Wok the Rock aka Woto Wibowo
Wok The Rock, ‘Golden Love Songs’ (2012), ‘I Burned Your Life’ (2011).
Multi-tasking between his roles as an artist, graphic designer, musician, and indie music producer, Wok has continually been making crossovers between two worlds, music and visual arts. Burn Your Idol is an interdisciplinary project that he has been developing since 2009, part music research and part visual art project combining photography, multimedia, graphic/web design, and a viral cultural campaign. It is a tribute to music (a product of the global pop culture) itself that he regards as a major part of the construction and memory collective of the young generation in Indonesia.
He continued the premise of Burn Your Idol in his ‘Golden Memories’ project during a recent residency in Melbourne, in which he applied a similar approach to focus on the Indonesian diaspora in Australia. The work ‘Golden Love Songs’ is one of the products of the residency, so I chose it along with one of the outputs of Burn Your Idol, a picture book entitled ‘I Burn Your Life’, an integral part of the whole installation that also serves as an autonomous piece that can speak for itself.