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Monday, May 18, 2009

NUDE: a creative gathering

nude
-adjective,
1. naked or unclothed, as a person or the body.
2. without the usual coverings, furnishings, etc.; bare: a nude stretch of land laid waste by brush fires.
3. (of a photograph, painting, statue, etc.) being or prominently displaying a representation of the nude human figure.
4. Law. made without a consideration or other legal essential: a nude contract.
5. having the color nude.
–noun
6. a sculpture, painting, etc., of a nude human figure.
7. an unclothed human figure.
8. the condition of being unclothed: to sleep in the nude.
9. a light grayish-yellow brown to brownish-pink color.

Source: Dictionary.com


Last Sunday, a friend of mine invited me to an event called NUDE: a creative gathering. Its a gathering of all areas of the creative industry, and even though my day job is nowhere to being creative, she acknowledge my passion for networking as being part of the creativity in life. I am, after all, a self-confessed, network activist.


NUDE, a creative gathering, was organised by Mushi Mushi Agency, in an attempt to break all the red carpet and social status that discreetly divides the creative industry from being able to congregate at a level-playing field. So, on this particular Sunday evening, everyone stripped off their title to just becoming a NUDIST.

Mushi Mushi is an agency that focuses on entertainment content which specialisation in "Sound Branding". A very creative and artist driven agency, Mushi Mushi Agency works closely with brands that require entertainment content and programming and meet these needs through music.



According to Mushi Mushi when asked why the concept NUDE was chosen,

Mushi Mushi Agency: As a name and concept, NUDE represents the ability to lose all inhibitions and restrictions regardless of where we come from or who we are…
In essence, it’s a clean slate so to speak in the quest to move forth to horizons yet to be explored…

The NUDE community is hungry to Communicate, Inspire & Discover…

The purpose, of NUDE is to honour the select few who through the years have made Creative Malaysia what it is today. The NUDE community (aka NUDISTS) would rather remain true to their vision then settle for less at any cost. This clarity is what has propelled these individuals to uncharted heights.

“IT IS THIS COMMON PASSION FOR CREATIVITY WHICH BINDS US TOGETHER AS ‘THE NUDE COMMUNITY’.

LEAVING OUR INHIBITIONS BEHIND, STRIVING FOR PERFECTION, GOING AGAINST THE GRAIN & STANDING OUT FROM THE CROWD.

THROUGH THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY… WE ARE STILL HERE. THIS CONGREGATION IS A CELEBRATION OF OUR DEDICATION & LOVE

THAT WE CONTINUE TO GIVE & LIVE BY”. haZe
LUNA BAR - Picture Courtesy of Mushi Mushi Agency


Not only that it was my first time in Luna Bar (the view is breath-taking from up there, what an amazing place to hold a party), I was honoured to meet some of the most creative people in Malaysia, not only those warm and hip people of Mushi Mushi Agency, but also top photographers, artists, singers, celebrities, DJs and all sorts of creative people. It is after all a creative gathering. Its great to see familiar faces as well, and its a great ending to a relaxing Weekend.






Coming to this inaugural Creative Gathering, I found it to be a new branding for social events, and asked Mushi Mushi if they plan to keep this as their signature event,

Mushi Mushi Agency: Yes we do plan to keep NUDE a signature Mushi Mushi Agency event.

NUDE is meant to be a “Creative Gathering;” it’s not positioned to be just another social affair, but an avenue to create dialogue and a space to explore thoughts, ideas and collaborations with Creative Malaysia.

NUDE will evolve with us over the next year. New platforms and avenues will be introduced as we get more familiar with who our Nude Community is and what it is that they need to further their craft. For some, their dream might be to break into the international market, for others it may be funding in order to launch their careers locally. Our hopes are to Identify the needs of our Creative Community and follow through by helping them find solutions. The NUDE platform is very dear to HAZE’s heart (Mushi Mushi’s company Director). HAZE is a world renowned producer, singer, songwriter. He is the first Malaysian to have a #1 hit in the BBC Dance Singles Charts. HAZE has been releasing chart topping hits in Europe & America since 2001. He has developed this NUDE platform based on what he feels would have helped him as a young artist to break into the scene years ago. It is his time to give back to KL and help open doors overseas for his fellow Malaysians.


We realize that not everyone is capable of making it in the International Arena, but a few will be. Mushi hopes to use our Global Network to create the opportunity and support required to Cross Waters and Cultures. This is where it’s going to get really interesting…


I would like to thank Mushi Mushi Agency for organising such a great event with a gathering of more than 100 creative individuals flooding the great rooftop poolside called Luna Bar.


And Mushi Mushi Agency also would like to shout out to their first bacth of NUDISTS,

Mushi Mushi Agency: ... So many people contributed to make NUDE a success. Having no Cash Sponsors, made it much more challenging to carry out our vision for NUDE…. Yet, it was far more rewarding in the end! Thank God for good Ol’ Johnnie Walker, who gave us the strength to “Keep On Walkin”!!!!


Launching the first NUDE was a truly amazing experience for us. We received such
Incredible love and support from our Creative Community, who had faith in our vision and came together to make it happen. Without so many talented individuals donating their Art, Expertise, Talent, Equipment, Tech Support and LOVE, NUDE would not have been possible.

Big kisses from the Mushi Team….You guys Rock…

Hemanth K Jayaraman a.k.a Mr. Johnnie Walker

Our F1 Team of Super Star DJ’s….
Yansi, Shazan, Azriq, Azran, Haze, Kamil, VG, You guys got KL jumping on a Sunday!!! As Hazriq would say, “Rockiiin!”

Jo Mama Productions for shooting our Mushi TV, Speakers Corner!

Our fabulous celebs who shared your thoughts and “dirt” on the Industry in KL!

Philthy Phil for Visuals & putting the “Tech” in our Deck!

Callen for VJ’ing Live despite being sick! Thanks for not Bailing! Big Love!

Putri Yasmin & PU3 - for the Smokin’ Models in her NUDE collection. MINJ!

J. Redza Photography – Sadly, a silly “Tech” issue, messed up J. exhibiting her work in full! Please look for her at the next NUDE & Check out www.myspace.com/jayredza

Manj. Sidhu for displaying his Photography at NUDE.

Joey G & Gabriel for educating the peeps on Capital FM!

Preea of Two2Much Models, for our Johnnie Walker Girls and stepping in as temp. Door Bitch!

Muid & Abby Latif from www.digitalmalaya.com for your support pre, post & during the event!

Pierre at Century Fiesta Costumes, for bringing our Johnnie Walker Girls to life!

Brandon Lim Photography, thanks for taking “wery beautiful pikchas” at NUDE!

Joseph, the world’s fastest printer!

And to save the best for last…. Bernie!!!!! Thanks Darlin’. X

….each and everyone of you who came for NUDE.


If you aren’t a NUDIST yet, but would like to be one…lets talk:
communicate@mushimushiagency.com

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