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S P A C E || The Theatre of Now

9 December @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm MYT


AN INTERACTIVE theatre program, max 8, that’s guaranteed to be ‘weird and intriguing,’ as one guest put it at Hello August in Phnom Penh a few years back.

We’ve traveled to London, Phnom Penh, Bangkok, Copenhagen, Malmoe, London, and Singapore, and are currently in Penang to share the story. What is it like to move around with a box of surprises, ready to share with whomever might fall across our paths? What stories have we managed to uncover through simply showing up with new ears with which to listen? We are ready to share the gleanings and explorations, in this very simple format: an interactive theatre. Be a part of something completely unexpected, guaranteed to be unlike anything you’ve experienced before. Some of the conversation-starting props we’ll use are pictured.

This event is RM 160pp, or free for guests of Atelier S P A C E. (See more about Atelier S P A C E || Penang here). You’ll get to view all the zines and art books (some of them are pictured) that DK’s team have been co-creating on the road from 2014-2017. RSVP to find out where. Use this form to RSVP:


9 December
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Design Kompany

What’s an ‘atelier?’

Design Kompany is hosting popup zinemaking ateliers. Before fancy academic schools for art and design came along, there were ateliers. An atelier is ‘a workshop or studio used by an artist or designer.’ These are places where you can meet new and different *others* to connection remarkable ways.

ATELIERS, APPRENTICESHIPS & ARTMAKING. Encouraging hands-on learning by doing, the hosts attended to the inner strengths of each participant. Apprentices came. Artworks were made and sold. We imagine artmaking was less commodity-focused (watch the film Posthumous, for a great comment on this) and more about the experience. And for those seeking training, it wasn’t about, one might guess, the expensive tuition fees that come with ho-hum professors (jaded people who’ve forgotten the meaning of their occupation—here I recommend Art School Confidential). Perhaps it was about the magic, if I let myself be uncool and optimistic, of Art. What it can do. How it connects us, across time, and distance. Let’s *make* something. Let’s play?

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