I found identity is related closely with migration.I wonder what identity we might become – supposedly in a strange land surrounded by strangers we barely do not know about. Are we now THE destination, or we will constantly changing and […]
These series of photo are from my media art work called Suratan, a Javanese word literally means destiny. Through this work I make a critical view of the concept destiny, by depicting a Sisyphean character in a fragment of a journey […]
This work is based on a program I saw about a group of men doing drag. I was so fascinated watching those men who were so liberated when they changed the persona, and in a different environment – while I […]
Kali is the result of contemplation, creation, and the need to have an ongoing critical thinking through art. On the surface, we can see the amalgamation (interdisciplinary) of various art genres, which intended to provoke and to emote the aesthetics […]
There is a provoking question that I often found: what is it life for? Human being seeks the answers for this and there is no such shortage answer. There is a way to find through reasoning and the potential answers […]
The idea of mercy and justice – both are powerful virtues – often generates quandary when they exists in paradox. They are conflicted each other: should anyone absolve others for the wrong-doing in the name of mercy or let the […]
The Serpent’s Table is a theatrical and culinary experience like no other. Combining performance, food and installation, five storytellers reveal the secrets of dishes that are significant in their lives and share compelling stories of family, culture, loss, conflict and […]
Vast Deafening Silence is an interdisciplinary art in a form of performance art. The work is an allusion to the things that people choose to ignore, to forget, to avoid to talk about for various reasons. The work is in […]
This reel-dance work is about conscience (in Indonesian, it is called “nurani” or “kata-hati”).I started the work with this premise: what is the basis of human’s morality? Can people be good without being told to be good by any instruction […]
Through this work, I made an artistic interpretation of Ruwat tradition. Ruwat (Javanese language) is derived from the word luwar (outside), which means free or liberated. The ceremony or ritual is called Ngruwat or Ruwatan, means you are freed or […]
I was inspired by a short story written by Gabriel García Márquez “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World”, that I read in the university back in the ’80s. This work is inspired by the story.
Borrowing the title and the story from the biblical big flood myth, I Only Want Two of Every Kind is a social commentary work in respond to the immigration quota dilemma.
A 3 days workshop and one night showing of interdisciplinary art based on the premise of things that happen in a sudden, abrupt, and unexpected. How we react from that event? Happy, sad, and keep moving on? The work is […]
Warna Dosa, Warna Doa. This album contains some of the photos of my visual essay about faith.This project is part of my art residency activities in Indonesia. Featuring Lutfie Mohammad and shot at Juwana, Pati – Indonesia.
En Trance is a contemporary mashups art work of dance, media art, theatre, text, sounds and installation. The general idea about En Trance is duality world. Read more about En Trance here. Bambang Nurcahyadi’s projected images and Ian Kitney’s sound […]
Miss Taken idea revolves around the peripheral of my favorite subjects in art making: identity, women, and human struggling. It exposes the idea of non-specific gender characters in motion, dealing with common question of identity – range from choices, consequences, […]
This work was shown at OzAsia Festival, Adelaide on 22 September – 28 October 2007 and a snippet was broadcast on Sunday Arts for ABC Television. Here are the notes on this work from the exhibition program – Please note, […]
Formerly entitled “Amba, Ambika, and Ambalika”, 3A is media-art piece exploring story taken from fragments of the Mahabharata. Amba, Ambika and Ambalika are princesses whose fate revolves tragically around the celibacy vow of a heroic and wishful man, Bhisma. All […]
A community theater project, held in Melbourne. Directed by Catherine...
The Narrowest Bridge is an art initiative program that planned to be held in Shenzhen China as an art residency program. Two Australian artists and One Chinese artist is the...