Indonesian young artist Eko Nugroho came to maturity during the fall of the Suharto regime and the transition to democracy in Indonesia following the 1997 Asian financial crisis. His creations are grounded in both local tradition and global popular culture, with influences from contemporary street art, graffiti and comics. Inspired by traditional Indonesian shadow puppetry, Wayang Bocor is a multimedia staged work that explores new aesthetic values in this innovative collaboration between Nugroho and various interdisciplinary artists. God Bliss (Semelah) tells the story of how Islam came to Java, and became absorbed as a part of Javanese culture that included elements of Hinduism, Buddhism and animism.
Performed in Javanese and Indonesian with English supertitles.