“Because in each story there are fragments of an ancient story, that of another, that of the painter, the musician, the poet, mine or yours. Gaung draws these stories, that of the painter and his fetish model, that of the radical and absolute disappearance of the loved one, that of the ultimate fracture of oneself and its reconstruction.
Gaung leaves to be discerned, to be perceived, to be felt: without narrative framework, without understandable fable, without composed chronology,
opening to the spectator the vast paths of uncertainty, suggesting an oblique, moving glance, the exaltation of the moment. The painter’s studio is however there. The painter is there. He paints, obviously. Mamoma is also there, perhaps occupied with other things, with other visions of itself, searching for its multiple personalities inscribed, placed on its wooden frame.
The musicians: they are there too, sitting down. Their music is haunting, incantatory. No doubt they are not alone, sitting there, creating and conducting the vibratory amplifications of distant sounds”.
Arnaud Labbé Delicata
“Inspired by oceanographic explorations and ocean mythology, Aquavitae offers a dreamlike portrait of the ocean on stage. Through an underwater walk where visual and sound poetry unfolds, this work offers to enrich our views and points of view on this aquatic world endangered by human activities.”
A/V performance with gamelan and shadow puppets along with with Mo’ong Santoso Pribadi. Premiered in Yogyakarta – Indonesia in 2008.
“Once upon a time, there was a kingdom rich of natural resources. Its soil was fertile, its sea was wide. Nevertheless, the widespread poverty of its people didn’t represent its wealth at all since the greedy king exploited all the resources for his own benefit. Corruption, tax raising, kingdom’s asset selling and all policies being made had only one aim, increasing king’s wealth.”
Sonic environment of the puppet theatre play by Automne 2085. Premiered in 2008 at LIP – French Institute (Yogyakarta – Indonesia). Live performance.
Site specific live sound exploration at Ateliers de la Vache Bleue (Paris – France) along with M.B. May 2009
A/V project in cooperation with Jean-Paul Sartre, Pier Paolo Pasolini, John Cage and Igor Stravinskij. They meet on the screen to discuss about the influences of mass media in contemporary culture.
Their voices become living material to sculpt and mix in a dense cloud of noises and ambient recordings. The video discourse, which develops in parallel, is also living matter, light to be manipulated, decomposed and rethought.
Premiered at LPM – Live Performers Meeting (Rome – Italy) in 2006.