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Name Me

This work of the series dealt with the practice of naming and changing the name of the , an indigenous population group on the island of Borneo (Sarawak/Malaysia).

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10 Videos

Involved in this project were three (men) whom I asked to choose a name for me. Independently of each other, they chose Dayang, the name of a female mythological figure. I then made a video portrait of ten Kelabit girls and women who were called Dayang, or who had been so named before their first or second name change.

Contributors:

Paad Ayu, Balaan Ayu, Belaan Tauh (interview and naming); Dayang Nalin@Sinaq Paran Aren, Dayang Mapan@Sinaq Anid Balan, Dayang Adun@SinaqKerab Aran, Dayang Matu@Sinaq Paran Matu@Doo Illah, Dayang Bala Linuh, Dayang Menu@Sinaq Nawar Ulun@Pun Maryane, Dayang Artur Judin, Dayang Aren@Sinaq Maran Tungan, Dayang Robert, Dayang Imat@Sinaq Paren Mattu, Dayang Elisabeth Labang, Dayang Materih@S. Raih@Pun Pared@Raih Aren, Dayang Marianne Kipeh Zu, Dayang Raja@Sinaq Paran Lapuon, Dayang Ibun@Sinaq Bala Tuan@Doo Inan (portrayed); Mujan Sakai@Sinaq Adto Paran, Jaman Riboh@Paran Ribuh; Wilson Bala@Bayeh Maren@Uih Ayu (assistance and translation), Sandra Raja Bruce, Florance Apu@Lapu (translation); David Ngui, Rose Tagong@Sinaq Inan Aran (mediation); Heitland Foundation (support).
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