This is something I started in response to the detention of Maria Chin Abdullah, Chairperson of Bersih 2.0. Bersih is a movement for free and fair elections in Malaysia. Maria was arrested on 18 Nov 2016 under SOSMA (Security Offenses Special Measures Act 2012), a cruel and draconian law that allows for detention without trial. She is being held in an undisclosed location, in a 15 x 8ft windowless cell, in solitary confinement.

I am posting these to my Facebook page, but I will archive them here too, to be accessible across platforms.

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#6) 28 Nov 2016 – Maria was released at 4:30pm after 10 days in dentention

RELEASE // BEBAS 

This was made as a video. View it here.

Many thanks to Zedeck Siew for assisting.

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This is something I started in response to the detention of Maria Chin Abdullah, Chairperson of Bersih 2.0. Bersih is a movement for free and fair elections in Malaysia. Maria was arrested on 18 Nov 2016 under SOSMA (Security Offenses Special Measures Act 2012), a cruel and draconian law that allows for detention without trial. She is being held in an undisclosed location, in a 15 x 8ft windowless cell, in solitary confinement.

I am posting these to my Facebook page, but I will archive them here too, to be accessible across platforms.

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#5) 27 Nov 2016 – Day 9 in detention

THE BOX II: LIGHTS ON 24/7

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“Also aggravating was the fluorescent security light, which was on 24/7. Even closing my eyes allowed no relief, as its electronic hum was a inescapable reminder of the artificial environment and oppressive conditions to which I was subjected…”

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“Yang teruk juga lampu fluorosen yang dibuka 24 jam. Tutup mata pun tidak dapat lega, sebab dengungan elektroniknya menjadi peringatan tegas tentang persekitaran buatan dan keadaan menekan yang dikenakan pada saya…”

Nathan Brewer, 29, “Voices from Solitary”

http://solitarywatch.com/category/projects/voices/

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CHALLENGE

You are welcome to take part in One Artwork A Day Until Maria is Released challenge. Drawings, songs, poems, fiction, concept art, performance, photos, anything.

\\ Sekiranya mau terima cabaran Satu Karya Setiap Hari Sehingga Maria Bebas, silakan. Lukisan, lagu, puisi, cerpen, konsep, persembahan, foto, apa saja.

Hashtag #bebasMaria #MansuhSOSMA #Art4Maria

This is something I started in response to the detention of Maria Chin Abdullah, Chairperson of Bersih 2.0. Bersih is a movement for free and fair elections in Malaysia. Maria was arrested on 18 Nov 2016 under SOSMA (Security Offenses Special Measures Act 2012), a cruel and draconian law that allows for detention without trial. She is being held in an undisclosed location, in a 15 x 8ft windowless cell, in solitary confinement.

I am posting these to my Facebook page, but I will archive them here too, to be accessible across platforms.

#4) 26 Nov 2016 – Day 8 in detention

THE BOX: SOLITARY CONFINEMENT IS TORTURE / KURUNGAN SEORANG DIRI = SEKSAAN

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“I was not physically tortured, but solitary confinement is a psychological kind of torture that doesn’t leave any marks. You get out; people see you’ve survived. Sure, you’re thinner, but otherwise you look OK. But the mental scars are so deep. People who had spent time in solitary were really the only people who could understand what I’d experienced.”

- Sarah Shourd, 37, author and prison rights advocate, spent 410 days in solitary in Iran from 2009 – 2010

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“Badan saya tidak diseksa, tapi kurungan solitari sejenis penyeksaan psikologi yang tidak meninggalkan tanda. Kau keluar; orang lain lihat kau hidup. Memang kau sudah kurus, selain itu kau nampak OK. Tapi kesan mentalnya begitu dalam. Apa yang saya alami hanya boleh difahami oleh mereka yang pernah habiskan masa dalam solitari.”

- Sarah Shourd, 37, penulis dan aktivis hak tahanan – 410 hari dalam kurungan solitari di Iran dari 2009 – 2010

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CHALLENGE

You are welcome to take part in One Artwork A Day Until Maria is Released challenge. Drawings, songs, poems, fiction, concept art, performance, photos, anything.

\\ Sekiranya mau terima cabaran Satu Karya Setiap Hari Sehingga Maria Bebas, silakan. Lukisan, lagu, puisi, cerpen, konsep, persembahan, foto, apa saja.

Hashtag #bebasMaria #MansuhSOSMA #Art4Maria

This is something I started in response to the detention of Maria Chin Abdullah, Chairperson of Bersih 2.0. Bersih is a movement for free and fair elections in Malaysia. Maria was arrested on 18 Nov 2016 under SOSMA (Security Offenses Special Measures Act 2012), a cruel and draconian law that allows for detention without trial. She is being held in an undisclosed location, in a 15 x 8ft windowless cell, in solitary confinement.

I am posting these to my Facebook page, but I will archive them here too, to be accessible across platforms.

#3) 25 Nov 2016 – Day 7 in detention

“PEDANG DAN BUNGA // FLOWER AND SWORD” – DIY ZINE

I made yesterday’s story into a 16-page zine (DIY book) you can print out and distribute!

It fits on an A4 sheet and looks like this:

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To make it, you need the following materials:

- Printer
- A4 paper
- Scissors
- Stapler

INSTRUCTIONS

1) Print out the images below on two sides of one sheet of A4 paper. Click images to open in a new window and right click to save to your computer.

FRONT PAGE:

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BACK PAGE:

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Here is the layout for the pages, so you can see what goes where:

FRONT PAGE:

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BACK PAGE:

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2. Fold the paper in half

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3. Fold it in half again

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4. Fold it in half one last time

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4. Staple the center

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5. Cut off the top and right edges and you have a zine!

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CHALLENGE

You are welcome to take part in One Artwork A Day Until Maria is Released challenge. Drawings, songs, poems, fiction, concept art, performance, photos, anything.

\\ Sekiranya mau terima cabaran Satu Karya Setiap Hari Sehingga Maria Bebas, silakan. Lukisan, lagu, puisi, cerpen, konsep, persembahan, foto, apa saja.

Hashtag #bebasMaria #MansuhSOSMA #Art4Maria

This is something I started in response to the detention of Maria Chin Abdullah, Chairperson of Bersih 2.0. Bersih is a movement for free and fair elections in Malaysia. Maria was arrested on 18 Nov 2016 under SOSMA (Security Offenses Special Measures Act 2012), a cruel and draconian law that allows for detention without trial. She is being held in an undisclosed location, in a 15 x 8ft windowless cell, in solitary confinement.

I am posting these to my Facebook page, but I will archive them here too, to be accessible across platforms.

#2) 24 Nov 2016 – Day 6 in detention

“PEDANG DAN BUNGA // FLOWER AND SWORD”

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CHALLENGE

You are welcome to take part in One Artwork A Day Until Maria is Released challenge. Drawings, songs, poems, fiction, concept art, performance, photos, anything.

\\ Sekiranya mau terima cabaran Satu Karya Setiap Hari Sehingga Maria Bebas, silakan. Lukisan, lagu, puisi, cerpen, konsep, persembahan, foto, apa saja.

Hashtag #bebasMaria #MansuhSOSMA #Art4Maria