Newsletter #7, Oct/Nov 2015: Corn Pudding
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Corn Pudding
Corn Pudding comic
P.S. This is how to boil corn, in case, like me, you didn't know. So easy. A little sugar in the water (never salt!) helps too.

P.P.S. Reading: Rebecca Solnit's essay 'The Mother of All Questions', Pyanhabib's poem 'Wangi Perempuan', Margaret Killjoy on death, freedom and the anarchist traveller scene - 'September 15, 2008', Marge Piercy's poem 'For Strong Women'.

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Bersih 4 story cover
"Bersih negotiated a 'deal' with the police. Protestors were to stay away from Dataran Merdeka and stay on Jalan TAR where they could be supervised. It was 3AM when we found a spot under the fairy lights outside Carpet Rajah..."  - 41 Hours at Bersih 4
Eyeball Massage Fingers Exercise GIF
My work ‘Vivian Lee, Social Portrait’ will be part of Eyeball Massage, Fingers Exercise, a group show about art and the internet, curated by Hoo Fan Chon at Fergana Art Space in Georgetown, Penang. 
21 Nov - 20 Dec 2015.
Au Sow Yee Habitation & Elsewhere
Trying out writing about art again, on my own terms:

Notes on Au Sow Yee's Habitation and Elsewhere at Lost Generation Space. 

Notes on Chong Kim Chiew's Be Careful or You May Become the Centre at Wei-Ling Contemporary.

Image: Installation view of 'A Day Without Sun in Mengkerang (Chapter One)'. Photo by Lin Yu-Quan, courtesy of Au Sow Yee.
Weeds/Rumpai Series II
The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art opens in Brisbane this weekend. I'll be taking part in a panel discussion: Politics, Representation and the Body at 12PM, Sat, 21 Nov 2015. Fellow artist Yee I-Lann will be part of the APT8 roundtable conference.

I'm also happy to announce that Weeds/Rumpai Series II has been acquired by Queensland Art Gallery for their collection.
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New to the mailing list? Here lies the vault of past newsletters. 

#1, Dec 2014: The Blank Page
#2, Jan/Feb 2015: The City at 4.30AM
#3 Apr 2015: Dear Janet
#4 May 2015: What I'm Reading
#5 June/July 2015: Eyeball Slaves
#6 Aug/Sept 2015: Art Class

The Unseen Files

Drawing or writing that I don't post anywhere else online. 
Lunch sketch 1
Lunch sketch 2
Lunch sketch 3
Lunch sketch 4
Lunch sketch 5
After seeing Hayao Miyazaki's art advice - good for a "2-week trip and preparations for a movie” - I started drawing faces during lunch hour without an eraser. It's very hard for a chronic perfectionist like myself - a little like tightrope walking without a safety net. But that vulnerability is what makes a line come alive; every wobble makes that line yours and no one else's. Draw your breath, hide your eraser, trust your hand, abandon perfection. Walk the tightrope, a little every day.

(Thanks to my brilliant friend Shika Corona for the Miyazaki link)
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