Garin Nugroho’s ‘Satan Jawa’ panel discussion Thurs 23 Feb 5.30 pm

Remediating Art and History in Contemporary Indonesian Film

One of the highlights of the Asia Pacific Triennal of Performing Arts (Asia TOPA), held in Melbourne this year, is the film Satan Jawa by award-winning Indonesian filmmaker Garin Nugroho, a black and white film accompanied by live gamelan music. Inspired by the German black and white silent cinema tradition, such as Nosferatu, as well as wayang kulit, the Indonesian shadow puppet theatre, Satan Jawa is an interdisciplinary production, merging filmmaking, music, dance, theatre, fashion and visual arts. Themes such as colonialism, magic realism, mysticism, mythology, and sensuality are set in a historical context. This panel discussion will explore the themes the film addresses and will be opened by Garin Nugroho who will reflect on his new production which he calls ‘an ode to my childhood in Yogyakarta’. He will be joined in conversation by Emeritus Professor Barbara Hatley, Professor Krishna Sen and Dr Sadiah Boonstra. The panel will be moderated by Dr Edwin Jurriens.

Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room
Sidney Myer Asia Centre
The University of Melbourne
Admission is free.
Bookings are required.
Seating is limited.
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