Heritage, Technology, Dance, Robotics, Light, Shadows
30 May – 3 July 2013, Development (Yogyakarta), Filming (Yogyakarta) & Presentation (Various Locations – Indonesia)
1-10 December 2013, Development, Filming & Presentation (Melbourne Australia) Mapping Melbourne Festival
Cake Industries (Jesse Stevens & Dean Petersen), Australia
Bimo Suryojati, Indonesia
Altiyanto Henryawan RM, Indonesia
Agung Gunawan, Indonesia
With some of Indonesia’s most historic urban and village scapes as backdrops, Shadows on the Wall is a creative development that culminated in a unique performance incorporating traditional Javanese dance with media art and robotics in Bali and Java. Indonesian dancer, Agung Gunawan was fitted with designed robotic appendages in a melding of old and new and positioned in front of some of Indonesia’s most iconic walls, and projected upon with animation and film, came together in a frighteningly beautiful synergy of shadows and movement.
Shadows On The Wall began as a two week development period in Yogyakarta in June with the resulting work going on to tour with the Arts Island Festival in Bali, Kediri and Batu in June/July.
The outcome of the development short film is here.
And a short video of the live performance in Kediri at the “Arts Island Festival” is here.
During the whole process we kept a daily online photo diary that we have archived here.
In addition, as part of the Shadows on the Wall program, we presented a series of robotic art workshops for local kids within the Pacitan community (10-12 June).
Shadows on the Wall is Produced and Presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria and supported by the Commonwealth through the Australia-Indonesia Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the State Government by Arts Victoria.
Many thanks to Dhiyan Wahyu Wardhana, Benedictus Dian Wahyu Arjuna, James J Sadara, Deasylina da Ary, Jill Morgan and everyone at Multicultural Arts Victoria, everyone at Pradapa Loka Bhakti dance school, all the teachers and school children in Pacitan, all the venue operators, crew and artists involved in both the Arts Island Festival and Mapping Melbourne Festival.