• Event : Live Wire by DA+C x MMU
  • Date : 3 – 18 Nov 2018, 10am – 10pm (Closed on Mondays)
  • Venue : Urbanscapes House – First Floor

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Digital Art + Culture (DA+C) started as an independent festival, spearheaded by siblings; Fairuz Sulaiman and Suzy Sulaiman. Since 2010, the festival brings alternative narratives of the built environment through digital art expressions. As one part of the festival brain, Fairuz Sulaiman, a multimedia artist himself, brings DA+C in collaboration with Multimedia University (MMU) for Live Wire. Fairuz Sulaiman’s interdisciplinary practice covers digital and analogue visual formats that have been used as music videos, animation for short films and moving visuals for stage. His methods include stop-motion, puppetry, 2D/3D animation and live video mixing. His body of work includes Laksamana Doremix (National Visual Arts Gallery, 2013), a hybrid wayang kulit and multimedia performance based on the famous P. Ramlee film – a continuation of an earlier performance at the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM) in 2012, where he presented a color tracking shadow puppetry performance. His visual work for various notable theatre directors include Zahim Albakri’s Tarap Man (2007), Nam Ron’s Tanda (2010) and Loh Kok Man’s Arus Gangsa (2014) and Swordfish and the Concubine (2016). As a recipient of The Japan Foundation Asia Center Fellowship Program 2015-16, he completed a research project on the usage of media in the performing arts in Japan, shadowing practitioners like Hiroshi Koike, Yoko Ando and YCAM Interlab. In 2018 together with his team at Main Wayang, he staged Layang; a multi media theatre performance based on the theme of isolations and displacement, partially funded with a grant awarded by the INXO Arts Fund.