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.


#5) 27 Nov 2016 – Day 9 in detention


theboxII01 theboxII02 theboxII03 theboxII04

“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…”


“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”



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