14 April 2011

Forum 3.0: Art, protest and the public sphere

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"Art, protest and the public sphere"

bersama

Sharaad Kuttan
Fared Ayam
Sharon Chin


tarikh: 22 April 2011, Jumaat
Tempat: Kompleks 3C Subang Jaya (bersebelahan Sunway Pyramid), Jalan PJS 11/2, Bandar Sunway, Selangor
Masa: 8.30 malam
Format: BM dan BI

Forum ini adalah lanjutan dari syarahan umum di Universiti Nottingham 9 April lepas

Over the last decade, amidst political turmoil and an interminably long process of transition from authoritarian to democratic governance, the nation has had to debate, on a few occasions, issues of artistic or cultural value. Namewee’s controversial “Negarakuku” video and the banning of Amir Muhammad’s “The Last Communist” stands out as moments in which these issues entered the national consciousness and were subject to public scrutiny.

Artistic license, cultural freedom, censorship and a host of related issues emerged. But beyond these instances are many ‘lesser’ occasions – that is ‘marginal’ to the national consciousness - in which artists and cultural practitioners have had to confront censorious detractors in the form of state institutions, social groups as well as their own fears. Are these struggles in the margins of the nation of any relevance to the larger public sphere?

Can the struggles of marginal artistic forms in fact illuminate the frameworks in which we all operate? Does the character of our democratic desires hinge on how these struggles are played out?

Speakers

Sharaad Kuttan is presently Senior Lecturer at IACT College in Petaling Jaya where he teaches journalism. He is a columnist with the political news portal, The Malaysian Insider, and is a regular guest on a cultural radio talk show, A Bit of Culture, on Bfm. A graduate of the National University of Singapore, he obtained a masters degree from its Department of Sociology and Anthropology. He is co-editor of “Looking at Culture”, a collection of essays on cultural politics in Singapore. While involved in human rights activism including election monitoring in countries as diverse as Indonesia and Sri Lanka, he has also participated in academic research in the same field. He contributed a chapter on the links between civil society and political ferment, to “Elections and Democracy in Malaysia” (2005), a volume published by the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. In 2006 he was awarded the Nippon Foundation’s Asian Public Intellectual fellowship and spent a year in The Philippines and Thailand exploring the relationship between universities and larger society.

Fared Ayam adalah teruna konon berdarah kacukan berjiwa mustang yang sentiasa penuh dengan cinta dan kemarahan. Beliau yang jarang mandi kerana percaya bau lelaki itu seksi ini juga sering tertanya tentang siapa dia di mata masyarakatnya lalu menjadikan teater, puisi dan segala macam cabang seni sebagai laman luahan ketidakpuashatian. Antara pementasan hasil pengarahan/penulisannya termasuk WAKTU-eksperimental merdeka, Short Eyes, Projek Kolaborasi Pentas Teater 2006:Breaking/Ji Poh/ Kasi-Pe-Cah (Kuala Lumpur, Jepun, Singapura), Instant Cafe Kurang Manis, Uda dan Dara, ProjekKoken:Teater Kompilasi Vol 1, ProjekKoken:Teater Kompilasi Vol 2 serta Projek Kolaborasi Pentas Teater 2009:DELUSIONS The Year In A Word | KHAYALAN Setahun Dalam Kata | 惑: 今年一字. Pernah terlibat sebagai fasilitator untuk beberapa workshop seperti Festival Right To Read, SENTUH:Seksualiti dan Tubuh serta Indonesian Study Tour:Feminisme dari sudut pandangan Islam. Selain pernah dicalonkan sebagai Most Promising Artist di BOH Cameronian Arts Award 2008 beliau juga baru-baru ini hampir-hampir dicalonkan sebagai Jejaka Cun Mangga.

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