Posts related to "Image"
Delving into previously unpublished sources, Noelle paints the life of rickshaw pullers in the city of Zamboanga during the turn of the century.
The Jinriksha Puller Is There
An introductory reading, watching and looking list combating racism in Malaysia.
Anti-Racism in Malaysia: An Introductory Resource List
Nicole Ong takes a closer look at the album art produced by Koh Lee Meng, one of the first graphic designers in Malaysia. Through a study of his designs in the 70s and 80s, she tells a story about an emerging industry.
Designing Record Sleeves in 1980s Malaysia
Artist Hoo Fan Chon presents a series of paintings and drawings by Wu Ma, a self-taught artist in Penang, Malaysia.
Wu Ma of Thieves Market
Examining a tranche of early 20th-century photographs of Malay women, O for Other critiques the layered histories behind the images, reckoning with their legacies.
Postcards of 20th-century Women in the Malay Archipelago
Where does the creole stand in the construction of Malayness? Simon pays attention to spaces of encounter, enacting a counter-cartography.
Shadows and Shades of Sovereignty (5/5)
This article is a parody of a 1994 Men’s Review article imagining the world in the year 2020. We extrapolate their logic in 2020, with its absurdities, impossibilities and the visions it telescopes.
In the Year 2020
In a wide-ranging survey of sources, Simon tells a story of how nature was implicated in the colonial project of making of the Malay archipelago.
Splendid Possibilities for the Planter and the Merchant (3/5)
Kendy introduces the belief systems and a sacred object, the rasang, of the Bidayuh community.
Rasang and the Spirit World: Rituals, Symbols and Initiation in the Life of a Bidayuh Dayung Borih at Bau Sarawak
Artist Hoo Fan Chon explores the representational politics and history behind the aesthetics of his sampling of motifs and symbols of Georgetown.
“Bermimpi Demi Negara”: Reinterpreting Penang’s Coat of Arms
Lay Sheng looks at how the child slave controversy in the early 20th century elucidated larger debates on hygienic modernity, gender propriety and endemic racism at the heart of empire.
The Mui Tsai Controversy
Jin Tee reimagines the mythological creatures of nusantara as folktales for a contemporary audience.