Anonymous Ancestors

“Transformation process from physical entity into visuals is still bound with the characteristic that inherent with itself” – Budi Agung Kuswara

These ancient photos are sort of an archeology of memories, which built from the interests of visual storytellers as their idea embodiment in viewing the culture and Balinese life. These later become a collective of memories in perceiving Bali.

The same means and passion are used in the making of these artworks, talking about the influence of people’s reasons to visit Bali and how that collective memory is coherent with the society in Bali itself. The figures in the Anonymous Ancestor artworks series are presented as Gods that are glorified for bringing prosperity from the past.