A co-presentation with Rich Mix, the Kelab Malam residency gives autonomy to the artists to build their own creative relationships and to work with someone outside of their artistic practice and genre of work.
This has the dual aim of broadening the artist network as well as collaborating with other artists based in London who are from the Asian diaspora.
Join Anna, Mae and Patarita as they invite you to an experimental-imaginative-journey where art, food and performance intersect.
Come with an open mind and take that creative plunge with RUMAH at Kelab Malam.
RUMAH is a platform that aims to bring the Asian diaspora communities together, Big Up one another and reflect the true representation of Asian in Britain today.
About the artists
Anna Sulan Masing is a writer, poet & academic. Her PhD looked at how identity changes when space and location changes, explored through the performative storytelling arts of Iban women. The Iban are an indigenous community, of which Anna Sulan’s father is part, in Sarawak, Malaysia on the Borneo island. This year she was part of the art residency run by East Asian Ticket Club in Hawkwood, and had a piece performed at the Encounter Bow festival in June.
Anna co-founded the public research project Sourced, which explores food and drink pathways looking to decolonise our way of thinking around food. In May this year she launched CHEESE, the magazine of culture.
Mae Williams is the Chef and owner of ‘Food with Mae’. A self taught Chef who launched ‘Pepe’s Kitchen’, a Filipino inspired canape and catering company in 2011 after the death of her father Jose ‘Pepe’ Magnaye. In 2013 Mae launched the UK’s first Filipino supper club, in 2014 Mae held a residency in Soho at the ‘Sun and 13 Cantons’ and in Portobello Rd at ‘Trailer Happiness’. In 2016, Mae appeared with Mary Berry on her Easter Special on BBC2. Mae was a founding member of the Filipino Food Movement in the UK and after a rebrand in 2019, runs a successful food blog sharing her recipes and food, collaborating with other creators and working with brands on Instagram as @FoodwithMae.
Patarita Tassanarapan (KG) is an interdisciplinary artist based in London. Originally from Thailand, she has a creative background in landscape architecture and installation art. She recently graduated from MFA Spatial Performance & Design with distinction at Architectural Association School of Architecture. Her thesis, Cuisine from Sonic Land, explored the interrelation between the food cooked from foraged ingredients and its original landscape context, resulting in a performative dining experience that paired composed soundscapes with multicultural five-course meal. Working with multimedia including space, visual, sound, and food, Tassanarapan has been focusing on constructing social engagement and connection between humans and the surrounding environment.