• Ryan Uzilevsky

PLASTIC PALEMAHAN


An environmental art film inspired by traditional dance and the ancient Balinese concept of "Palemahan," meaning harmony with nature to avoid disaster.

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The film uses traditional Balinese dance and mythology to interpret a modern story of disharmony. The over use of consumer plastic takes on a life form of its own, overwhelming and devouring the peaceful way of life in the temple.

Directors statement:

"I was inspired by three things to make this film; the widely known 'Kekak' dance ceremonies, where entire villages perform group vocal percussion chants together as the soundtrack to their religious theatrical dramas.

The "Ogo Ogo" ceremonies of Balinese new year, where a village must construct, and then slay a giant demon effigy, which is designed to embody whatever disharmony has arisen in their village during the year.

And third, the startling amount of plastic pollution found on the island in the rivers, beaches, and jungles. I felt I should be combine these things as an imagined post-modern addendum to the balinese mythological tradition.

Created and Directed by: Ryan Uzilevsky

Featuring Performances by: Ketut Arjawa Ni Kadek Kintan Kirani Ni Komang Widya Astuti

Music Composed by: Matyas Kelemen

Produced by: Kayti Bunny Roberts + Ryan Uzilevsky

Edited by: Matyas Kelemen + Ryan Uzilevsky

Temple Tribe: PURA GRIYA SAKTI MANUABA

Liaison: Made Junjungan Art Department: Sha Read Chantal LaMour Bianca Flores Kayti Bunny Roberts

Cameras: Ori Latter Made Denny

Production Assistant: Gustra Gangs

Special Thanks: Junjungan Guest House Medici Artist Resort Sha Read

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