The use of local folklore in recent Indonesian fantastic cinema is part of a wider cultural movement, which we will explore in this talk show. 

It features a young generation of filmmakers engaged with the exploitation films from the eighties and nineties, the influence of Indonesian comics on the film culture, a recent wave of artists working on the intersection of visual arts, street art and comics, and a deep dive into the forgotten music from the entire archipelago, which is deeply rooted in local folklore.

Guests in this talk show are curator and journalist Hikmat Darmawan, researcher and journalist Ekky Imanjaya, visual artist Enka Komariah, gallery owner Sander Salim and DJ and music archaeologist Michiel Sekan. The conversation will be led by Arnoud Arps, researcher at Media Studies at the UvA.

90 minuten