FINDNG VAQUEROS IN CUBA - RORY DOYLE

Artist Talk, Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 2pm
Hikayat, 226, Beach St, Georgetown, 10300 George Town, Penang

This conversation and presentation focuses on the vaqueros (cowboys) of Cuba, which Doyle sought down during a 2017 trip to Cuba. Sparked by his ongoing project about African American cowboys and cowgirls in his home state of Mississippi, Doyle documents cowboy and horse riding culture across the globe.

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IMAGINED HOMELAND : AN ILLUSTRATED TALK - SHARBENDU DE

Artist Talk, Monday, 19 August 2019, 2pm
Hikayat, 226, Beach St, Georgetown, 10300 George Town, Penang

If the classical representational approaches has divided us instead of bridging the society, then what alternatives do we have today? Through an illustrated talk on Imagined Homeland , Sharbendu De reflects on his seven-year-long surrealistic exploration of the mythical life of the indigenous Lisu tribe.

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STRANGENESS : AGATA WIECZOREK

Artist Talk, Saturday, 18 August 2019, 2pm, Hikayat

Fetish of the Image explores a mysterious, hermetic fetish subculture of Female Masking. This talks explores the structure and the background of the work, highlighting the profound contexts such as the non-binary-ness of identity and gender and social taboos, that are hidden behind the bizarre and seemingly absurd practice.

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THOUGHTS ABOUT MIGRATION AND IDENTITIES THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY : ANITA POUCHARD SERRA

Artist Talk, Monday, 19 August 2019, 2pm
Hikayat, 31A, Jalan Gurdwara, 10300 George Town, Penang

This talk proposes to speak and debate about the representations of the migrant and cultural mix in our society of migrations through deeper considerations on the role of photography through the examining of the photographic practise.

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WETWARE PROJECTS / GRINDERS : HANNES WIEDEMANN

Artist Talk, Saturday, 17 August 2019, 12pm
Hin Bus Depot, 31A, Jalan Gurdwara, 10300 George Town, Penang
Exhibition, 5-31 August 2019, Hin Bus Depot

In rural small towns in the United States techno-anarchists are working on the fusion of the human and the machine. They develop devices and gadgets to implant into their own bodies, becoming guinea pigs of an envisioned ­transhuman future. Their risky experiments and strong faith into technology’s emancipatory ­potential challenge science, medicine and ethics equally.

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NATURE IN PIECES & THE AGE OF CYBORGS : HANNES WIEDEMANN

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 2pm
Hikayat, 226, Beach St, Georgetown, 10300 George Town, Penang

The term 'wetware', by analogy with 'software' and 'hardware', describes biological systems and components as something that can be approached with methodologies familiar to the world of computing. In this talk I will present the Wetware Projects in three parts, covering subjects such as DIY cyborgs, the plastic surgery industry in South Korea and genetic engineering.

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ADDRESSING PROPAGANDA : SIMON MENNER

Artist Talk | Monday, 19 August 2019, 12pm
Hikayat, 226, Beach St, Georgetown, 10300 George Town, Penang
Exhibitions, 5-31 August 2019,
Hin Bus Depot

In a time of social media, apparently everyone has the power of becoming a propagandist – sometimes even without being aware. Artists, photographers, designers, we need to act as experts in visual culture, trying to make sense of these developments.. Photographer, Simon Menner will be discussing photography and its role in propaganda through his photography projects.

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WHY PHOTOGRAPHERS SHOULD HAVE AN AUDIENCE AND HOW TO GROW ONE : ROBIN WONG

Tuesday, 20 August, 2-3pm
Hikayat, 226, Lebuh Pantai (Beach Street), 10300 George Town, Penang
Photographer, writer and blogger Robin Wong discusses the importance of having an audience for your photography and how he built his blog to become one of the top photography blogs in the world and how that spurred his business as a photographer.

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MIND THE GAP: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON RESEARCHING & WRITING MALAYSIAN HISTORY : MAHEN BALA

Saturday, 20th July 2-3pm
Postcards from the South
(2018) is a multi-lingual, experimental history book, retracing the historic Southern Line, giving voice to the railway, the people and the places they call home. A parallel narrative explores new perspectives on a century and a half of railway history and its role in nation-building, using previously unpublished photographs, documents and maps. During this talk, Mahen Bala will be sharing insights into the project, lessons learned, challenges and future plans.

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SHUTTER THERAPY – PHOTOGRAPHY AS A WAY OF LIFE : ROBIN WONG

PHOTOGRAPHY AS A WAY OF LIFE with ROBIN WONG
12pm, 28 July 2019, Hikayat, George Town Penang
Photography is often fundamentally a personal pursuit and the photographer should strive to prioritise what he/she wants to do instead of following the trends of popular photography. Practising photography as a lifestyle changes the way we see things around us and gives us a powerful medium to express ourselves and tell stories.

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THE APPLICATION OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY : EKKARAT PUNYATARA

EKKARAT PUNYATARA TALK
1pm, 28 July 2019, Hikayat, George Town Penang
I am intrigued by the visual language, and the visual culture emanating from the mass use of the photographic medium as tools for communication and entertainment. I’d like to share with you some of my thoughts, examples of images I’ve found, as well as works by some of the most prolific artists of our time in the hope that I can make you imagine the breadth and depth of this language and leave you with a new way of seeing photographs.

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