April 27, 2009



Tuesday @ 8:30pm, 28 April 2009
Yandsen + Azmyl Yunor
Special Guest: Self Conscious Acronym(ed) Man

Thursday @ 8:30pm, 30 April 2009
Reflex Reactions (Yandsen & Siew Wai)
Special Guest: Self Conscious Acronym(ed) Man

See you there!

April 20, 2009

SiCKL Open Lab 006: 25th April 2009

SiCKL OPEN LAB (SOL) 006: February 2009

Date & Time: Saturday, 25th April 2008 @ 8:30pm

Venue: Studio in Cheras, KL (SiCKL)
No. 75, 3rd Floor (top floor),
Amber Business Plaza,
Jalan Jelawat 1,
Cheras 56100, Kuala Lumpur. (1 minute walk from Cheras LRT Station, Star Line)

Attire: Casual and light cuz we are HOT!


Siew Wai: kokbuffalo@yahoo.com / swsuny@hotmail.com
Sow Yee: truely_au@hotmail.com

For driving directions: Yandsen 012-9198031


'Metamorphose' by Alan McLean & Goh Lee Kwang
Alan McLean and Goh Lee Kwang will perform a short extract from a work in progress 'Metamorphose' for electric guitar and sound mixer.

Goh Lee Kwang grew up in Penang and studied visual art at the Malaysian Institute of Art in Kuala Lumpur. His sound work includes sample-based pieces and installations. He adopted the stereo DJ mixer with feedback loop as his main instrument in 2004 and performed extensively across western Europe. His awards and honors include the Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowship, Klangraum Fellowship, and Künstlerhäuser Worpswede Fellowship 2008.

Alan McLean studied Philosophy in his native Scotland and started playing electric guitar two years ago. On this occasion, the duo use visual art as a focus for their sound work and as a source of compositional structure. The music takes its name from a print by the Dutch graphic artist M. C. Escher. Part devised, part improvisation, it exploits the sound possibilities of electronic feedback and simple guitar pedals.

Self Conscious Acronym(ed) Man (SCAM) with sappy love songs
Yet another mask that is worn to reveal never before seen fake unadultered emotions and heartbreak.

Silent Kheat (Electronic music)

Tomonari Nishikawa (Experimental Film)
Nishikawa started filmmaking in 2001 at SUNY Binghamton, where he pursued his BA in Cinema and Philosophy. His film and video pieces have been shown at major film festivals, including New York Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, San Francisco International Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, and Berinale. Over the past years, Nishikawa made several film installation works using pinhole techniques, and such works have been exhibited at San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, Still Motion in Toronto, and Headlands Center for the Arts. He serves as a Board of Directors for Canyon Cinema, a distribution company for experimental films, and works as a guest advisor of Yebisu International Festival for Arts. Nishikawa currently resides in Bangkok as an Asian Intellectual Fellowship from The Nippon Foundation, researching on experimental cinema in Southeast Asia.

Karen Johannesen (Experimental Film)
Graduated from San Francisco Art Institute, Karen Johannesen is an experimental filmmaker now based in Chicago. She works with small gauge films.


SiCKL OPEN LAB (SOL) is a bi-monthly art laboratory where artists come together to show individual’s work and form new collaboration. SOL has started since June 2008.

Dare to experiment! Surprise us and surprise yourself!

SOL happens bi-monthly on the last Saturday of the month. Please contact us to book a gig.


April 01, 2009

Improv Lab @ FINDARS


Yong Yandsen (musician)
Fahmi Fadzil (actor)
Azmyl Yunor (musician)
JacAlMap (musician)
Lärmpirat (musician, Austria)

SiCKL presents Improv Lab @ FINDARS as a monthly art laboratory for artists, musicians and performers who are interestedwho want to experiment with improvisation. In every lab, 4 artists will be featured to perform a short set each (15 mins). The lab will then end with a final jamming session by all artists. We encourage artists from different disciplines working together. Artists from all disciplines are welcome, as long as you can work out a way for yourself to improvise with your art medium.

Improvisation is indeed the first stage of any creation, and then composition comes in when we arrange our ideas, elaborate some and abandon the others. There is immense energy and creativity in the improvisation stage where rules are constantly being created, worked on and abandoned. In improvised art and music, this process goes on and on, moving into the unknown, of unexpected possibilities. Improvisation requires a great deal of concentration, communication, interaction and awareness among the performers because there will be no “2nd take”. There is a certain urgency in improvisation as the final performance/art product itself because you create as you think, simultaneously, and the process IS the final product itself. As improvisers, we have to be alert, ready and respond quickly when we create this “NOW” together. Many contemporary artists, dancers and musicians have explored improvisation in great depth. Free jazz musicians such as
Peter Broztmann, Hank Bennik and Derek Bailey; dancers such as Merce Cunningham, have all worked extensively with improvisation.

Come join us on the FIRST THURSDAY of every month and let’s create our own very unique moment together, NOW!

We create NOW, and NOW we CREATE!

For more information, please contact:
Siew Wai: kokbuffalo@yahoo.com
Yandsen: 012-9198031