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film by Ikue Mori, 2006
Thu, 2 August 2018 - 17:00
Modern Collection – Multi-Use Room
Free admission subject to room capacity and with the need for ticket pickup one hour before the event at the box office of the Modern Collection – Calouste Gulbenkian Museum.
Years in the making, Bhima Swarga is a fascinating film project from one of the most creative electronic musicians around. Delightfully animating traditional paintings from the Kertha Gosa temple ceiling in Bali, Mori depicts the journey of the soul from hell to heaven in two versions: one scored using her signature laptop electronics and one scored by Matt Welch, featuring a full gamelan ensemble – the traditional musical instrument from Java and Bali – augmented by Ikue’s electronics and Welch on saxophone and percussion. A spectacular audiovisual presentation for all ages.