PechaKucha Night uncovers more local talents in second edition
By Danielle Sendou Ringgit
After the disastrous Kelantan flood last year, Azy Yanti Morni was approached by an acquaintance to be a part of a volunteering team in a book project called ‘The Eternal Storm-Sekali Air Bah, Selamanya Pasir Berubah’.
“When we arrived there everything was a mess,” she recalled when she first arrived in Kelantan.
An enlightening experience, Azy was in Kelantan for 10 days. She spent her time sketching what she saw in the Kelantan flood aftermath and talking to the villagers of their experience during the flood.
A few months after the volunteering work, the book was published by Institut Terjemahan dan Buku Malaysia (ITBM) and sold to the public with proceeds from book sales going directly to building new houses for the flood victims.
Aside from Azy, also presenting was paper artist Lulu Ma who taught herself the art of quilling, an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled and shaped together to create decorative design.
She was one of the 12 speakers at the second edition of Pecha Kucha Night organised by Integrated Design Consultant (IDC) which requires each presenter to present their topics in 20 images over six minutes and 40 seconds.
Lulu showed how she began quilling when she was doing her PhD as a way to de-stress and channel her creative energy.
“The most satisfying thing about quilling is to have all the paper rolled and prepared and afterwards having it assembled the way you imagine it in your mind,” she said.
As of now, Lulu is actively using her quilling skills to make greeting cards and conduct quilling classes.
Among other presenters were architect Ng Chee Wee and Wee Hii Min, artist Beth Lau, photographer Bong Chan Fan, capoeira practitioner Malcolm Wu, illustrator and animator Vann Law, graphic designer John Huang, marathon enthusiast Jonathan Soon, abstract expressionist David Chew, and filmmaker Samuel Wong.
The next Pecha Kucha will be held early next year where they are targeting young presenters below the age of 19.
To know more about Pecha Kucha, check out their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PechaKuchaKCH. or website at www.pechakucha.org