M U K A B U K U 
-  C A U S E W A Y  
E X C H A N G E  ( C E X )
2 6 - 3 1   A U G U S T   2 0 1 0

Whether you like it or not, online social networking sites are here to stay, transforming the way we connect with one another.

Malaysia’s first lady of theatre, Dato’ Faridah Merican, together with three writers, Mark Beau de Silva, Alex Chua and Nandang Abdul Rahman, took on the easily overlooked impact that such sites have on our everyday lives. 

Mukabuku (literal translation of 'Facebook') presented six short stories – Top Friends; Profile Picture; Could Have Been; Funeral Rights; Addiction; and Remains – that chronicle the ups and downs of the world’s most popular social networking website.

 

All photographs taken using Sony Alpha A300X. Click on the images below to expand. 

 

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Mukabuku
Mukabuku

Rehearsals at The Chamber in The Arts House. Causeway Exchange (CEX) 2010 © Evan Hwong Photographs

Mukabuku
Mukabuku

Rehearsals... Causeway Exchange (CEX) 2010 © Evan Hwong Photographs

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Mukabuku

Remembering her position. Causeway Exchange (CEX) 2010 © Evan Hwong Photographs

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Mukabuku

Remembering his position. Causeway Exchange (CEX) 2010 © Evan Hwong Photographs

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Mukabuku

Definitely liking her position. Causeway Exchange (CEX) 2010 © Evan Hwong Photographs

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Mukabuku

Not sure of his position. Causeway Exchange (CEX) 2010 © Evan Hwong Photographs

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Mukabuku

The hands that be... Looking into last minute stuffs to change or add for the show. Causeway Exchange (CEX) 2010 © Evan Hwong Photographs

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Mukabuku

Final directions given... Lighting all set... Causeway Exchange (CEX) 2010 © Evan Hwong Photographs

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Mukabuku

Sitting at the chair of former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, the director directs. Causeway Exchange (CEX) 2010 © Evan Hwong Photographs

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Mukabuku

Goofing about prior to the show. Causeway Exchange (CEX) 2010 © Evan Hwong Photographs

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Mukabuku

Final dress call... Doors opening for guests soon. Causeway Exchange (CEX) 2010 © Evan Hwong Photographs

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Mukabuku

Positions! Causeway Exchange (CEX) 2010 © Evan Hwong Photographs

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Mukabuku

Arrival of guests. Causeway Exchange (CEX) 2010 © Evan Hwong Photographs

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Mukabuku

That particular photo as seen in The Straits Times' LIFE! Page C7, August 30th, 2010. Causeway Exchange (CEX) 2010 © Evan Hwong Photographs

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Mukabuku

Show opens. Causeway Exchange (CEX) 2010 © Evan Hwong Photographs

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Mukabuku

Opening act. Causeway Exchange (CEX) 2010 © Evan Hwong Photographs

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Mukabuku

Second act. Causeway Exchange (CEX) 2010 © Evan Hwong Photographs

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Mukabuku

Chaos. Comedy. Drama. Causeway Exchange (CEX) 2010 © Evan Hwong Photographs

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Mukabuku

Chaos. Comedy. Drama. Causeway Exchange (CEX) 2010 © Evan Hwong Photographs

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Mukabuku

Encore. Causeway Exchange (CEX) 2010 © Evan Hwong Photographs

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