META–WAYANG

 

Meta-Wayang is a visual and three-dimensional exploration into the contemporary meaning of traditional Javanese shadow puppet ceremonies (Wayang) in the age of algorithms and automation. The word meta refers to the self-reflective nature of computational information (meta-data), Dutch-Indonesian reflections on forms of making, and the intermezzo in Wayang in which the puppeteer (Dalang) expresses its spiritual connection with the tools of its trade.

 

Wayang munut Dalang, Dalang munut Wayang.

 

2020 (work-in-progress), sculptures, animations and a visual essay

Exploration 1

Kelahiran Hanuman: