Pada Suatu Ketika
The Australian premiere of Pada Suatu Ketika (Once Upon A Time), a stop motion collage animation made by celebrated Australian artist Deborah Kelly with Wayang Cyber during workshops with families
living in Cikapundung, Indonesia will be exhibited throughout the day.
Image: Courtesy of the artist
Deborah Kelly is a Sydney-based artist whose works have been shown around Australia, and in the Biennales of Singapore, Sydney, Thessaloniki, TarraWarra and Venice. In 2017 her first international solo exhibition, Venus Envy, was held at the Kvindemuseet in Aarhus, Denmark.
Her projects across media are concerned with lineages of representation, politics and history in public exchange, and practices of collectivity on both small and large scale.
Most recently her work has been seen in PhotoBasel, Switzerland; the Strangelove Festival in Antwerp, Belgium; PortoFemme in Portugal; in Spaced3: North by Southeast at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, in My Monster at RMIT Gallery in Melbourne (all 2018) and in 2017’s historical survey Unfinished Business: Perspectives on Art & Feminism at ACCA in Melbourne. Her animated collage works LYING WOMEN and Beastliness have been shown in galleries, museums and cinemas around the world.
Wayang Cyber (WYGCBR) is a collaborative art group based in Bandung, Indonesia, with a focus on performance and experimental art. Wayang Cyber strives to make useful works which appear in public spaces. Their work exists between traditional “wayang” (meaning shadow) combined with contemporary, lo-fi and digital art making.
The group functions as a place to collaborate with people from different disciplines and backgrounds.
Fambo would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands on which the Festival is held; the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. Indigenous sovereignty was never ceded and resistance to ongoing colonisation continues. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
Fambo is supported by the City of Sydney through its Culture and Creative Grants program and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Fambo is auspiced by 107 Projects and an initiative of their 107 Presents annual program.