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Berat Mata Memandang, Berat Lagi Bahu Memikul

Performance Art

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This work encapsulates the internal turmoil of queer Malay Muslims when negotiating their identity in heteronormative, Malay-Islamic spaces. Using ablution as a tangible access point, the cyclical cleansing rite captures the constant disorienting experience in one's attempt to reconcile one’s queer and religious identity.


Iskandar Ruhaizat


Iskandar Ruhaizat (no preferred pronouns, but dia or they/them can be used) is a designer and artist whose practice re-examines Malay traditions, Islamic dogma, and queer identity; weaving them together using interdisciplinary practices to explore the notion of identity, representation, and gaze.