An environmental art film inspired by traditional dance and the ancient Balinese concept of "Palemahan," meaning harmony with nature to avoid disaster.
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The film uses traditional Balinese dance and mythology to interpret a modern story of disharmony. The over use of consumer plastic takes on a life form of its own, overwhelming and devouring the peaceful way of life in the temple.
"I was inspired by three things to make this film; the widely known 'Kekak' dance ceremonies, where entire villages perform group vocal percussion chants together as the soundtrack to their religious theatrical dramas.
The "Ogo Ogo" ceremonies of Balinese new year, where a village must construct, and then slay a giant demon effigy, which is designed to embody whatever disharmony has arisen in their village during the year.
And third, the startling amount of plastic pollution found on the island in the rivers, beaches, and jungles. I felt I should be combine these things as an imagined post-modern addendum to the balinese mythological tradition.
Created and Directed by: Ryan Uzilevsky
Featuring Performances by:
Ni Kadek Kintan Kirani
Ni Komang Widya Astuti
Music Composed by: Matyas Kelemen
Produced by: Kayti Bunny Roberts + Ryan Uzilevsky
Edited by: Matyas Kelemen + Ryan Uzilevsky
Temple Tribe: PURA GRIYA SAKTI MANUABA
Liaison: Made Junjungan
Kayti Bunny Roberts
Junjungan Guest House
Medici Artist Resort
Ni Luh Yanti
Iwy Pande Purna Yasa
Gede Eka Saputra
Kadek Adi Gunawan
DW Astina Putra
Channel Ryan Uzilevsky