Tromarama: BetaSaturday, Jun 5 – Aug 8, 2021
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1709 W. Chicago
Chicago, IL 60622
Indonesian collective Tromarama (founded in 2006) are known for their engagement with shifting perceptions between the physical and virtual worlds in the digital age. They often work with combinations of video, installations, computer programming and public participation.
The exhibition at the gallery will feature Beta, a site-specific installation that questions the standardized elementary education programs that have been implemented since Indonesia’s independence from Japanese occupation in 1945. This immersive installation is comprised of melodicas (an instrument that children are mandated to play according to national curriculum), pixelated color compositions, and are activated by computer softwares that respond to tweets posted online with the hasthtag #nationality.