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Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - Harper's Bazaar Art -

The fes­ti­val pro­gramme en­com­passes in­stal­la­tions and per­for­mances in art, de­sign, pho­tog­ra­phy, film, mu­sic, dance, and drama. For those lucky enough to take up a month-long res­i­dence—yes, I’ve met sev­eral who do this ev­ery year!—there’s some­thing of in­ter­est ev­ery­day. For the rest, here’s an ex­clu­sive se­lec­tion. STRANDBEEST These ma­jes­tic multi-legged sculp­tures are the most stun­ning in­ter­play of artistry and tech­nol­ogy. The ethe­real beasts by Dutch artist Theo Jansen are pow­ered by gusts of wind as they “march” across the in­stal­la­tion space and into our imag­i­na­tions. PEARL OF THE EAST­ERN & ORI­EN­TAL An­other pro­duc­tion from the hugely gifted Sin­ga­porean hus­band-and-wife team of Lim Yu Beng and Tan Kheng Hua, this site-spe­cific drama brings us tales at the E&O Ho­tel. This is the sec­ond of­fer­ing in the 2 Houses se­ries, pay­ing homage to Pe­nang (Yu Beng’s fa­ther’s place of birth). MOVED BY PADI “What one cul­ti­vates, one con­sumes.” The grow­ing of a rice field on Ma­cal­lum Street be­gan months ago as multi-arts col­lab­o­ra­tors set the or­ganic stag­ing for Malaysian dance­chore­og­ra­pher Aida Redza and her Ja­panese part­ner Mao Arata. SMASHED A glo­ri­ous rein­ter­pre­ta­tion of the­atri­cal jug­gling, travers­ing lost love, and af­ter­noon tea by the world-renowned Gan­dini Jug­glers.

Moved by Padi, a col­lab­o­ra­tive pro­ject led by chore­og­ra­pher and dancer Aida Redza

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