The idea behind this exhibition is not only to recreate an experience of Wayang Kulit or traditional Malay shadow puppet performance, but also to adapt it for a 21st century audience by using modern technology. The exhibition consist of 7 video installation work that represent collective memories of the artist's personal heritage and experiences.
In the past, the shadow play was performed by a single puppeteer using opaque, often articulated figures in front of an illuminated backdrop to create the illusion of moving images. The puppeteer breathes life into his characters giving each of the puppets its own unique voice. He not only moves from village to village to entertain, but also to bring news of the outside world.
The narrative of this exhibition is inspired by a popular Malay folktale Tanggang, about a boy who turned into stone as punishment for his cruelty towards his mother. This exhibition is my interpretation of the story in relation to issues of today.