Rinaldo Hartanto

Archipelago of Fury

Visual Art

ABOUT THE PROJECT

As individuals, we live on our own island that is our insular headspace, carrying our private fire mountains of anger and restlessness. Together as a society, we form a ring of fire: the collective anger and restlessness over climate change and growing xenophobia.

Amok, adopted to English after Captain Cook's encounter with angry mobs in Malay archipelago, is the word for collective anger; a dual force of destruction and creation. This project questions how we are able to channel and spread the amok to a more positive force of tomorrow. The visuals of boat and bridge are how dialogue for tomorrow are conveyed, an exchange of ideas for future and many-sided dialogue. With boats and bridges, we trade ideas and resources, harnessing the archipelago of fury into energy for a good cause.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Rinaldo is a Canberra-based, Indonesian-born graphic designer, illustrator and printmaker. In his practice he explores Jungian archetypes, pseudoscience, esotericism, culture, mythology, and folklore from Indonesia and all over the world.

LINKS

instagram.com/valgranaire

Times

1:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Nishi Gallery

Area