Tangkuban Perahu is an adaptation of the Mountain Tangkuban Perahu folklore. The mountain is geographically located in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.

In this story, three Stars of Destiny is introduced.

Chikei Star 地刑 = Sangkuriang
Chisou Star 地壯 = Tumang
Chiketsu Star 地傑 = Paul

This project explores the symbolism of beliefs, in particular the relationship of mountains and triangles as well as Chritianity and the cross. Referencing closely to the relationship between Dayang Sumbi (a woman) and Tumang (a dog) from the original folklore, this project also aims to explore anthropomorphic animal and human relationships, commonly found in bara genre of Japanese adult comics.

Apart from the folklore, this series of work also pay close reference to X 1999, an apocalyptic manga by a Japanese collective, Clamp. 

story - The folklore of Tangkuban Perahu

installation - Darshan