Saturday, June 5, 2010

As the first representative of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's Party Committee, I would like to welcome you to the 3rd Pyongyang International Arts Festival.

We hope to raise some important questions, such as, "why?" or "too soon?" or "what time does it finish?" or "can I f*ck you?"

The 3rd Pyongyang International Arts Festival will make you think. Don't worry, Comrade, the concept is easy to understand. The theme, Weapons of Mass Adulation, holds tremendous promise. We have done the theme such justice, it has re-written the book on art shows. 

Our lineup is a staggering tribute to adulation. Datuk Ray Langenbach has been gracious enough to share with us his thoughts on Juche. As an American, he holds special insight on this topic. Fahmi Fadzil and Mark Teh chase the dream of political legitimacy in their World Cup installation. We are especially proud of the participation of Abang Guard and Ciplak, two bands that pride themselves on asking questions. Special thanks to those of you who gave their lives for your country.

The festival carries a straightforward message. That message is: I don't know. I forgot. It has something to do with making fun of ourselves.

There is a great demand for art shows like the 3rd Pyongyang International Arts Festival in the heart of KL. For several reasons. First, it is site-specific. Second, it can cause serious injury. Third, it won't be around tomorrow. Fourth, it is within walking distance of a mamak.

If you are beautiful, stuck up, a "lucky one," or an animal lover, you will surely enjoy yourself.

Park Lin Kin
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The Supreme Leader encourages us to tweet about this event. Use the #3PIAF hashtag.

The Supreme Leader is a shrewd paymaster. Please donate to us, if you like half-assed, oddball, tongue-in-cheek, one-night-only, high-concept events. Preferably an arm and a leg.
BONUS: Your name will be entered in the Hall of Fame.
Performance Schedule
20:30 Line up, Capitalist Pig-dogs!
21:00 Official launch with Datuk Langenbach
21:15 Lecture: "the ethical and moral implications of Juche"
21:30 Official tour + Ciplak set
22:00 Jun Kit
22:15 Wonderboys
22:30 Daniel Chong
22:45 Wong Siew Jye
23:00 Abang Guard For Prevention
23:15 Fireworks show by the Best Art Show in the Univers

Ground Floor
Performance Room
See Performance Schedule
Games Room
Democratic People's Republic of Korea's Road to the World Cup (Mark Teh and Fahmi Fadzil installation)
Chat Roulette
DMZ tourist trap
Broken Toilet
Relieve yourself somewhere else nearby.

Water Closet

First Floor
A video installation of a mutating face. Watch out for a special performance by HKPT.

Flica & Fairuz Sulaiman Room
Bathed in a watery light installation by Fairuz Sulaiman, Flica will be performing on and off the whole night.
Museum Room
MK-0 Dong Tiger Missiles
DMZ Table
Mrs. Kim Jong Il's artwork
Multifunction shovel video
Torture Room
We took lots of effort with this installation, please check it out.

3rd Pyongyang International Arts Festival in Kuala Lumpur

Nobody Nobody but Il, by chitoo

Interview on BFM by Organiser #1, Organiser #2 and Organiser #3

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Poster by Fahmi Reza
Project managed by Tshiung Han See, Simon Soon, and BASITU
Photos (below) by Munkao

The 3rd Pyongyang International Arts Festival arrives like a punch to the face! It has arrived three times!
There is no need to mark June 5th on your calendars—it has already been marked for you!
The 3rd Pyongyang International Arts Festival features a hensem dictator, hot chicks performing mass games, MK-0 Dong tiger missiles, anti-American love, Korean diplomats, celebrities, ChatRoulette, karaoke, DMZ table, and more!

Through the medium of dance, video, performance art, music, we hope to share with the people of Malaysia, glorious works of art from the international second world and demonstrate a refreshingly new direction in the art of satire and parody, which KL has yet to experience.

Don’t miss The Wonderboys, a brand new band that will be performing for the last time, before its members pursue lucrative solo careers. Join The Best Art Show in the Univers, CIPLAK, Mark Teh, Fahmi Fadzil, Ray Langenbach, Wong Siew Jye, Daniel Chong, Jun Kit, Sharon Chin and other state-approved artists in a beautiful and stirring tribute to the Motherland. After curfew, let the fond sounds of Flica wash over you, accompanied by a video installation by Fairuz Sulaiman.

The 3rd Pyongyang International Arts Festival will illegitimately occupy a derelict town house in the heart of KL. It will also illegitimately occupy your heart. Attendance is required. Admission is free.

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Line-up include:
The Best Art Show in the Univers
Mark Teh
Fahmi Fadzil
Daniel Chong
Ray Langenbach
Sharon Chin
Wong Siew Jye
Jun Kit
and other state-approved artists
Also, special appearance by ABANG GUARD

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Many diaspora comrades from Malaysia come
Datuk Ray Langenbach’s ribbon cutting ceremony after his stirring and educational lecture/speech
Fire breathing pet dragon courtesy of the Dear Leader and Ciplak
Ciplak’s gig, playing to anonymous Chatroulette attendees projected on the wall behind
Chinese comrade Wong Siew Jye soothing tired-of-WTF audiences
The Wonderboys, a group of South Koreans who defected to North Korea and formed an amazingly successful band, however, this is their last performance
Daniel Chong’s serenade to the Dear Leader
The Abang Guards of Prevention plays to a roaring crowd and a blonde boy from god knows where who stayed on ChatRoulette just to watch them play and gave two thumbs up!
Junkit’s interactive ikebana/disco performance
Near the end of the night, The Best Artshow in the Univers closes the event with a bang in their participatory fireworks performance
Daniel Chong posing at the DMZ table in his staring performance/competition titled “The Game”
Mark Teh and Fahmi Fadzil’s World Cup Challenge performance, Mark played as the North Korean team and took on all challengers as Fahmi provides live commentary
Princess Leia and Obi Wan with a Korean made lightsaber
Obi Wan as one of the bartenders
HKPT's video installation/performance. Carbonmarrow
Soft sounds waft from Fairuz Sulaiman/Flica’s music/installation room
Dill Malik’s paintings of our greatest and dearest leaders
The festival is a resounding success! Shieko and Munkao’s tourist trap. Now everyone can feel like a north korean. Long live the revolution!