Thursday, August 16, 2007

Peter Goin :: Mengejar Kebehagian (The Pursuit of Happiness)

Detail from Mengejar Kebehagian (The Pursuit of Happiness), (c) Peter Goin, 2007.

From the wall label:

Peter Goin’s large-scale photogram panels present a variety of ongoing narratives that can be read individually or collectively. They are inspired by Indonesian shadow puppetry—an ancient form of entertainment in which articulated puppet figures appear to move in front of an illuminated backdrop. Goin created his photograms in a photography darkroom by positioning small figures cut from matboard on light-sensitive paper and exposing them to light before developing them with normal chemical process.