Duto Hardono’s practice traverses the two-dimensionality of collages and drawings to the dynamic incorporation of readymade materials such as old musical instruments, records and cassette tapes in his installations and performances. This studio session will offer a glimpse into Hardono’s inquiries into the impact that societal changes have had on popular culture, music and literature in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
Often drawing reference from popular culture, conceptual art and anti-art movements, Hardono’s works are peppered with touches of dark humour and irony in its aim to examine the relationship and paradoxes between humans and time through sound. Hardono has participated in numerous international solo and group exhibitions including: Biennale Jogja XII Equator #2: Not A Dead End, Jogja National Museum, Indonesia (2013) and The 9th Shanghai Biennale: Reactivation, Bandung Pavilion for Intercity Pavilion, China (2012).
Image credits: Duto Hardono, C.C. Records (2013), several Egyptian 7” vinyl records cut in half, turntable, speakers, camera & projectors. Interactive installation with audience participation. Courtesy of the artist.