Babaran Segaragunung Culture House
Jogjakarta, Indonesia

In late autumn of 2019, I boarded a nineteen-hour flight to Singapore. A week later, I arrived to Indonesia, where I would complete a residency at the Babaran Segaragunung Culture House in Jogjakarta. I would scratch the surface of the mythical, complex, and ancient practice of batik; a wax-resist process used to create textile artwork. Agus Ismoyo is a master batik artist and teacher and together with his wife, Nia, he has created a center for teaching, learning, and practicing the batik according to ancient and contemporary Indonesian cultural worldview.