2018 Art Installations

2018 Art Search for "Digital Dalang"

Digital Dalang - Shadows out of Time

by: Dalang Ali Agus Ardie + Digital Dalang Collective
from: Yogyakarta, Indonesia
year: 2018

Digital Dalang is an interactive art installation unifying traditional and modern storytelling techniques. Combining digital projection mapping with the ancient tradition of Indonesian (Wayang Kulit) shadow puppets. Each (Wayang) puppet’s shadow will interact with a multi-layer of visual effects projected on the screen, allowing participants to discover the magic and infinite possibilities of interaction as they, themselves become the (Dalang) puppeteer and call upon our mythical ancestors formed into shadows like in the song of Kidung Madraka of old.

Lwir mawayang tahen gati
nikang wukir kineliran
humarang anipis.

Hence the trees change into shadows,
and the spirit of the ancestors
animates the living world.