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JUMAADI: BRING ME BACK MY BODY AND I WILL RETURN YOUR SOUL

Indonesian-Australian artist Jumaadi takes a contemporary perspective on traditional art forms and stories to connect people, places, time, history, memory and nature. Two video works created in collaboration with the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, USA will be on view in the main Turbine Gallery. The works draw on traditional Indonesian theatre called Wayang Kulit with both traditional and contemporary imagery using light and shadow.


Image credit: Jumaadi, Diary of Dust, 2014, video still (detail), courtesy of the artist, King St Gallery, Sydney and the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston, SC, United States