ROH is pleased to present a video installation by the Indonesian artist collective Tromarama at a specially curated sector of Asia NOW 2023. In the past couple of years, the artists have been focusing their interest upon developing projects surrounding the blurring of how we relate to the digital realm, specifically pertaining to the notions of labor and leisure.
P P P P P P P P is a single channel video specifically reiterated for the space which consists of a 3D-rendered animation derived from motion-captured movements of a choreographed dance performance. In this work, Tromarama delves into a transition of energy, from physical movements into data points which then form the basis of video animation. The body of the animated figure is covered by hundreds of eyes looking outward, perhaps referring to the “attention economy” aspect of social media wherein value is measured by the amount of time a platform may hold the gaze of its users on any particular image. The figure in P P P P P P P P is moving and shifting within a space based on the domestic environments of one of the members of Tromarama, accentuating the blurred notions of where one works and plays.
Tromarama is a collective formed in Bandung, Indonesia in 2006 consisting of Febie Babyrose, Herbert Hans, and Ruddy Hatumena whose artistic interests include the notion of hyperreality and interrelationships between the virtual and the physical worlds. Their art often combines video, installation, and algorithmic-based computer programming.
Asia NOW 2023
P P P P P P P P
Single channel video, 3D animation, color
4 minutes 31 seconds
Monnaie de Paris
11 Quai de Conti
VIP Preview (by invitation only):
19 October, 14:00 - 19:30
20 - 22 October, 10:00 - 11:00
20 October, 11:00 - 21:00
21 October, 11:00 - 20:00
22 October, 11:00 - 19:00
Art collective formed in 2006
Tromarama is an art collective consisting of Febie Babyrose, Herbert Hans, and Ruddy Hatumena whose artistic interests include the notion of hyperreality and interrelationships between the virtual and the physical worlds. Their art often combines video, installation, and algorithmic based computer programming.
Tromarama has participated in major exhibitions at various notable institutions worldwide. Selected solo exhibitions namely Contraflow at Kiang Malingue, Tin Wan, Hong Kong (2023); PERSONALIA at ROH, Jakarta, Indonesia (2022); Beta (2021 and 2019) respectively at DOCUMENT Space, Chicago, USA, and at Paris Internationale with ROH Projects, Paris, France; LLIMIIINALL (2019) at Edouard Malingue Gallery, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; Amphibia at Centre A, Vancouver, Canada (2017); Tromarama (2015) at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Netherlands. Notable special projects include Tromarama: The Lost Jungle at the Children’s Art Space at Museum MACAN, Jakarta, Indonesia (2021-2022); Madakaripura (2020), at Edouard Malingue Gallery, London, UK; and Private Riots at Encounters, Art Basel Hong Kong presented by Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong (2016). Tromarama’s selected group exhibitions include 84 Steps at Kunstinstituut Melly, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2023); CLOUD WALKERS at Leeum Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea (2022); Distrik Seni X Sarinah: Berdikari! at Sarinah, Jakarta, Indonesia (2022); NOT IN MY NAME at CCA Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel (2022); 1 at ROH, Jakarta, Indonesia (2022); Last Words at ROH, Jakarta, Indonesia (2021); Interdependencies: Tropical Lab, Lasalle College of The Arts, Singapore (2021); The Turn of the Fifth Age at Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung, Indonesia (2021); NGV Triennial at National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia (2020); Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia at National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia (2019); The Extra Extra Ordinary at Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD), Manila, Philippines (2018); Cinerama at Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (2017); Jakarta Biennale 2015: Neither Back nor Forward: Acting in the Present at Gudang Sarinah Ekosistem, Jakarta, Indonesia (2015); and the 11th Gwangju Biennale: The Eight Climate (What Does Art Do?) in Gwangju, South Korea (2016); and more. For the last quarter of 2023, Tromarama is the commissioned artist for the moving image work at M+ Facade, M+ Museum, Hong Kong.View Artist