Artist Statement

Employing the interdisciplinary art genre, through my artworks I take on the critical view and social commentary of my favorite themes of identity, women, and the human struggle. My works re-arrange, contradict and juxtapose the way I look at multicultural issues (especially, in Australia). My ethnic background perhaps becomes the trigger for this exploration.

The benchmark of my exploration is signified by the artworks that using interactivity and incorporate live performance within the realm of digital technology. Often times, the works rely on the amalgamation process with other art disciplines, ranging from text-based art, installation and performance, which are transformed into new layered, digital art works .

As I’ve grown as an artist, I’ve built a creative momentum that pushes beyond simply creating beautiful works but which, at the same time, places me as an instigator – as an agent provocateur of the issues. This is where I strive to produce works that can move and inspire an audience to explore their own attitude to becoming agents of change.

My methodology for creating work is based on a structural, methodical, research and development foundation. My recent works prove that this methodology gives me freedom, plenty of time for a creative incubation period, and excellent final pieces that I am confident to show to the public.

Bambang N Karim

Born in Indonesia, Bambang N Karim is a media artist by trade who has worked primarily with digital media for over 14 years. Bambang seeks to explore the boundaries of the digital medium through his favourite theme of identity, women, and the human struggle.

Most recently, Bambang took a role as Director and Media Artist for a critically acclaimed interdisciplinary art “Kali” – through the art residency in Yogyakarta, Indonesia supported by Australia Indonesia Institute.

Bambang was the media artist for The Serpent’s Table by Griffin Theater Company, Sydney 2013. In 2012 Bambang received an art-residency program from Asialink and produced Jentera. He toured in regional cities in Australia between 2008 – 2011 for Yumi Umiumare’s En Trance. For this work also He was nominated for a Green Room Award in Projection and/or Video Design category for his work in En Trance produced by Malthouse Theatre/Yumi Umiumare.

In 2009, his collaborative work Sakasama, was performed by Yumi Umiumare, at the iDance Festival Hong Kong. His video installation entitled Miss Taken was shown at OzAsia Festival, Adelaide in 2009 as well.

Sponsored by Full Tilt at the Arts Centre, Melbourne, Bambang initiated a collaborative work with Yumi Umiumare and Tony Yap, entitled 3A in 2004. 3A work has become the benchmark of his exploration in combining live performance and the realm of digital technology.

When not practicing art, Bambang – also known with his nickname BB – is one part designer, one part developer, honing his skill by running a production design business bNd Solutions.

Selected Works

  • 2016 – White Day Dream, Media Artist
  • 2016 – Pop Up Tearoom Series II
  • 2015 – Pop Up Tearoom Series I  – Yumi Umiumare
  • 2014 – Two Sides of The Coin, media artist, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2014 – Kali, Director and Media artist,  art-residency program supported by Australia Indonesia Institute2013
  • 2014 – The Serpent’s Table, media artist, Griffin Theater Company with Performance 4a, Sydney
  • 2013 – Vast Deafening Silence, media artist, art residency program at Performance Space Sydney
  • 2013 – Story Lab, mentor, Griffin Theater Company
  • 2013 – The Serpent’s Table final stage development, media artist, Griffin Theater Company with Performance 4a, Sydney
  • 2012 – Jentera, Director,  art-residency program supported by Asialink
  • 2011 – En Trance, media artist, dance theatre, Canberra Street Theatre.
  • 2010 – En Trance, media artist, dance theatre, Star Court Theatre, Lismore in collaboration with NORPA.
  • 2010 – A speaker in a workshop of motion tracking device in combination with physical performer, Star Court Theatre, Lismore in collaboration with NORPA.
  • 2010 – SBS TV, performer, interstitial ad, directed by Glennys Rowe
  • 2010 – I Only Want Two of Every Kind, media artist, Klaten Central Java, Indonesia
  • 2010 – Nomination for a Green Room Award in Projection and/or Video Design for the work in En Trance
  • 2009 – Kodrat, Motion tracking experiments, Metro Screen, Sydney.
  • 2009 – Sakasama, video installation, I-DANCE Festival HongKong.
  • 2009 – Miss Taken, video installation, OzAsia Festival – Space Theater Adelaide Festival Centre, SA
  • 2009 – En Trance, media artist, dance theatre, Malthouse Theatre – Melbourne, VIC
  • 2009 – Melangkory, media artist, TYC Company, Melbourne
  • 2008 – Sakasama, media artist, Pulse, rooftop Melbourne CBD
  • 2007 – Sakasama(multimedia dance film)premiered in OzAsia Festival as a part of ‘Undiscovered Country’
  • 2006 – 3A, video installation, Armory Gallery, Sydney Olympic Park, group exhibition
  • 2002 – 2005 Various design projects and workshops
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