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Fraktal Batik sculpture
Fraktal Batik sculpture

This serie born from a collaborative work from the artist Mickael Obrenovitch and the scientist Hokky Situngkir. Its celebrates the eco-cultural narratives, by putting the living story of Indonesian cultural heritage as reflected in Batik pattern engraved in teak woods. The result is the amazing turn of the 2D generative fractal pattern of batik into 3D sculpture via the Balinese carving and gold painting techniques. We create 15 unique artwork from generating one word : absolute, peace, love… Its bring a perfect fusion of western contemporary art with asian batik in symphony of culture.



This work resembles the creativity portraying “time” and “dimension”. The totem batik transforms the old time messages into contemporary art by extending the dimensionality of batik geometrical motifs in its entirety. It gives the promise to present the traditional culture as a modern experience of contemporary art.
Hokky Situngkir - Scientist


Indonesian Batik - Patterns & Designs
Indonesian Batik - Patterns & Designs

As many as three thousand different Batik patterns are recorded to have been produced since the 19th century, and many are considered to be antique designs. This is why Indonesia is considered as the place of Batik with its many designs for different wearers and occasions.
A piece of Batik is named based on its motif, the whole picture decorating the cloth. The motif is usually repeated to cover the whole space of the cloth. In traditional Batik art, there are old basic patterns to assemble Batik motifs.



A collaborative work
A collaborative work

Hokky Situngkir, an expressive, rising young scientist, is engaging the Indonesian populace in uncovering, valuing, and using its diverse cultural knowledge. In a country of repressed cultural diversity and competing ideologies, Hokky applies the objectivity of science to build a shared national cultural narrative and make its value accessible to all. Field of Interests: Sociological Theories, Cultural Studies, Artificial Society, Socio-dynamical psychology, Behavioral Sciences, Agent-Based Programming, Philosophy of Science.




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