Malaysia longest creative festival was back to Kuala Lumpur from 5-21st May 2017, with “Rediscover KL” as its theme for this year, Urbanscapes brought a lot of exciting acts start from the local artist to international ones, such as Mew, Cigarette After Sex, and even the Grammy Award winner, Clean Bandit. Not just about the acts, we also didn’t want to miss the Urbanscapes 2017 visual art component and installation at Urbanscapes House.
Walking down to the white colonial building at the corner of Hang Kasturi street, we were greeted by the hospitable host giving a short explanation on what was going on at that historical building.
Collective | Individuals
Located at the basement of Urbanscapes House, Collective | Individuals is a visual art projects which works with 7 visual arts collective and 36 individual artists in total.
We were impressed by a lot of art installation that caught our eyes as they used various of mediums to represent the ideas, from social commentaries to political humour.
Stepping into the first floor of Urbanscapes House, just right after we opened the door, we were directly fascinated by the dark room that was filed by the visual, digital and sonic exhibition made of light and sound.
They also had little space for virtual reality, the visitor were invited to put the VR headset and step into a virtual world to paint their very own version of KL
Moving up to the third floor of Urbanscapes House, the visitors were offered by the intimate look of KL street scenes, character and city silhouettes wrapped in all the hanging photograph all over the room.
What we love most is how it clearly showed one of the best feature of Kuala Lumpur, the complexity, yet rich mixture of different cultures and heritage.