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Tromarama

9 July - 31 July 2016

As part of our Biennial Fringe Programme, Indonesian collective Tromarama exhibit for the first time in the UK in the unusual setting of a private residential apartment.

Widely considered one of Indonesia’s most exciting rising talents, Tromarama provide an exploration of how the digital world redefines our existential existence. Formed in 2006 by Febie Babyrose, Herbert Hans Maruli and Ruddy Hatumena and graduating from the Institute of Technology in Bandung, the three are among the first generation of artists who were confronted with the impact of the digital revolution in Indonesia during the early 2000s. This exhibition presents a selection of recent animations and lenticular prints, as well as a new work, which was created especially for the occasion.

The exhibition features animations that combine HD photographs of animated objects, such as shoes, suitcases, desk lights and wires, with images of the urban Indonesian landscape. Although each work exists in a seemingly foreign public sphere elsewhere in the world, it interacts with a private one that we, the audience, all possess ourselves. They activate otherwise impossible narratives within a domestic space, behind a closet, through a bedroom window, inside a kitchen cupboard. A new work highlights the playfulness of tea making, an otherwise mundane and joyful ritual undertaken countless times in everyone’s daily lives in the UK.

Play, in the sense of ‘fresh, intriguing and humorous’ pulsates through the body of Tromarama’s practice, which combines video animation with music and installation. Each work, rather than existing in viewership isolation, is woven into the larger social fabric of the things we do both inside and outside our homes.

At the heart of Tromarama’s practice is the creation of an inclusive narrative through the use of form and colour, objects and figures, sounds and rhythms. Each work literally animates the ordinary and weaves its existence into a tale of tribulations fuelled by consequence. As such, their work infuses the ordinary with novel means of contemplation in the context of urban life, developments and political reverberations.

Curated by Ying Tan.

This exhibition is presented in collaboration with Open Eye Gallery with support by Edouard Malingue Gallery.

edouardmalingue.com

How to get there:
Tours to the Tromarama exhibition will depart Open Eye Gallery on the hour, Tuesday – Sunday from 10am-5pm.
The exhibition is located in One Park West, across the road from Open Eye Gallery.

As part of our Biennial Fringe Programme, Indonesian collective Tromarama exhibit for the first time in the UK in the unusual setting of a private residential apartment.

Widely considered one of Indonesia’s most exciting rising talents, Tromarama provide an exploration of how the digital world redefines our existential existence. Formed in 2006 by Febie Babyrose, Herbert Hans Maruli and Ruddy Hatumena and graduating from the Institute of Technology in Bandung, the three are among the first generation of artists who were confronted with the impact of the digital revolution in Indonesia during the early 2000s. This exhibition presents a selection of recent animations and lenticular prints, as well as a new work, which was created especially for the occasion.

The exhibition features animations that combine HD photographs of animated objects, such as shoes, suitcases, desk lights and wires, with images of the urban Indonesian landscape. Although each work exists in a seemingly foreign public sphere elsewhere in the world, it interacts with a private one that we, the audience, all possess ourselves. They activate otherwise impossible narratives within a domestic space, behind a closet, through a bedroom window, inside a kitchen cupboard. A new work highlights the playfulness of tea making, an otherwise mundane and joyful ritual undertaken countless times in everyone’s daily lives in the UK.

Play, in the sense of ‘fresh, intriguing and humorous’ pulsates through the body of Tromarama’s practice, which combines video animation with music and installation. Each work, rather than existing in viewership isolation, is woven into the larger social fabric of the things we do both inside and outside our homes.

At the heart of Tromarama’s practice is the creation of an inclusive narrative through the use of form and colour, objects and figures, sounds and rhythms. Each work literally animates the ordinary and weaves its existence into a tale of tribulations fuelled by consequence. As such, their work infuses the ordinary with novel means of contemplation in the context of urban life, developments and political reverberations.

Curated by Ying Tan.

This exhibition is presented in collaboration with Open Eye Gallery with support by Edouard Malingue Gallery.

edouardmalingue.com

How to get there:
Tours to the Tromarama exhibition will depart Open Eye Gallery on the hour, Tuesday – Sunday from 10am-5pm.
The exhibition is located in One Park West, across the road from Open Eye Gallery.

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