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Not quite lost

September 13, 2010

An arts festival aims to retrace the colourful history of a community enveloped by development.

Yeoh Lian Heng [pictured to the left] leads a group  known as the Lost Generation Arts Space. His answer is philosophical when asked why that name: “Well, partly I like the author Ernest Hemingway and he touched on this theme – as you progress you also lose something – which intrigues me.

“I think our group is about trying to find what we have lost. We began working with the community in Berembang, a Malay village near Jalan Ampang, almost by accident in 2008. This is our biggest project so far.”

“We have had to act quickly because when it comes to documenting oral history, many of the people we speak to are elderly. The whole landscape and environment changes quickly and something you take for granted can be gone overnight,” Yeoh adds. More…

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