VERSION 2020 - THE COMPLETE FUTURES OF MALAYSIA CHAPTER 3
Mark Teh (Kuala Lumpur)
28.10. 7.00 pm - 8.15 pm
29.10. 7.00 pm - 8.15 pm
30.10. 5.30 pm - 6.45 pm
31.10. 7.00 pm - 8.15 pm
Gasteig Black Box
Entrance € 18,00 | Reduced € 9,00
Premiere | artist talk after the performance on Oct 29, moderated by Malte Jelden
English and Malaysian with German and English supertitles.
»GIVE US BACK OUR VOICE«
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.
Conception and Direction Mark Teh Production Design Wong Tay Sy Creative Producer June Tan Production Assistant Ong Tong Lighting Design Syamsul Azhar Projections and Performance Fahmi Reza Performance Faiq Syazwan Kuhiri, Imri Nasution, Lee Ren Xin and Roger Liew Stage Manager Hoe Hui Ting German translations Lilian-Astrid Geese
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 developed BALING, a documentary performance that re-examines the historic Baling Talks as a central moment in the history of Malaysia.
Production and realization
Produced by Five Arts Centre (Malaysia) in Co-Production with SPIELART Festival Munich, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA). Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and Goethe-Institut Execution in cooperation with scene/asia – Art Commons Tokyo.