“Art ni tak perlu difaham. Art ni untuk dirasa,” said Noorul Aida, a student of Bachelor in Creative Technology.
“I think art is personal. It’s like finding an emotion or sentiment that you yourself couldn’t express. It would be great to understand what it means by understanding the meaning of why it was created but it would mean nothing and still feel empty if the person who understood it didn’t feel anything to connect with it on a personal level,” explained Constance Chi, who’s currently pursuing her teaching course.
It is 2017, and art is progressively becoming a lot more accessible in this country, especially with the rise of small festivals and fringes happening around town. These festivals typically aim to bring art closer to the people, and shed some light on independent artists including painters, graphic designers, singer-songwriters, performers, filmmakers, writers, poets and crafters among others. During these festivals, these artists would not only have the chance to showcase their work, but are also presented with the opportunity to sell their artworks or publications to support themselves and their artistic pursuits.
My first exposure to hip-hop was a comedic skit (I think it was either Senario or Ah-Ha). The scene was using Too Phat‘s Anak Ayam Freak to the Beat, specifically the ya-aw-aw’s that were playing throughout the track.
Hip hop was a mere caricature.
Nobel Prize Literature winner, Harold Pinter, has been a huge influence on the British dramatist theatre scene, and multi-award winning director, Joe Hasham OAM feels like it’s time to bring that influence to a larger, local audience.