10 Figures get more blurred towards the back Nyoman Nuarta – Rush Hour 1992 brass and copperFigures get more blurred towards the backBreaking down into streaks of motionUse of wire mesh – see-through at some parts, with some frayed endsCreating motion blur/fading effectOxidized to create blue-green colour
11 Depiction of form of transport used by locals Nyoman Nuarta – Rush Hour 1992 brass and copperDepiction of form of transport used by localsPhysical representation of motion, speedFast pace of modern lifeWires – metal, urban environmentBlue-green-grey colour – coldness of fast-paced modern life?
12 What is the effect of this fast-paced life on people? Nyoman Nuarta – Rush Hour 1992 brass and copperWhat is the effect of this fast-paced life on people?What is their destination?The figures become less and less recognizable as human when we move backwards – what does that represent?
17 Group of figures, seemingly engaged in conversation Nyoman Nuarta – 5 Officials1990Copper meshGroup of figures, seemingly engaged in conversationNo clear features on face, only gaping holes in frontOnly jacket lapels and ties are more definedBodies merge into one massThe holes in the mesh show through more as we move downwards
18 Figures appear hazy and blurry – like smoke Nyoman Nuarta – 5 Officials1990Copper meshFigures appear hazy and blurry – like smokeFigures are blind?Insubstantial, untrustworthy? What is coming out of their mouths?Commenting on corruption?
19 Nyoman Nuarta – The Gang of Four, 1978, fiber resin, bronze electroplating
20 Military robes and helmets Empty space where the bodies should be Nyoman Nuarta – The Gang of Four 1978 fiber resin, bronze electroplatingMilitary robes and helmetsEmpty space where the bodies should beLined up side by side, forming one massAll facing straight ahead
21 Further emphasized by the clumping of figures and the heavy base Nyoman Nuarta – The Gang of Four 1978 fiber resin, bronze electroplatingSolidity of coats and helmets gives figures sense of weight and presence even though they are hollowFurther emphasized by the clumping of figures and the heavy baseBalinese Hindu belief in visible/invisible worldInvisible energy also powerfulEvil spirits, soullessness?Talking about military atrocities in Indonesia?