In 1952 Malaya, cabaret dancer Rose Chan
's bra snapped on stage. Noticing the enthusiastic response from the audience, she decided to capitalise on this, and transformed herself into Malaysia's first (and so far only) Queen of Striptease
. (Many of these links have NSFW pictures) [more inside]
Visual artist Nick Cave (not of The Bad Seeds)
worked together for months with students across various departments of the University of North Texas to present Heard
, a visual and musical burst of vibrancy based on Cave's childhood experiences of colouring in horses and being told by his mother: "It doesn’t matter if it’s pink. If he wants it to be pink, it can be pink."
. And not just pink, even.