Rafi Abdullah
(in collaboration with)
Tristan Lim
Studio Darious Ou
Malayan Orchid (2022)

2 parts

Inkjet on paper
29.7 x 42 cm each

Stainless steel, print on paper
64 x 88 cm

First of an extended trilogy, Malayan Orchid is an installation-based work, that is centred around a collaborative graphic novel written by Rafi Abdullah, designed by Studio Darius Ou, with art works by artist Tristan Lim. Set in the year 2024, the graphic novel follows the story of a security officer at a water amusement park discovering phantom poems in the crevices of her place of employment. What ensues is a journey of discovering historicities and encountering memories unbeknownst to her.

Fumbling through speculative fiction, autobiographical truths, half truths, ‘hard truths’, and lies, the work is an attempt at revising revisionism.

Malayan Orchid (Audio Book)


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