Salam 1 Jepun is a 2-day event about Fairuz Sulaiman’s experience with the Japan-East Asian Network of Exchange for Students and Youths or JENESYS Programme in 2012. Salam Satu Jepun is an expressive documentation of Fairuz’s adventures in the land of the rising sun. Talks and demonstrations will be conducted for visitors during the day on his learning experience in Japan as well as `the-making-of’ his feature show, `Laksama Do Re Mix.’
The culmination of his work is a shadow-puppet or `wayang kulit’- inspired performance intergrated with color-tracking animation. Inspired by the P.Ramlee classic film `Laksmana Do Re Mi’; this show is a mixture of Japanese and Malaysian popular culture with a blend surrealistic humour.
His distinctive style of fusing analog and digital will be seen in his techniques of narrative-puppetry, color tracking animation and digital sound effects.
the official poster.
final battle scene between Laksamana Do Re Mix(who, in this version are samurais) and the evil villain, Pikaboo.(step brother of Pikachoo). Take note of the reversed Shibuya background.
the red spot on the left wayang is being tracked with the projection of the large fist, while the green spot on the right wayang is being tracked with the projection of the purple blood.
Documentation video :
Special thanks to :
The Japan Foundation Headquarters & Japan Foundation KL
National Visual Arts Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
Yamaguchi Center for Arts & Media (YCAM)
Tan Hui Koon
Hasnul J. Saidon
Cham Yang Hui
Yong Hooi Khim