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Project Tobong is a collaborative project led by Helen Marshall with Indonesian artist Risang Yuwono, and a series of photographic artworks. It revolves around the Ketoprak Tobong Kelana Bakti Budaya, one of the last remaining theatre troupes in Yogyakarta, Java. Supported by Arts Council and British Council this website is part of the final presentation and archive of the three year long project from 2012-2016 with two exhibitions at Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool ( 16 May – 23 Aug 2015 ) and at the Horniman Museum in London, UK ( October 2015 – February 2016 ). The project brings a unique view of a vanishing art form and traditional community to a new audience, a unique combination for photographic arts and performance which bridges the gap between contemporary and traditional art practices. Ketoprak means musical drama, sometimes dialogue, monologue and singing and music. The Tobong is a temporary building with no walls, constructed from bamboo, that can move from place to place. It often is a stage, a group of dwellings and a place for the audience.

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