Launch: LEGENDA at SIGNAL
05 March 2021
Natasha Hertanto and Helena Wijaya
05 March 2021
Friday, 6pm (AEST)
Flinders Walk, Northbank, Melbourne
Thu – Sat, 12pm – 4pm
PLEASE NOTE: This event was originally going to take place on 19 February but
has now been rescheduled to take place on 5 March, 6pm.
LEGENDA is exciting new work from SIGNAL’s Young Creatives. Natasha Hertanto and Helena Wijaya’s LEGENDA (a word that roughly translates as ‘folklore’ or ‘legend’ in Bahasa Indonesia) is a photo essay that portrays Indonesian mythologies. Hear Komang performing tracks from her EP, Dewi, eat traditional Indonesian snacks and see the exhibition inside and out.
Incorporating photography with textiles and murals, LEGENDA interrogates the role of oral stories—how they become woven into national identities, sit in the gaps between generational perspectives, and invite alternative narratives to engage with compassion and curiosity. The series follows mythical characters from four popular Indonesian folklore in Melbourne settings, interrogating the inherently ‘Indonesian values’ individual Indonesians sometimes carry despite geographic relocation.
Artists: Komang Rosie Clynes performing with work by Natasha Hertanto and Helena Wijaya. Co-creators: Clara Tandi and Karen Kartikahadi.
Presented in partnership with Photo 2021
Free, bookings not required