Calling from Malaysia

A number of years ago, I worked with an MFA student from Malaysia, Siew-Wai Kok.  She was a very smart, sensitive, and unique student.  Siew-Wai worked primarily with video and music (her specialty was vocal improvisation).  She spent a number of years in Buffalo before coming to Alfred to earn her MFA.  Siew-Wai moved back to Buffalo after earning her degree, and became involved in the local art scene.  After a couple of years in Buffalo, she got mixed up  in a strange and stressful legal/political tug-of-war and was sent back to Malaysia; the government refused to renew her visa (I always assumed that was because she is from a Muslim country).

Since returning to Kuala Lumpur, Siew-Wai has remained involved with her experimental improvisation.  She sends me email updates from time to time.  I got these links this morning.  It’s always good to hear from old friends.

Salamat Mendengarkan!


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