This year, KLEX à MTL will open Festival Accès Asie’s Perles d’ici series, its international exchange component. KLEX Festival (Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film, Video and Music), possibly the only long-running Malaysian festival dedicated to experimental cinema, video, and improvised music, will celebrate its 10th anniversary in November 2019.
KLEX à MTL presents a program of experimental short films and video art that have all been part of previous editions of KLEX. The works were selected by Siew-Wai Kok, Malaysian videographer and musician, co-founder and co-director of KLEX festival. Exchange is, culturally and literally, is at the center of KLEX’s vision.
Works by Wuttin Chansataboot (Thailand), Toh Hun Ping (Singapore), Safwan Salleh (Malaysia), Low Pey Sien (Malaysia), Pauline Despi (Philippines), and Chloe Yap Mun Ee (Malaysia) will be presented for the first time in Montreal and, in some cases, for the first time in Canada and North America.
As part of its 10th anniversary celebrations in November, KLEX Festival will in turn host a program of experimental short films by Montreal-based artists of Asian origin. Fabrizio Gilardino, graphic designer, Italian-Canadian independent curator, and member of KLEX Festival’s selection committee, selected films which were screened at past editions of Festival Accès Asie.
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