The stories we tell ourselves

Azmyl Yunor

Billboards and grafitti-esque ads that patiently await our gaze as we pass them daily constitute a montage of stories: they tell stories of our desires and fears because fears sell. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, December 10, 2021.

STORYTELLING is at the core of any art form. In our mediated world, stories are flung at us whether we are interested or not.

At times we aren’t even aware that they are “stories” to begin with. What I mean by “mediated world” I’m referring to not only technological mediums like the internet (in which social media is the greatest enabler of endless stories).

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