Cambodian-American artist’s multimedia project crawls through the complexities of identity —


— by Rouwen Lin: She’s on her knees, swaying to the beat of her own music. And she’s in an orange garment – metres and metres of slinky cloth winding its way around the space, up, down and around, like a roller coaster ride. Her face peeks out at one end, and like the light at the end of a tunnel, a pair of legs pokes out at the other.

US-based artist Anida Yoeu Ali, having transformed into The Bug for this performance, is at Wei-Ling Contemporary in Kuala Lumpur. And people are keeping their distance…

Image: Anida Yoeu Ali’s ‘Reflection #1 (The Buddhist Bug series)’ (archival inkjet print, 2013), courtesy of Studio Revolt

July 16, 2019

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