One year on, visual artist Kevin Bathman remembers the life and legacy of Malaysian visionary, Yasmin Ahmad with a new digital art exhibition. Using Yasmin’s own blog as inspiration, Kevin has blended her own words with striking visual images to create an art series as progressive as Yasmin’s own thoughts.
Yasmin is best known as the international award-winning Malaysian film director and Executive Creative Director of Leo Burnett Kuala Lumpur. She was responsible for writing and directing Petronas television commercials and films such as Sepet, Mukhsin, Muallaf and Talentime that shattered social boundaries and barriers in Malaysia. In July last year Yasmin suffered a stroke: the subsequent neurosurgery failed to save her.
Kevin Bathman, a Malaysian who resides in Sydney, currently works as an Art Director. He was so inspired with Yasmin’s outlook on life and her inspirational body of work, that Kevin devoted his expertise to paying tribute to one of Malaysia’s seminal figures.
Farah Al Amin, Project Manager of the Australia-Malaysia Film Festival 2010 said, “Yasmin Ahmad was a person with a genuine love for humanity, who is humble and kind but wasn’t afraid to stand up for her beliefs. The quotes chosen by Kevin are positive messages that anyone of any age and background can relate to. They celebrate humanity in all its glory.”
For more information on the project please contact Kevin Bathman +61 4 04 962 992 (AUS) or email
email@example.com. You can also join the facebook group “In Her Own Words: A Celebration of
Humanity and Universal Love”
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5th - 18th July 2010
The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre
Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan
27th – 31st August 2010
The Arts House
1 Old Parliament Lane
Exhibition in collaboration with Causeway Exchange 2010
2nd - 6th October 2010
ACMI (Australian Centre for Moving Image)
Federation Square, Flinders Street,
Exhibition in collaboration with Australia-Malaysia Film Festival 2010