIY, experimental arts is to respect the humble individual’s voices. Our objective is not to hypothesize an authoritative statement, but to listen to the different voices from around the world, from different individuals with various backgrounds, sharing the funs and courage they have learnt and experienced with experimental cinema.
Hope you’ll enjoy this little project of KLEX! And we’ll be very delighted if it inspires you somehow, to join the fun!