A MAN, A MONSTER, & THE SEA
The Goods Shed becomes an underwater wonder-world with this reef-themed installation knitted and crocheted by Indonesian installation artist Mulyana, whom FORM brings to Perth for his first Western Australian residency.
Beginning as tiny organisms, slowly blooming into vividly coloured clusters of mysterious forms, this breathtaking display of jellyfish, corals, reef species cascades from above and spills across the floor…but look closely. From bright colours teeming with life, the installations degrade to bleached and starving coral.
Mulyana’s art is subversive. While articulating a concern for ocean environments and conservation, his practice also draws upon traditional skills to give life to his alter-ego, the ‘Mogus.’ What really lurks beneath the surface? Could there be sea-monsters too?
The exhibition runs until June 9th.