Siapa Nama Kamu? (2019)
Siapa Nama Kamu is a collaborative performance piece by:
Alysha Rahmat Shah
The performance is in response to the blank space in Norah Lea’s Past & Present Lives of ________. The name of the performance piece references from Chua Mia Tee’s iconic painting National Language Class as depicting Singaporeans of different ethnicities freeing themselves from English, the language of their colonial masters, by learning Malay, the national language of Singapore, Malaya and the Malay world.
Unpacking the identity politics present within Past & Present Lives of _____, this performance is an extension of the conversation of identities, that are often hidden in plain sight, within the pro-colonialist mandated narrative of Singapore and the Nusantara.