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Posted in Blog, Headline, Reviews Comedy Zone Asia By Lucy Van
Each year, the Comedy Festival Roadshow tours to South East Asia and India. This year, the region is returning the favour, bringing comedians back to Australia for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. The lineup consists of Jenhan Kuah (Malaysia), Vivke Mahbubani (Hong Kong), Jason Leong (Malaysia), Brian Tan (Malaysia), Rohan Desai (India) and Joanna Sio (Singapore). Read More »
Posted in Blog, Reviews Magic Steven – World of Feelings By Lucy Van
Magic Steven appeared at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for three nights only, here Lucy Vany shares her reflections and experiences of this acclaimed comedian with his unique brand of confused personal thoughts and experiences – the World of Feelings. Read More »
Posted in AADC, Blog Defining “Asian Australian” in the “Asian Century” By Shinen Wong
As an editor for our new Asian Australian Democracy Caucus blog hosted here on Peril Magazine, I am implicitly making claims about the importance of organising politically around being “Asian Australian”, around Asian Australian subjectivity… Read More »
Posted in Current Edition, Edition 20 – Yum Chattier, Headline So where are you from? By Naida Roberts
“I’m from the USA.” This is my usual go-to response when first meeting someone in Australia. Because of my American accent, the question inevitably comes up, or assumptions are made, and I do little to explain myself further… Read More »
Posted in Current Edition, Edition 20 – Yum Chattier Good stories By Sol
At just 9 years old, Sol, identifies with a range of different cultural heritages, including Australian and Filipino. During his keynote address, Quan, suggests that people “use your cultural backgrounds, abuse them, rebel against them or infuse them into the fabric of what you create”. Here’s what Sol had to say about that… Read More »
Posted in Current Edition, Edition 20 – Yum Chattier Recreating our stories in a new land By Sara Irannejad
Over 150 years have passed since Ford Madox Brown painted The Last of England, the famous painting that portrayed the artist’s family along with others voyaging towards an uncertain future in Australia (Figure 1). Australia is now much more vibrant and multi-cultural since the time of first white settlement and the European Immigration Movement in 1840s. Events such as BrisAsia, in my view, open effective platforms to enhance Australia’s art industry to a much richer space… Read More »
Posted in Current Edition, Edition 20 – Yum Chattier, Headline Happens to be By Michelle Dang
She who “happens to be” a (non-white) Third World member, a woman, and a writer is bound to go through the ordeal of exposing her work to the abuse of praises and criticisms that either ignore, dispense with, or overemphasizes her racial and sexual attributes. – Trinh T. Minh Ha. How does one respond to this ordeal that Vietnamese-American artist, Minh-Ha speaks of?… Read More »
Posted in Current Edition, Edition 20 – Yum Chattier, Headline Daughters By Deborah Emmanuel
The dark hall was silent as the speaker approached the podium. His shiny black shoes sounded on the marble floor. Our eyes moved with him in envy and anticipation. His shoes were exceptionally beautiful. None of us knew why he was at the monastery, but the high bells had chimed and that meant it was an urgent gathering. I put my foraging basket down where I was when they began singing and started towards the Read More »
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… 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… Read More »