Wayang Bocor performance is contemporary shadow puppet which is created by contemporary visual artist Eko Nugroho. It has presented since 2008. This performance is inspired by traditional shadow puppet that is believed as Java culture. Wayang (Puppet) comes from the word of wewayangan that has meaning as shadow. Thus, in this puppet performance presents shadow behind the white screen (kelir) with special headlights called blencong in earlier times. And usually, this performance also presents the story adaptation of Ramayana & Mahabharata. However in the era of Majapahit, it presents also the Panji story (ancestor of Majapahit).
This staging picked up the story on television news that permeated the unconscious.
About media that creates terror fears in the streets, in homes, in the villages, in the cities. About fading fairy-before-tiduryang replaced by the hypnotic glow of a display box called television.
Ki Chess 'mushy' Kuncoro (puppeteer), Eko Nugroho (artistic), Gunawan 'baby mouse' Maryanto (screenplay), Sarwoto 'Kotot' & Rumanto 'Gudel' (team artistic), Anon Suneko, Anon Wibowo, Anom Wibowo, Didik Sumaryono , Arsita Iswardhani (gamelan / music), Lela Invani Herliana (production units)
Crossing Signs, 14 artists from Germany and Indonesia experiencing the ‘liminal zone’
Curated by Sujud Dartanto and Noor Veiga
Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
20th - 29th March 2011
Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta
4 – 11 April 2011
Crossing signs is the second part of an international project between Germany and Indonesia, that aims to serve as a platform with a potential of bringing together minds, genders and differences that can help evaluate our world. Both countries share a complex history marked by episodes of division in their societies, national issues and the struggles of its people, which now punctuates the contemporary culture and its practices. In the current international geopolitical context, the perception of ‘My World’ and ‘My Images’ resonate in multiple ways, depending on who is presenting, and who is receiving them. By using real or fictional narratives, artists question the value of the images of the world – especially their world –, which we all receive daily and passively swallow.
Crossing Signs facilitate the creation of a ‘third space’ of localness and belonging, through the interactions and crossovers in the works of the artists. Their ideas will instigate the foundation of a body of knowledge, that works to deconstruct the idea of the ‘self’, based on local legacies, stereotypes and histories of prejudice that subvert the notion of belonging. The Exhibition intends to be a ‘neutral’ space – one that we normally don’t consider –, the coming together of two different geo-cultural contexts, and realities where mutual coincidences take place. Crossing Signs believes that contemporary art brings a kind of journey, a trajectory, or a never-ending destination. Therefore the works can be seen as a ‘text’, which constitutes a method of departure towards new experience; the ‘crossing’ and the coming together of two ‘mental’ and ‘physical’ indicators, in the spaces often explored for their differences, but seldom in their similarities.
I Made Aswino Aji Indonesia
Yasmin Alt Germany
Sigit Bapak Indonesia
Indra Dodi Indonesia
Franziska Fennert Germany
Tilman Hornig Germany
Paul Pretzer Germany
Deni Rahman Indonesia
Lenny Ratnasari Weichert Indonesia
Lashita Situmorang Indonesia
Ulrike Stolte Germany
Rifqi Sukma Indonesia
Cosima Tribukeit Germany
Fee Vogler Germany
This program support by:
Ifa – Asian Leadership Center - Sang Consulting –forster * kraft – arqueonautas