Migrant Ecologies Project: A Grain of Wheat Inside a Salt Water Crocodile

The artist’s book is the main artistic contribution of the Project. It draws together the entangled stories of what we know about the crocodile, the seed and the spirit of Panglima Ah Chong, alongside a series of odes to them. Here, all the artists are helping to hold our 4.7m book – the exact length of the saltwater crocodile – in Longyearbyen, Svalbard.

About the author(s)

Kathy Rowland is the Managing Editor of ArtsEquator.com, a registered charity that she co-founded with Jenny Daneels in 2016. The site is dedicated to supporting and promoting arts criticism with a regional perspective in Southeast Asia. Kathy has worked in the arts for over 25 years, working in the areas of critical writing and arts advocacy, with a special interest in media platforms for the arts. She is the Project Lead for ArtsEquator’s Southeast Asian Arts and Culture Censorship Documentation Project, launched in 2021. She has written extensively on censorship of arts and culture in Malaysia. She was a member of the International Programme Advisory Committee of the 8th World Summit on Arts and Culture, 2019.

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