The Collaboration

The Collaboration

The Collaboration Helen Marshall first met Risang Yuwono in Tana Toraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia where both had travelled to take photographs relating to the region’s funeral rites and rituals. Risang invited Helen to visit the Ketoprak Tobong Kelana Bakti Budaya in...
Javanese Traditional Theatre

Javanese Traditional Theatre

Javanese Traditional Theatre Theatre in Java has a thousand year old history at least, and includes a wide range of forms, many linked to pre-Islamic beliefs and practices. Shadow puppetry, wayang kulit, seems to have been at the core of Javanese theatre, influencing...
Ketoprak Tobong Kelana Bakti Budaya

Ketoprak Tobong Kelana Bakti Budaya

Ketoprak Tobong Kelana Bakti Budaya   Prak! Prak! Ke-tho-prak!  A Javanese form of costume drama named onomatopoeically after a percussion pattern played on a hollow wooden box or keprak by a wooden mallet. It emerged suddenly in Yogyakarta in the mid-1920s in a...
Social Enterprise

Social Enterprise

Social Enterprise As part of Helen Marshall’s residency the Artists worked with a number of social enterprise groups. Via Via is an eco-tourist initiative that facilitated a tour for independent travellers interested in experiencing the art form as an authentic visit...
Photography Shoots

Photography Shoots

Photography Shoots The artists documented the lives of this community of performers and where they live on the outskirts of the city of Yogyakarta, spending a period of intensive residency with them over two months. Together they devised a series of constructed...