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|ART FOR GRABS Nov 2012 : Apokalips!|
Date: 15.12.2012 - 16.12.2012
Time: 12.00 PM - 08.00 PM
Art For Grabs: Apokalis
Arts & Craft Bazaar, Launching, Leature, Screening and much more...
November 2012, Sat 15 & Sun 16 | 12 - 8pm
Presented by Buku Fixi & The Annexe Gallery
Sponsored by IPPF ESEAOR (International Planned Parenthood Federation - East & South East Asia & Oceania Region)
Were the Mayans right or wrong? If the world will indeed end (or change drastically!) on December 22, you could do worse things with your last weekend (or your last weekend of this era) than hang out with the earthy folks at Art for Grabs.
As usual, we have dozens of stalls featuring arts & crafts by our funkiest vendors such as the offbeat Chi Too, the recycling genius Carolyn Lau, the mouth-watering Artisan Fruit jam, the popular IHeartBadges, including the fortune-telling Jolin Kwok to tell us if we make it past the Apokalips. In case the world does survive, we will still need to keep improving it. So come and be part of a few good causes with our sponsored booths: Amnesty International, SUARAM, Jom Vote and Tanma Federation, plus an interactive section by our sponsor IPPF ESEAOR (International Planned Parenthood Federation - East & South East Asia & Oceania Region).
We have 16 hours of events that include forums, launches and movie screenings. Featuring James Lee, Dina Zaman & Present Tense Plus, BFM’s WTF duo Uma & Jo; book launches by Fixi, Selut, Lejen & Sharon Bakar; and more.
The camaraderie, charm and creativity you will find here will make you glad to be alive. So even if it’s not the end of the world as we know it, you’ll feel fiiiine.
ART FOR GRABS: Apokalips! is jointly presented by IPPF ESEAOR, The Annexe Gallery and Fixi Books.
SAT 15 DEC | 12pm
UMA & JOE AT THE MOVIES: Apocalyptic Movie Commentary
Presented by the duo formerly known as WTF
BFM Radio’s WTF (What the Flick) has come to an end. But fret not! The intrepid hosts Umapagan Ampikaipakan and Johanan Sen will be presenting a non-stop “live” commentary on a disaster flick that depicts the end of the world. The title of the film will only be known just as the screening starts. Kuaci might be provided.
CERPEN KHAIRULNIZAM BAKERI
Book launch by Fixi
Buku kedua oleh penulis novel bestseller PECAH (yang akan muncul di pawagam awal 2013) menghimpunkan 16 cerpen. Kebanyakan ditulis khas untuk buku ini dan mengambil tema jenayah. Di zona kelam ini, sesiapa saja boleh merancang apa saja mereka mahu, tapi apakah mereka akan terlepas daripada hukuman dan karma?
UTUBE: INSPECTOR MISLAN AND THE UTUBE SERIAL RAPES.
Book launch by Silverfish Books
This is the launch of the third Inspector Mislan novel by Rozlan Mohd Noor. After four rapes (video recordings of which are posted on the internet), one suicide and one bloody murder, Inspector Mislan is convinced that something more sinister is afoot; all the victims are gay.
BAU SEMANGAT ANAK MUDA / LANGIT NAN GELAP / MAIN GILA
Book launch by Lejen Press
Bau Semangat Anak Muda ialah novel oleh penulis prolifik Nami Cob Nobbler; Langit Nan Gelap ialah himpunan cerpen seram oleh Resmanshah; manakala Main Gila ialah antologi cerpen penulis-penulis Lejen yang disunting oleh Aisa Linglung.
JOURNEY OF A KERIS
Talk by Zulkhairu Mohammad / Present Tense Plus
The keris has long been seen as a virile symbol of Malayness. It's been glorified, and many pursue it as an affirmation of status. Yet it is reviled too, for idolising the keris is syirk. But what is the keris? How did a weapon used by Malay warriors and Sultans end up in the storerooms of old junk stores and dying keris makers? Zulkhairu Mohammad is a keris fanatic and advocate. He and his friends will share an hour of their love and experience.
Documentary screening presented by IPPF ESEANOR
A powerful documentary on the realities of living with HIV/AIDS. More details will be provided later.
SUN 16 DEC | 12pm
MALAYSIA IN SHORT
Talk/screening/slide presentation by Present Tense Plus
Introduction by Dina Zaman about a new website focusing on Malaysian photojournalism for an international audience. Present Tense Plus will comprise content creation and curation. Screening of two short documentaries - The Apprentice, about the owner of the Pak Thai Foto Studio in Chinatown KL; and Majlis Berkedim, about a rare Adat Perpatih ceremony. Photo essay: Lusong Laku outreach clinic mission in Sarawak as a sample of the kind of content viewers can expect to see on Present Tense Plus.
READINGS FROM READINGS 2
Book soiree by Word Works
Since 2005, Readings@Seksan and CeritAku have provided platforms for local and expatriate writers who have found keen audiences in Kuala Lumpur. A first collection of short fiction, poetry, and essays was published in 2011. This second anthology features more voices from Malaysia, Singapore and beyond. Edited by Sharon Bakar & Bernice Chauly.
MAMPUS / RASOK / SEKSI OVARI
Book launch by Selut Press
Ketiga-tiga penulis – Fasyali Fadzly (Mampus), Petak Daud (Rasok) dan Fazleena Hishamuddin (Seksi Ovari) merupakan performer. Jadi pelancaran serentak tiga novela ini membawa kelainan kerana masing-masing akan mendendangkan lagu. Dan pengacara majlis Aloy Paradoks lebih menghiburkan daripada Maharaja Lawak.
Documentary screening by Suaram
What happens when your loved ones are called in for investigations by the authorities? Are they safe? Jatuh (36 minutes), a documentary about the death of the late Teoh Beng Hock gives the account of the investigations and inquiries that took place after his death. The question remains, was justice served? The director Wong Siew Ki will be present to answer questions.
MALAYSIA: ABORT, RETRY?
IPPF leads a discussion about unsafe abortions in Malaysia. More details to be announced.
IF IT’S NOT NOW, THEN WHEN?
Movie screening by Da Huang Pictures
James Lee’s latest independent feature film is a dark family drama in which everyone is leading lives of quiet desperation. Starring Kenny Gan, Tan Bee Hung Pearlly Chua, this 82-minute film was the only Malaysian movie selected for the prestigious Pusan International Film Festival this year. Not suitable for children!
The Annexe Gallery
2nd Flr, Central Market Annexe
(Behind Central Market),