Self- kindness as a foundation for kindness towards others
Trauma as a source of inspiration rather than as a source of shame and silence
"This would do any major festival proud"
"Creates a much-needed space of contemplation"
"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... "
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.