Borneo Heart in Kuala Lumpur 2023 by Yee I-Lann and Collaborators is an exhibition about finding ways forward.
Working with The Zhongshan Building, The Godown, A+ Works of Art, ILHAM Gallery and Rumah Lukis, Borneo Heart engages two concepts: the tikar (woven mat) as a collective platform for community, storytelling and ritual, and the tamu (weekly market) as a meeting place for the exchange of goods, stories and ideas.
- Saturday, 25 February 2023:11am - 8pm
- Sunday, 26 February 2023: 11am - 6pm
Ushering in Malaysia's 60th year, Tamu Tanah & Air will host various organisations, artists, and collectives — bridging the geography, history and the cultural heritage of Borneo and the Peninsula through art, workshops, talks, produce, storytelling, screenings and learning for all. Alongside contemporary and traditional artists, the Tamu brings together friends working with "tanah" (land) and "air" (water) – in community-based projects, in green agricultural and hydro technologies, promoting different modes of learning and play, local literatures, music and poetry, artisanal produce, and sustainable living.
Come join us on the mat and be part of the conversations at these British Council supported Tamu programmes:
'Making Noise' by Borneo Bengkel
Borneo Bengkel will be presenting a tapestry of creative workshops, discussions, and demonstrations featuring friends from all over the island of Borneo. Titled 'Making Noise', this segment aims to catalyse an exchange of knowledge, ideas, and stories between the East and the West, the mainland and the island, the 'tanah' and the 'air'. This showcase draws upon British Council Connections Through Culture grant supported projects; "Bor(neo): NORTH+EAST" - a Borneo Bengkel and North East England's musicians, poets and photographers collaboration (2021), and Borneo Boat Lute Revival - a BBLR, Catama Borneo and Pitt Rivers Museum collaboration (2023). Visit the Borneo Bengkel mat at the Tamu all-day and don't miss out on the collective's poetry, sharing and music presentation at 5.30pm - 7pm on Saturday, 25 February 2023.