POSTED ON – 05.01.12
BAC presents The Light Surgeons and Adi Panuntun at SSR Jakarta
In association with the British Arts Council, SSR Jakarta hosted a guest seminar with British visual artists ‘The Light Surgeons’ and Adi Panuntun on 12th December 2011.
Christopher Thomas Allen and Tim Cowie from ‘The Light Surgeons’ discussed their working practices and experiences from producing many critically acclaimed audiovisual installations, live performances and animations over the past 15 years, including their focus on incorporating bold graphic design and historical objects into their productions.
Chris and Tim also spoke at length about their ‘Super Everything’ project that was created in Malaysia. ’Super Everything’ is about how the people of Malaysia blend their cultures and rituals into the industrial and modern era of today’s Malaysia.
In addition Adi Panuntun (Creative Head of Sembilan Matahari & IYCE ’08 finalist) shared his experience on multimedia performance. Adi’s talk covered the history of Wayang, “a medium which our ancestors used to tell stories using light and shadows”. Adi also discussed his work on making the video mapping for Museum Fatahillah at the Jakarta Creative City project.
This special 3 hour seminar was well attended by people from various backgrounds including art, design, audiovisual and also music.
We would like to thank the British Arts Council, Adi Panuntun and ‘The Light Surgeons’ for bringing such an interesting seminar to SSR Jakarta.