Researcher Malaysia

Hasnul Jamal Saidon

2003 Residence Program

Born in 1967. Received his MA in Electronic Art at the Rensselaer Polytechinic Institute, USA after grading from the Art and Design Department of the MARA Institute of Technology, Malaysia and the Southern Illinois University, USA. Currently, teaches at the University Sains Malaysia, Penang.

[Residence Program] Sep 29, 2003〜Dec 23, 2003

Exchange Activities

During his residency, Hasnul Jamal Saidon continuously conducted the online exchange project, “Upload:Download (UD)” in which students in Fukuoka and Kuala Lumpur made media art in collaboration. He also had lecture series for the local people to introduce media art in Malaysia.

Activity Schedule

September 29
Arrived in Fukuoka after launching a website of the UD project in Malaysia.
September 30
Had a discussion about plans of activities during his residency.
October 4
Looked around the Hakata Toumyou - Lantern Arts Festival.
October 7-10
Visited the Kyushu Visual Arts College, Kyushu Sangyo University, Fukuoka University of Education and Faculty of Design, Fukuoka University to look for participants of the project.
October 15
Visited the com+ in Daimyo to see video arts of Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
October 17
Visited the San-gousouko (Studio and Exhibition Space).
October 18
Presented the UD project to ten university students at FAAM.
November 2 and 9
Presented his lecture series on “Media Art in Malaysia”.
November 8
Accompanied FAAM’s volunteer’s study tour to the Akiyoshidai International Art Village and Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media.
November 23-29
Made a research trip to Kyoto and Tokyo. He visited the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Kyoto Seika University, Mori Art Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.
December 20
Held “Upload:Downlord” exhibition in the Artists’ gallery. He also presented his report of the UD project in the AJIBI Hall.
December 23
Left Fukuoka.

Lecture Series on Malaysian Art by Hasnul Jamal Saidon

Dates and Time: December 2, Tuesday and December 9, Tuesday
(two lectures)
From 18:30 each time
Venue: AJIBI Hall

1st Lecture: "Media Art in Malaysia"
December 2, Tuesday

In Malaysia, various artists made works of "media art" as expressive
medium since the 1980's until now. The lecture introduced works of
r11edia art by Malaysian artists, such as video art, installation and digital
prints of computer-generated art. (42 people attended)

2nd Lecture: "Transcending Boundaries: New Media and
Performance in Malaysia"
December 9, Tuesday

Introducing his art activities as media artist during the past 12 years,
Hasnul talked about a possibility of media art in experimental
performance and theatrical art. (44 people attended)

Online Exchange Project between Fukuoka and Kuala Lumpur "Upload:Download" Exhibition

Dates: December 20, Saturday to January 18, Sunday
Venue: Artists'Gallery
Organizer: Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
Curator: Hasnul Jamal Saidon
Number of Visitors: 1,677

"Upload:Download" was the experimental online project in which
students from Fukuoka and Kuala Lumpur made media art in
collaboration by accessing its website from each terminal. This
exhibition introduced works made from October 18 by the participants,
and the outline of the project.

From Fukuoka
lnokura Yoko (Fukuoka University of Education)
Uno Yumiko (Faculty of Design, Kyushu University)
Kimishima Masanori (Faculty of Design, Kyushu University)
Sakurai Rieko (Faculty of Design, Kyushu University)
Nagao Yosuke (Faculty of Design, Kyushu University)
Hokabe Yoshiko (Faculty of Design, Kyushu University)
Miyake Ayako (Faculty of Design, Kyushu University)
Miyata Kunpei (Fukuoka University of Education)
Yamashita Megumi (Kyushu Sangyo University)
Yoshida Hiromi (Faculty of Design, Kyushu University)
From Kuala Lumpur
Roopesh Sitharan (Multimedia University)
Yazid Kamal Baharin (MARA Institute of Technology)
Tan Chee Lok (Multimedia University)
Lim Kok Young (Multimedia University)

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