Monday, July 27, 2015

The Coffin is Too Big for the Hole 棺材太大洞太小


Any standard does violence to the individual insofar as it ignores the complexity of being human. Seeking solace in the suppression of heterogeneity, in the containment of diversity, the authority congratulates itself for its mastery on trivial things.

Standardisation, if anything, is imposed to satisfy the libido of power and control. In Malaysia, how often is someone penalised for not conforming to an expectation, for being different, and simply for being herself or himself? They said our idea is too seditious for the country, our narrative is too dissimilar to the official history, our multiplicity is too burdensome for the statecraft, and our questionings, too big.

Based on Kuo Pao Kun's The Coffin is Too Big for the Hole written in 1984, Nyoba Kan revisits its absurdism in a Malaysian context. What happen when the coffin of your late grandfather cannot fit into the hole especially dug for it? One body. One coffin. One hole. One Malaysia? Perhaps, it is time to subvert Kuo's polemics: Is not the hole too small for the coffin? Is not our standards too oppressive? And our laws and regulations, too restrictive? Rhetorical questions nonetheless, they point to a conundrum between a country and its people.

1. Free Performance

14(Sat) & 15.8(Sun) 3pm
The Boulevard, Publika

2. 21(Fri) & 22.8 (Sat) 8pm

Black Box, MAP
RM48(student,senior and disabled)

Enquiry :
Kiea Kuan Nam 012-6560812
Lee Swee Keong 012-300 8255

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Half Man, Half Ghost 《半人半鬼》 图像纪实

14.08 Fri — 01.09 Tue
11-00am – 8.00pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Aku Cafe & Gallery
1st Floor
8 Jalan Panggong, KL
03-28 57 68 87
012-300 8255
Lee Swee Keong
This is a dialogue : the ambiguous dialogue between Green Snake and the Monk; the Butterfly Lovers’ farewell; Empress Dowager Cixi’s power dialogue with the Forbidden City; the pillow talk between Tajomaru and the Samurai’s wife; the dialogue between Butoh and its audience. This is also a multilevel discourse among photographers, graphic designers, calligraphers and Nyoba Kan’s members throughout all these years — culminating in the compelling posters shown. A fund raising exhibition for Nyoba Kan to continue its creative journey.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

2015 Nyoba Kan International Butoh Fests寿板舞踏祭

8th Nyoba Kan International Butoh Fest 2015
14 - 23 August 2015

Exhibition . Workshops . Site Performance . Highlight Performance

Collaboration with local & oversea artists.

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