This research project presents a video featuring interviews of spectator reactions and interactions from the performance of multi-disciplinary artist Anida Yoeu Ali during two iterations of her performance 'The Buddhist Bug' Project.
The performances and interviews took place at Wei-Ling Gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Haus der Kunst in Munich, Germany. Produced by Tanya Michele Amador / Amador Arts Projects Co-produced by Sofia Coombe / Art Locker Video Production credit: Hafiiz Karim.
About the performance: "The Buddhist Bug seeks to map a new spiritual and social landscape through its surreal existence amongst ordinary people and everyday environments.... It is an interdisciplinary ongoing series of performances that explore issues of displacement and belonging. Attempting to find crucial intersections between performing narratives and audience engagement, 'The Bug' is a fantastic saffron-colored creature that can span the length of a 100-metre bridge or coil into a small orange ball. Rooted in an autobiographical exploration of identity, 'The Bug' comes from the artist’s own spiritual turmoil between Islam and Buddhism. Set amongst everyday people in ordinary moments, 'The Bug' provokes obvious questions of belonging and displacement..." -Anida Yoeu Ali www.anidayoeuali.com