We first met Jeffrey Lim back in 2012, when he presented his idea for a bicycle map of Kuala Lumpur at Poskod Talks. Three years on, we’re delighted to see that this map has not only been published, but also paved the way for a cycling lane in Kuala Lumpur.
In conjunction with Merdeka Day, artist Gan Siong King has produced a compelling, beautifully crafted film that documents Jeffrey’s process of designing and sourcing data for the map. The 18 minute film takes us on a journey both through Jeffrey’s mind and the streets of Kuala Lumpur – from the bright lights of Bukit Bintang to the lesser known paths. As Jeffrey himself explains, cycling is not just a form of transportation – it’s a way to get to know the city.
The video, co-produced with Ronnie Khoo and Jeffrey himself, is the second in Gan Siong King’s series about art practitioners in Malaysia. His previous essay-films have been about Ong Chia Koon, a contemporary calligrapher.
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