So, this is happening in a week! Please spread the word and join us if you are in KL:
The Taboo/Art of Book-Burning: Clara Chow’s joss-paper writing + a reading of “Make Sure”
From the blaze of the Library at Alexandria started by Julius Caesar’s troops, to Nazi Germany’s bonfires, to the Red Guard torching ‘feudalist’ literature in the streets during the Cultural Revolution: What is it about book-burning that strikes us as morally repugnant? Yet, what happens if a book is meant to be burnt after reading?
Join Singaporean writer Clara Chow as she invites you to burn a month’s worth of her writing done at Rimbun Dahan. Her joss-paper poems/prose are written by hand on traditional Chinese hell-money meant to be sacrificed to gods, ghosts and ancestors. Through the work, she seeks to redefine the contract between author and reader.
A reading of her play “Make Sure” will follow. First presented as a dramatised reading at TheatreWorks Singapore’s 72-13, in July 2018, “Make Sure” is about the tussle between a museum guard and a volunteer docent. A conflict between two women becomes a rumination on art, the politics of looking, and the complicated relationship between freedom and control. Featuring Xeem Noor.
When: Dec 29, 2018 (Saturday) – 7pm – 9pm
Where: Rumah Uda Manap, Rimbun Dahan, Kilometre 27 Jalan Kuang, Kuang, Selangor, 48050, Malaysia
Admission is free. Please arrive on time to avoid getting lost in the datk.