Eko Nurgoho is one of Indonesia's most provocative young artists whose style is a unique mix of Indonesia's rich traditions and popular culture tinged with dark humor. Using a distinctive blend of high and low art, Nugroho' "Wayang Bocor" is a contemporary form of theater in which puppets and actors weave together traditional elements of Indonesian 'wayag' (shadow puppets) with live theater and scripts that cast a satiric view of contemporary subjects. The show "God Bliss" tells the story of how Islam came to Java, and became absorbed as part of Javanese culture that includes elements of Hinduism, Buddhism, and animism. Simultaneously playful and penetrating.
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