See A Mashup Of Intimate & Revealing Videos Of Malaysian Artists

Published on 13/06/2024

(This blog post originated from Eksentrika. For the full article, please visit Eksentrika's website.)

In honor of Five Arts Centre‘s 40th anniversary, Gan Siong King’s My Video Making Practice offers a captivating exploration into the creative process of Malaysian artists, showcasing his own innovative approach.

If you’ve ever wondered how Malaysian visual artists work and wanted a glimpse into their personal lives, consider attending Gan Siong King’s My Video Making Practice (MVMP).

As the title suggests, My Video Making Practice offers an engrossing look at how Siong King approaches his work and highlights notable Malaysian artists who have been diligently contributing to the Malaysian art scene.

Malaysian Artists Behind The Scenes

In this rare behind-the-scenes look at the lives of Malaysian artists, you’ll get a sneak peek at artists such as contemporary Chinese calligrapher Ong Chia Koon, graphic designer and box camera photographer Jeffrey Lim, electric guitar amplifier maker Nik Shazwan, filmmaker Liew Seng Tat’s team from the 2007 film Flower in the Pocket, and musician Takahara Suiko, among others.

My Video Making Practice is a compilation of seven handpicked videos showcasing Malaysian artists in action, curated by Siong King over the past decade.

Described as his “old new project,” Siong King created the 83 minute video essay between 2010 and 2020, with the pandemic’s influence evident in the final work.

Intimate & Illuminating Conversations

Siong King also shares his thoughts and snippets from his own life, making My Video Making Practice a truly illuminating and intimate experience for audiences.

Turning the lens on his own video-making process and remixing previous videos with personal materials led him to critically reflect on his work, motivations, and ....... (Continue reading)

Catch the mashup event "My Video Making Practice by Gan Siong King" at Five Arts Centre, 9th floor, GMBB, Kuala Lumpur. The event runs from June 20-30 at 8:00 PM. Dive into the creative process of Gan Siong King that will make you think and feel anew. Tickets are priced at RM 30. Additionally, there’s a 30% discount available for student groups of 10 or more. For inquiries, please reach out via WhatsApp at +6018-202 8827. Grab your tickets today!

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