​Fairuz Sulaiman is a multimedia artist. With his background in Film & Animation, he is an active proponent of the indie music scene with his analogue and performative visuals. He has been involved in several international artist-in-residency and recently a part of Project Glocal in Taipei, supported by the Digital Art Foundation (DAF). He is also the co-director for DAM Interactive and co-creator for DAC Festival, a festival that showcases heritage and technology.

Rickey Cheng is a graduate from the National Taiwan University in 1991-1995. He is the Taiwan-based author for ARTCO and ARTitude both of which are renowned contemporary art magazines in Taiwan. He is also the Chinese translator of Peter Galison/William Kentridge’s ‘The Refusal of Time’, “100 Notes - 100 Thoughts”, dCUMENTA(13). Rickey currently works as the Editor-in-Chief of No Man’s Land at DAF, Taipei.

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She is a visual artist who has participated in significant exhibitions in the Philippines and abroad. Currently, aside from her individual art practice, she is busy co-directing the programs and activities of 98B COLLABoratory. Marika has a background in architecture, fine arts majoring in Art History from University of Philipinnes

fairuz sulaiman

He is a force in the local independent music scene as he is instrumental to releasing genre-defying musicians such as by Liyana Fizi, NAO, Citizens of Ice Cream and Dirgahayu through his own record label, Soundscape Records. He is also one of the founding members for Live Fact, a space that showcases independent or alternative acts in Kuala Lumpur.

culturetopia: culture of imaginary space

2nd Festival

Rikey CHENG, Wen-chi  鄭文琦

A founding member of Rumah Air Panas Art Society [RAP]  that aims to explore and coalesce visual arts and other cultural practices through collaboration in exhibition and project; documentation and exchange of ideas in discussion .Yap’s MappingKLArtSpace,an on-going project in 2005 mapping the art spaces in the city from the past to present has been featured in the 52nd Venice (2006) and Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale (2007).

Suzy is an artist, designer and curator works at an intersection of art, architecture and media technology and translates this interest through community-building art projects. She is co-producer for Digital Art + Culture festival, a contributing writer to This Scene and a Japan Foundation Asia Center fellow in 2015 for her research in alternative art spaces in Japan and southeast Asia.

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How would a penangite look at the island's rapid paced urban transformation? How would outsiders perceive penang based on media reports or brief visits? despite where one's encounter begins with the island, every narrative is valid part of the penang's history and contemporary imagery. Responding to the different 'utopias'. 'Utopia' is of greek origin is a combination of two words, 'ou' means not and 'topos' means place. Not a place. the 2nd instalment of da+c festival presented four curatorial trajectories exploring this concept of imaginary space by four malaysian and international curators. Extension programs by guest curators marika b. Constantino & anjo bolarda from 98b-collaboratory, manila and architecture student association (archisa), universiti teknologi mara (UiTM) and vors design, were also part of the festival's line-up.

CULTURETOPIA explored George Town’s urban fabric, searched for ways to include it in the (digital) dialogue of a modern town. Artists interpreted the heritage built environment through ways of urban intervention. Artworks expressed forms of networked spaces, connecting the disconnected, temporal, ephemeral, sublime, specificity and  field forces. from sounds of unoccupied lots in komtar to burmese cuisine, from a warung that projects video on street walls and lcd screens creating pixeled 'paintings'-the media art works look at the digital art + culture festival looks to wotk with george town in mind.
fariz hanapiah

Fariz Hanapiah is a motion designer based in Cyberjaya, Malaysia. He has worked on numerous commercial projects range from music videos to tv commercials. Currently he’s concentrating on experimental works involving the technique visual mapping for installations, displays and visual performances. Fariz co-founded Motiofixo, a motion graphics studio, in 2007- A creative studio that does graphics design : motion, prints and image brandings.

marika Constantino

DA+C 2015 curators

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