CHARACTERIZED Kuala Lumpur 2013, Tuesday 30 April 2013, 7:00pm, MAPKL, Black Box-Publika, Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
"Over the past few decades, Malaysia has been bearing a rapidly fast changing landscape within the creative industries. As Malaysia establishes its national creative policy to be at sync with the heartbeat of the emerging global creative economy - there has been nationwide expansion of creative establishments, particularly in graphic design, motion, product and web design. From here numerous surfacing of young budding talents and self initiated art collectives - all adhere with a single aspiration - and that is to create a vibrant and energetic design scene that is not only modern but also infused with a rich cultural heritage."
It's quite common to see billboards in Bangkok like this one - which appear to have been left in an interim state - after the termination of one advertising promotion and before the commission of another.
The mono-rail track suspended above Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok allows travellers to view the city and street life in air-conditioned comfort. In this way the train appears to situate its passengers as spectators of a programmed urban non-place in much the same way as motorists are seen to be located within the space of the German Autobahns - as described by Marc Augé.
Augé, Marc. 1995 Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity, London/New York, : Verso