Mark Teh (Kuala Lumpur)


28.10. 7.00 pm - 8.00 pm

29.10. 7.00 pm - 8.00 pm

30.10. 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm

31.10. 7.00 pm - 8.00 pm

Gasteig Black Box


Entrance € 18,00 | Reduced € 9,00


Premiere | artist talk after the performance on Oct 29


English with German subtitles


In February 1991, the Malaysian government published »Wawasan 2020« – an ambitious initiative to transform Malaysia into a highly industrialized, wealthy, and self-sustaining national state by the year 2020. The vision of the future was firmly anchored in the collective thinking, but in October 2016 the grand plan was suspended: »Transformasi Nasional 2050« was introduced – a program with almost identical content but yet with a distinctly more generous timeframe. Theatermaker, activist, and curator Mark Teh, who as a child in school painted pictures of a Malaysia optimized by »Wawasan 2020«, critically examines this state-decreed vision in the world premiere of a work conceived for SPIELART. With his team of political activists, performers, and filmmakers he mixes documentation and fiction, and paints very different images of the country: from the best to the worst, from the most probable to the most improbable future for Malaysia.


Direction Mark Teh Produciton Design Wong Tay Sy Light Design Syamsul Azhar Projections and Performance Fahmi Reza Performance Faiq Syazwan Kuhiri, Lee Ren Xin and Roger Liew Stage Manager Hoe Hui Ting Creative Direction June Tan


Mark Teh (b. 1981) lives and works in Kuala Lumpur. He studied art and political science at Goldsmith University of London and sees himself as an artist and theoretician whose collaborative projects in particular deal with history, memory, and urban contexts. He works primarily in the area of performance; however, he also develops exhibitions and interventions that sometimes are directly in municipal spaces, and he curates, writes, and participates in educational initiatives. Mark Teh is a member of the Five Arts Centre, an interdisciplinary collective of activists and artists. There he is developing "Baling," a documentary performance that re-examines the historic Baling Talks as a central moment in the history of Malaysia.


Production and realization
Production SPIELART Festival Munich and Five Arts Center, Kuala Lumpur and Museum of Contemporary Art Seoul (MMCA) Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and Goethe-Institut Execution in cooperation with scene/asia – Art Commons Tokyo.