The Lost JungleMuseum MACAN, Jakarta, Indonesia4 December 2021 - 15 May 2022
ROH The Lost Jungle

The Lost Jungle is an interactive multimedia installation created by Indonesian art collective Tromarama for Museum MACAN, Jakarta, Indonesia. Dedicated to families and children, the immersive experience allows one to be in a virtual jungle simulation enlivened by breeze, clouds, rains, and creatures that form and move under the influence of real-time weather data in Jakarta, gathered through public access.

ROH The Lost Jungle

Children can encounter strange and fantastically-developed creatures devised from the comfort of their home, by logging in to The Lost Jungle - Website and building their own DIY creatures with patterns, shapes, and colors inspired by real endangered animals. Visitors can also experience 40ºC Fable (2021), where the on-screen animation can respond to them as they roam around the exhibition space.

Tromarama (est. 2006) is an artist collective whose interest is located at the interrelationships between the virtual and physical worlds. Driven by how human activities are continuously deteriorating the earth and its immense biodiversity and ecology, Tromarama centers their concentration towards how technology and its rapidly developing tools can be utilized to create a more mindful behavior to our planet. The inception of this installation was made possible through rigorous research between the artist and biologists to study the relationship between humans, the natural living environment, and technology.

Tromarama: The Lost Jungle is a UOB Museum MACAN Children’s Art Space Commission, a commission by artists dedicated to children and their families.

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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