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Posted in Current Edition, Edition 20 – Yum Chattier, Headline Following the footsteps of a frontman By Archie Reyes
I recently got invited to participate in Yum Chat, one of the highlights of the recent BrisAsia festival. As my social life these days is mainly confined to hanging out and discussing relevant social issues with my dog, I was more than happy to accept the invitation, especially upon discovering that the keynote speaker would be Quan Yeomans, famed frontman and guitarist of Regurgitator. As somebody with creative aspirations and a fan of alternative music, I Read More »
Posted in Current Edition, Edition 20 – Yum Chattier, Headline Faraways – Audrey Lam By Audrey Lam
Yum Chat panellist, Audrey Lam, works in film, photography and installation. She was born in Hong Kong and studied film and photography at Queensland College of Art. Her work has screened at festivals and galleries including London Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Oberhausen Kurzfilmtage and Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. Here she chats with Eleanor Jackson, Editor in Chief, following the BrisAsia festival event. Thank you for participating in Yum Chattier for Peril Magazine. Just Read More »
Posted in Current Edition, Edition 20 – Yum Chattier, Featured Me no likey By Merlynn Tong
Merlynn Tong, multi-talented actor, performance maker and writer, participated in the Yum Chat discussion as a panelist, sharing her professional and personal experiences with the same frank, intelligent – and at times dark – humour that is a hallmark of her work. Here she lets story do the talking, when reflecting on the panel discussion around the exoticisation of self and other.   You call me gorgeous; I gorge on your words. You. All blue eyes and blond Read More »
Posted in Current Edition, Edition 20 – Yum Chattier Time of the Asian Century By Joyce Ho
Yum Chat panellist, Joyce Ho is an integral part of a tight-knit team who specialise in storytelling through motion design, having been with design-led motion studio Breeder since its inception in 2010. As Creative Lead, she prides herself on pushing the boundaries of motion and has an innate ability to apply that skill to the most challenging of projects – helping develop great ideas and bring them to life on the screen. Joyce is proud Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Featured Peril talks to Rainbow Chan By Colin Ho
Sydney based producer and musician, Rainbow Chan’s music dances in the uncanny valley of pop music – between the precipices of hi-fi and lo-fi, dark and light, serious and playful, intimate and esoteric. Read More »
Posted in Current Edition, Edition 20 – Yum Chattier, Headline Notes in the key of Quan By Quan Yeomans
Quan Yeomans (Photo: Brisbane City Council) As a part of the BrisAsia Festival event, Yum Chat, Quan Yeomans of the band Regurgitator, gave the following key note address, providing just enough f*cks to kick the evening off perfectly. For the mild of heart, we have have made some small editorial amendments to this transcript of his keynote address. Obviously, they’ll fool no one.   Wow. That’s a whole lot of Asians right there! That may be more Asians than I’ve ever Read More »
Posted in Current Edition, Edition 20 – Yum Chattier, Featured No one sees the same thing By Eleanor Jackson
I used to be an apathetic Asian American. - Abigail Licad, Editor in Chief, Hyphen Magazine (Hyphen Magazine – Fall 2014) I’m sitting in my cousin’s house in Union City, just outside of San Francisco, where I am waiting to attend my aunt’s funeral, when I read these words. I’ve just returned from meeting Abigail in person for the first time, after a number of years of reading Hyphen magazine on-line. The magazine, the byline of Read More »
Posted in AADC, Activism, Featured, Politics Everyday Talk, Everyday Politics (with Dai Le) By Sukhmani Khorana
The day before International Women’s Day and my interview with Dai Le, I am reminded of my place in the world. My GP does not work on a Saturday, so I see the other doctor in the practice to collect some test results. In the course of conversation, this Caucasian male figure asks if I am seeing someone and if my parents are ‘helping out’. When I answer in the latter question in the negative, Read More »
Posted in Blog, Featured, Festivals Noted Festival By Eleanor Jackson
In March 2015, Canberra will welcome the latest independent literary festival in Australia.  Some five years after the last readers and writers festival held by the ACT Writers Centre, Noted is an initiative of You Are Here (also featured as a part of our Festivals Q&A series last year) describes itself as Canberra’s first-ever experimental festival of words. Here, we connect with Ashley Thomson, one of the producers of the festival, which also includes Farz Edraki, Lucy Nelson, Duncan Felton, Yasmin Masri, Chiara Read More »
Posted in AADC, Featured Building mutual space: on our collaboration with Peril By Jen Tsen Kwok and Shinen Wong
We would like to thank Eleanor Jackson for her gracious welcome to Peril. In 2015, the Asian Australian Democracy Caucus (AADC) will be publishing original articles and opinion here in partnership with this singular online magazine. We see that this partnership represents a unique opportunity to explore and provide a platform for a burgeoning Asian Australian political consciousness, to facilitate opportunities for discussion among a broader Asian Australian community on political issues that interest us, and Read More »