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ESCAPISM: An Interpassive Theatre. 2016


ESCAPISM: An Interpassive Theatre – Minut Init Art Social, Uptown Damansara Jaya, Malaysia — A Collaboration with and as WANG ROU
4th APRIL 2016 (4月4日)

A CROSS BETWEEN A PLAY AND INTERACTIVE FICTION PERFORMED THROUGH WECHAT SIGHTS
穿梭于游戏和虚拟互动之间 微信小视频充当媒介
CONTROL A HUMAN AVATAR ON SITE BY TEXTING INSTRUCTIONS AMASS POINTS FOR EVERY RIGHT DECISION
实时发布文字指令控制真人角色扮演 一旦指令正确将获得巨大奖赏
HELP THE AVATAR ESCAPE AND WIN
帮助真人角色逃脱即为胜利
YOU DECIDE THE OUTCOME OF THE STORY
你决定着最终结果

In Collaboration :
B6C Shanghai (Game Keeper)
Minut Init art social (Proxy/Screening)

Documentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7yLqWD1YAU


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NON論DA多{play} #15: HIKAYAT NUSANTARA – NON-BERLIN (Asia Contemporary Art Platform) Berlin-Mitte, Germany. 2017


NON Berlin invites the Padawan, Nazreen Abraham Stein on behalf of Minut Init for the video series, “HIKAYAT NUSANTARA”. He will introduce three video artworks from the artists; Iwan Wijono (Indonesia), Emir Ezwan and Zam Nayan (Malaysia) , followed by ‘Init, Minut’ story telling session.

Nusantara means “islands in between”, from nūsa, meaning ‘island’ and antara, “between”. In the ancient Javanese civilization of Majapahit, “Nusantara” are the colonies that still pays tribute to the monarchy but enjoys substantial autonomy and internal freedom. In the modern times, Nusantara has been corrupted and reused to categorize the Malay world or Indonesian Archipelago often trying to reunite their perspective races in a common celebration of their traditions. Nusantara is constantly debated among the two nations on the true source of the cultural commonalities that the truth of Benua Sunda often overlooked. “Benua Sunda” or Sunda Shelf is the part of the Asian continental shelf that was exposed during the last glacial period of the Pleistocene Era which encompass from the South East Asia in a single land mass. There is a common folklore shared among the Austronesian traditions of the sinking of the Sundaland, an advanced ancient Ice Age civilization that often credited as the source of the Atlantis mythology. Nusantara is the land that bridges these Islands and unites these maritime civilizations in a single echo of the ancient Sundaland.

“HIKAYAT NUSANTARA” is an an art project that has been created by Nazreen Abraham Stein to provide a platform on which local counter-cultural creatives can explore, revisit and revive the heritage of Nusantara in a brand new perspective. The videos showcased in “Hikayat Nusantara” will presents to the audience members a glimpse of the lost cultures of Indonesian and Malaya Archipelago through the artists exploration and expression of Nusantara. The aim is to promote a better understanding of our national identity and present to the public The Newsantara (New Nusantara) Art Movement whose goal is to revitalize the heritage of Nusantara and Benua Sunda in a counter-culture context and add contemporary layers to the mythos.

//NUSANTARA MANUSCRIPT// – Iwan Wijono
Screening and Discussion (15 mins)
//RM10// – Emir Ezwan
Movie Screening and Discussion (15 mins)
//Circle// – Zam Nayan & Vix Chandra
Music Video Screening and Discussion (5 mins)
//Init, Minut// – Nazreen Abraham Stein & Minut Init
Story Telling Session with Videos and Performance Art (60 mins)
Q & A Session (with a mixtape by CT Selecta)


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“Oi! Bangun La..” Performance Art Installation. 2018


Kill The Radio presents In Defence of Poetry Group Exhibition, – Urban Culture Sdn Bhd PJ, Damansara Utama, Selangor — Performance Artist & Co-Curator/Organizer
07th – 14th JULY 2018

The exhibition opens on the 7th of July 2018 and will run until the 14th of July 2018, in an urban subterranean attic and rooftop of a furniture warehouse that will soon be torn down. The works within the show draw on the poetics of space, myths, traditions and personal histories to talk about beauty, identity, feminism, sexuality and the status quo. This project encompasses 14 emerging artists that will be given free rein to showcase their works unrestrained and raw.

Oi! Bangun La.. Performance Art Installation Concept:

The basis of “Oi! Bagun La.” features an interplaying of digital, performance and installation art stylised in partial tribute to seminal Taiwanese endurance artist Tehching Hsieh, Malaysian artists Dill Malik, Chi Too and post-internet conceptualist Tan Ray Tat. The installation and performance consists of; the artist’s character, a bed, an alarm clock, a cell phone and a vocal and written abstract poetic narration. It is exhibited in two hour allotments during the exhibition period and can be viewed live or through a variety of publicly available streaming portals.

The work itself is a transparent personification of complacency. It is intended as not only as critique of art, the individual artists and art community at large but also, in part, aspects of the human condition and our species as a whole. The alarm clock represents political and public events that would otherwise be inspiration and volatile subject matter for interpretation within the art communities. The artist’s character and their perpetual snoozing of the clock represents the creatives on both individual level and as a society and his unwillingness to engage with or participate actively within the public or political sphere. The bed, provided by installation artist Fu Xuan, eludes to comfort and escapism and serves as a nod to inspiration from Tracey Emin’s work My Bed. The artists use of the cell-phone, the cell-phone itself and the live streamed nature of the piece are comments on the self surveilling and masturbatory/gratification-seeking aspects of social media.

Born out of his earlier endurance/performance/installation work “Abraham”, in which for an extended period the artist actively sacrificed personal privacy and comfort in his role as the caretaker and custodian of local counter-culture hub and galleria Minut Init, “Oi! Bagun La” is an attempt by Nazreen at confinement and refinement of the piece, exhibiting it in a clearer and simpler form.


Note: The text above was written by the Artist. No modification was made by C.O.C.A.


Nazreen Stein

Malaysia


Nazreen Abraham Stein is a multi-disciplinary creative agent that has curated and organized a large number of events and exhibitions.He has featured visual works in digital exhibitions DIE-USB-SHUFFLE SHOW, at the Institut für Alles Mögliche and “Between Virtual and Real” at University of Freiburg in Germany. His first works as a performance artist were collaborations with (as) Wang Rou and Basement 6 Collective from Shanghai as a part of their experimental post-internet shows “Escapism: An Interpassive Theatre” and the 网肉’s SHOW. Both were exhibited live via webportal LivingRoom.Today.


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