Trauma as a source of inspiration rather than as a source of
shame and silence
"Sebuah pertunjukan instalasi yang indah, syahdu, intim dan meninggalkan kesan mendalam."
"Sedih // Sunno... was one of the best works I saw during the festival."
"Ultimately, through sadness, Sedih // Sunno becomes a story of connection and care between mother and daughter, about passing on cultural histories and heritage down generations and through to audiences"
"An exquisite and emotional experience... "
“I really liked the first one (spoken word poetry) especially. I’ve never really talked about this stuff to like people who are in front of me. I do discuss issues like this online but I don’t really have anyone to talk to in real life and discuss things with and I found it really helpful and really interesting to, for once, be in a room with people who have similar opinions and ideas”
An intimate, moving encounter with two Asian-Australian women’s experiences. Of their mothers/ grandmothers, beautifully crafted, lovely visual setting, ritual action and music.
What struck me the most was your realisation through your journey that ‘we cannot heal what we will not face’, as reconciliation can only occur when we confront the terrors of the past”
Rani Pramesti is an artist who works her social activism into her art. With her transformative work on Chinese Whispers, I had no hesitation in including her in the line for Carnival of the Bold, an artists for social change event as part of Vivid Ideas 2015. Her talk "Is Art Useful?" captivated, challenged and inspired the audiences to support social change artists and participate in social justice issues.