Digital Dalang is an interactive art installation unifying traditional and modern storytelling techniques. Combining digital projection mapping with the ancient tradition of Indonesian (Wayang Kulit) shadow puppets.
Digital Dalang: Shadows Out of Time by Dalang Ali Agus Ardie + Digital Dalang Collective made debut at Burning Man 2018 and represented Indonesia. American-born Indonesian multimedia artist (and veteran burner) Ali Agus Ardie is fulfilling a decade-long dream of building an art installation inspired by the culture of his home land.
After 3 years of planning and assembling a talented team of digital artists, builders, craftsmen and programmers across three continents, Digital Dalang has made the journey from the tropics of Indonesia to the deserts of Black Rock.
The other team are :
Gato (Latex) Susilo - Audio/Visual Lead
Jacob Breeden - Build Lead
Dan Zwink - Engineering Lead
Halim Ardie - Leave No Trace Lead
Weezie Yancey-Siegel - Volunteer Coordinator
Lisa Shiller - Project Manager
After The Black Rock, the next campaign is to bring a stylized version of the installation to La Calaca Festival in San Miguel De Allende during Dia de Los Muertos! And they also open donations at www.hatchfund.org/project/digitaldalang