Oppression is everywhere: political, social, religion and economy. Celebrated openly with the rhythm and harmony, making people fall asleep. And the party continues ...
Dark Disco is a collaboration between Eko Nugroho (Story and Drawing) and Terra Bajraghossa (Sound and Animation).
Eko Nugroho works with a diverse range of media, the artist’s comic-inspired work
appears in a variety of forms: murals, paintings, drawings, comics,
zines, video projection, animation, and large scale embroideries. “It is
an ongoing storytelling journey through different medium with different
audience at different sites,” he says.
Nugroho is also the founder of Daging Tumbuh (“Growing Skin” or
“Tumor”), an independent comic/’zine published via photocopying with a
loose collective of friendly collaborators. “Anyone is welcome to
contribute, and people are free to reproduce (and even sell) copies on
their own.” For Nugroho, photocopying is a way of subverting ownership
and “the market,” encouraging a kind of interactive element between
artists, art, and readers. “It really doesn’t make any money, but it’s a
lot of fun!”
Written by Adeline Ooi for Theme Magazine, Issue 12, Dec/Jan 2008.