Five Arts Centre

5 April 2014, 2.00 - 5.00pm 

Cultural Mapping: Blueprints for Place, Community & Continuity

A dialogue-exchange & mini-exhibtion between artists, activisits, planners & policymakers. 

This dialogue-exchange invites diverse individuals and organisations using cultural mapping to interact and share concepts, data, opportunities and challenges faced.  This event looks at how bottom-up, creative mapping initiatives can contribute to a community or city’s livability, as well as connecting stakeholders for advocacy and sharing of knowledge, experience and information.

The dialogue will be moderated by Janet Pillai and Tricia Yeoh, and featured speakers include YB Elizabeth Wong, Jeffrey Lim, Chen Yoke Pin, Foo E Leen and more.  A mini-exhibition of maps contributed by the dialogue participants will also be on display.

This event is organised in collaboration with #BetterCities, and is part of Para-Sites, a monthly series of curated events throughout Five Arts Centre’s 30th anniversary celebrations in 2014-2015

Venue: Five Arts Centre ,27 Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 7, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur.

12 & 13 April 2014 (Sat & Sun) : 3.00pm & 8.30pm

2 minute solos – art meets politics

Can you get your message out in two minutes?

12 people --6 artists and 6 'political types' each perform a 2 minute solo, in 12 different spaces, over two floors in the Damansara Performing Arts Centre. Conceived and curated by Marion D’Cruz, 2 minute solos dismantles and deconstructs notions of performance and creates an unusually intimate relationship between performer and the audience. Moving from one space to the next, 12 different groups of audiences of 10, will watch each of the 12 unique performances, one after the other. All the performances will start and end at the same time and there will be a Q&A with the participants and curator after each show.

2 minute solos was first conceived and performed at the Five Arts Centre office and studio in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail in October 2013. This is the second time it is being staged, performed by an entirely new cast of participants and in a new space.


Ann Lee, Chuah Chong Yong, Fahmi Fadzil, Hariati Azizan (performed by Junior Ong), Ivy N. Josiah, James Lee (performed by Tan Bee Hung), Lee Ren Xin, Marina Mahathir, Mark Teh (in collaboration with Syamsul Azhar, performed by Faiq Syazwan Kuhiri), Ryan Lee Bhaskaran, Umapagan Ambikaipakan, Zainah Anwar (performed by Sharifah Aleysha). 

Venue: Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC), 

H-01, Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. 

Phone : +60 3 4065 0001

Tickets: RM38 & RM35 (Senior Citizens & Students)