Our vision for Malaysia
our JOURNEY from CoLOUR-BLINDNESS TO COLOUR EMBRACING
It started when a lot of negativity surfaced around Malaysia over the past couple of years. Colour-blindness (B&W) has always been the go to trend to address unity in diversity, though a great concept, we, The Rojak Projek thought of it in a different light. To us, the beauty being a multicultural Malaysia shouldn't be diluted to shades of grey because our colours is where the beauty lies!
So on the first day of 2016, we wanted to share our creative and positive perspective on how our Malaysian diversity is truly beautiful. This was done through a series of conceptual artwork featuring yummy Malaysian food of our friends with their vision for Malaysia.
"Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate. But Malaysian food takes it to the next level and we Malaysians know it! Our food has always been the gesture of peace which allows us to sit, eat and enjoy each other's company despite our differences. It is our differences that makes us unique. These artworks are about showcasing not only the beauty in variety of Malaysian food but the message that our diversity is equally beautiful."
/ Disciplines: Social Awareness
phase 1 (2015):
MESSAGE FROM THE ROJAK PROJEK:
We, The Rojak Projek wish to thank all who have participated in this initiative! Though it's hard to identify the colour of our skin through the portraits and artworks, Malaysians with all sorts of ethnic backgrounds participated in this project! Just as how Malaysia isn't complete without our diversity, these artworks wouldn't have had the same impact without every single one of you.
We hope this project has inspired Malaysians to strive for a better Malaysia that embraces each other with love, respect and positivity coming into the new year of 2016. However, let's not just stop at loving our fellow Malaysians, let's also remember to always stand up and defend the bond that we all share when tribulation comes our way.
Once again, our deepest thanks to all of you who have allowed us to use your portraits as a means to spread the message that's deep in all our hearts - iaitu 'Malaysia tak sama kalau kita tak bersama!'
Let us all stay Hungry for a Better Malaysia!
The Rojak Projek
'thank you' messages & responses from our Malaysian brothers & sisters:
you can also check out where were we featured here.
IT'S MORE THAN "FOOD ART"
"We're not all artist.
But we are learning the art to serve our country with whatever we have."
Where we ate, mingle and took black and white portraits of our friends all over!
Art Direction and Concept:
Lim Sheng Feiyan (Faye)
Logo Design by:
Designlabour (Inspired by the *brown tapau paper*)
Kopi-Writers & Social Media Postings:
Rachelle Gan, Melissa Tan & Rachel Lee Ju Wei
Jonathan Ng Hann Tung & Rachel Lee Ju Wei
Chua Vui Chuan, Ahmad Faliq Fauzi, Tabitha Xavier, Kenny Wang, Ng Wen Yi,
Belveen Singh, Wening Cheah, Jannah Sani, Rachel Lee, Alisha Jackson, Jonathan Cool and Lim Sheng Feiyan (Faye).
Lim Sheng Feiyan (Faye)
ROJAK PARTY VENUE:
Lim Sheng Feiyan (Faye) and Rachel Lee Ju Wei.
Thank you to those who attended the Rojak Party 1,2 and 3!
Thank you, Ivan Ong, Sheldon Siegar Shampson and Yvonne Goh from SIB KL (KBM Service) and
the Vennoo’s family for allowing us to take your portraits!
Thank you, Kimberly Yong & Kezia for making it happen by buying some of the kuih’s from Sabah and Sarawak!