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Tromarama, Intercourse, 2015, two-channel HD video, color, sound, 4 minutes 10 seconds.

Tromorama

Edouard Malingue Gallery | Hong Kong

Tromarama, Intercourse, 2015, two-channel HD video, color, sound, 4 minutes 10 seconds.

The paradox of perception is that what we see is never what we see. In “Panoramix,” the Indonesian collective Tromarama took on this conundrum through a collection of works brought together as a single installation, though each work is individually titled. The assemblage opened with a video, also titled Panoramix (all works 2015), projected on a hanging screen, showing a lush close-up of tropical leaves. The scene remains still until it slowly begins to flutter like a hanging cloth responding to gusts of wind, flapping backward to reveal a dark space behind it. The image gives way only to reveal another image: the digital black that covers the screen like a projected shroud.

The work was a statement on the exhibition’s premise: an inquiry into the complex, multilayered mediations that occur on, among, and within surfaces. This was diagrammed in Living Room and Studio, two photographs

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