As the 2016 Federal election is approaching, it is timely we talk about the Australian political system and how it works, and what it all means. It was not until I ran as an Australian Labor Party (ALP) candidate in the 2013 election that I realised many of my friends of culturally diverse backgrounds (especially Read More »
A broken glass bangle laying on the street asks more questions than it answers An abandoned home situated right in the middle of the neighborhood asks more questions than it answers A segregated neighborhood that eludes the naked eye asks more questions than it answers Broken glass bangles, abandoned homes, segregated neighborhoods, all legacies of Read More »
The cell is as tall as two men / As long as twelve laid end to end / In the concrete trench / Between two hip-high slabs. […]
dinner plate full of breasts / serving platter of buttocks / rotisserie of haunch […]
inflamed by something
While the specific etymology of the term “Asia” is not entirely clear – as is understandably the case for a word first attributed to Herodotus in approximately 440BCE – it is necessarily the case that at one point “Asia”, as a word at least, had to “begin”, and as such might one day, “end”. What Read More »
For people who identify as Asian in Australia, one must be aware of one’s context if one is to make an opening of the political field. Communism in this country is ideology non grata and that is not altogether a good thing. But values are embodied by people, which means the possibilities are open and endless.
Like a lot of small organisations, we’re conscious that we are dependent on year to year grants – and as is the case every year, there’s no guarantee that Peril will receive funding in the future. So, if this might be our last Australia Council application for a while, we’d like to make it count.
Earlier this year, Peril featured digital postcards e-posted to us by Co-Director Francesca Rendle-Short at the Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange program (WrICE) as writers immersed in their residency in Hoi An and Hanoi, Vietnam. The Asia based international authors Nyein Way (Myanmar), Suchen Christine Lim (Singapore), Bao Chan Nguyen (Vietnam) and Jhoanna Lynn B. Cruz Read More »
The Dead Twin is theatre maker and author Chi Vu’s latest work at Footscray Community Arts Centre. It’s a work that dares to take risks in performance making, storytelling, narrative and casting. The journey begins on a long boat trip along the Maribyrnong river, destination unknown, a chilling sound track accompanies the ride. As the Read More »