In partnership with Greenpeace Malaysia, the artist collective Splash and Burn has undertaken a year-long campaign in Malaysia to combat haze pollution and advocate for clean air as a fundamental human right. The project, led by artist Ernest Zacharevic, has involved five impactful interventions alongside Southeast Asian artists such as Cloakwork, Pangrok Sulap, and Fahmi Reza. The campaign culminated earlier this month in an exhibition called “Haze: Coming Soon” held in Kuala Lumpur, attracting over 6,000 attendees who engaged with thought-provoking art, film screenings, and informative displays.
The exhibition showcased powerful murals, including the “Transboundary Haze” by Ernest Zacharevic and Fahmi Reza’s “Caution: Jerebu Is Coming Back.” Other artists like Cloakwork, Trexus, Trina Teoh, Bibichun, and the Pangrok Sulap collective contributed captivating works. Studio Birthplace, a key organizer, presented a short film titled “Wasteminster: A Downing Street Disaster,” highlighting the daily export of plastic waste. The event also featured films like “Haze-zilla,” “Rewild,” and “Haze: Coming Soon.”
Through the exhibition, Greenpeace’s informative displays emphasized the detrimental impact of haze pollution on health and the environment. Visitors were urged to sign a petition advocating for enacting a Transboundary Haze Pollution Act and engage with local Members of Parliament to combat haze. The collaboration between Splash and Burn, Greenpeace, and filmmaking company Studio Birthplace demonstrates the power of art in driving awareness, fostering dialogue, and inspiring collective action to address environmental challenges, leaving a lasting impact on the fight against haze pollution.
HAZE-ZILLA via Studio Birthplace
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