BhinnaArt Basel in Basel Parcours, Volkhaus Basel, Switzerland10 - 16 June 2024
ROH Bhinna

ROH and Kiang Malingue are pleased to present Tromarama’s participation in Art Basel Parcours with a site-specific presentation at Volkshaus Basel.

The collective will be showing Bhinna, an installation of soprano recorders activated when #nationality is broadcasted on X through a bespoke algorithm. Each recorder has been designated to play a specific note from the musical composition "Satu Nusa Satu Bangsa" (One Homeland One Nation), which is then abstracted into a cacophonous sound. Bhinna examines the ever-changing nature of information as it travels across geographical landscapes and borders, and continues to take shape in the digital sphere, transcending political areas and the modern nation-state. The work serves as a simulation for the synthesis of broader cultural narratives to the much more intimate and personal, shaping new ways of looking at the idea of nationalism.

ROH Bhinna

Art Basel in Basel Parcours 2024

Volkhaus Basel
Rebgasse 12-14, 4058 Basel, Switzerland

Public days: 10 - 16 June 2024
Night viewing: 12 June 2024⁠


Image courtesy of the Artist, ROH, and Kiang Malingue

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.

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Photography and videography by Andrea Rossetti

Courtesy of The Artist and ROH