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Docent suggestions for touring the North Court area during the Bali exhibition, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

Docent suggestions for touring the North Court area during the Bali exhibition, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

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  • Big Ideas Integration of art, ritual, performanceN.C. installation to suggest Balinese village during festival time (every 220 days temples have an anniversary)Ephemeral quality of offerings (we plan on having offerings being made throughout)Most of the items in the exhibition intended for use in ritual, some in performance
  • flanking the entrance the North Court (suggest docents pass by the grand stairs and mention the Indonesian door guardians there as a related tradition: Pair of door guardians Mahakala and Nandishvara Date: 700-900 Andesite, Indonesia | Java Big Ideas Integration of art, ritual, performanceN.C. installation to suggest Balinese village during festival time (every 220 days temples have an anniversary)Ephemeral quality of offerings (we plan on having offerings being made throughout)Most of the items in the exhibition intended for use in ritual, some in performance
  • Penjor tall offerings designed on long, tapering bamboo poles lining the streets near homes, temples when ceremonies are happening from the top hang palm leaf offerings and along the pole hang various palm leaf offerings, and other items symbolizing the harvest near the bottom there is a little bamboo altar decorated with coconuts and bunches of leaves
  • Big Ideas Integration of art, ritual, performanceN.C. installation to suggest Balinese village during festival time (every 220 days temples have an anniversary)Ephemeral quality of offerings (we plan on having offerings being made throughout)Most of the items in the exhibition intended for use in ritual, some in performance
  • Nearby photos can help contextualize Video in Hambrecht shows cremations using similar dias
  • www.Balitempleexplorer.com lets you explore a temple in Bali, shown with over 200 HD video loops: allowing you the emotional impact of film and video, plus the web-like ability to explore the temple at your own pace. Created for the special exhibition Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco. Available on the internet and on the kiosk in North Court

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  • Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance
    • North Court Installation
  • Big Ideas
    • Integration of art, ritual, performance
    • N.C. installation to suggest Balinese village during festival time (every 220 days temples have an anniversary)
    • Ephemeral quality of offerings (we plan on having offerings being made throughout)
    • Most of the items in the exhibition intended for use in ritual, some in performance
  •   View slide
  • Guardian figures View slide
  • Decorated bamboo pole (Penjor) Banners (Umbul umbul)
  • Altar
  • Ritual Platform
  • Bali Temple Explorer
  • Considerations
    • videos in all galleries with sound
      • gallery 1: 8-minute intro video w/ narrator + directional speakers + open captioning
      • gallery 2: two videos 1) music only showing ritual dancing of barong mask 2) about royal cremation and village cremation with open captioning (possibly narrator on part)
      • gallery 3: two videos 1) clips showing examples of dance, music, costume with music and open captioning 2) shadow performance excerpts from the Mahabharata with voice of shadowmaster, open captions
      • Videos
  • Considerations
    • North Court programming
      • some weekends will have artist in residence--please incorporate into your tour by ending there and encouraging audience to participate
    • Media Tour
      • 6 stops have a short video clip different from monitors
  • Show video clips Links to check out: AAM YouTube Site currently has all the media tour videos loaded up: http://www.youtube.com/user/AsianArtMuseum#grid/user/7F5D131B6F99E036 As we complete the gallery videos they will also go up to YouTube Cremation Video we will be editing is viewable here: http://vimeo.com/11425324