"The artwork presented aims to explore the notion of going somewhere, detaching oneself or changing perspectives through getting lost. Whether it is through thought, movement or even experiences, our mind can be tickled to the diversity of our surroundings and senses.
'Atas' takes us on a journey, with some direction, to see what is out there and maybe to try something new ourselves.
Using the cardinal directions, and aspects of mythology with a sprinkling of psychedelia we have created digital illustrations to tell a story that leads our character, up, and out of place of not knowing."
"As artists, creators and experiencers, we aim to discover new things all the time, sometimes learning about something new, remembering what was forgotten and most importantly, to feel.
The chance to create work, learn and be part of Ahead of the Curve which is such a valuable program alongside other amazing creatives has been dimension-shifting and life-changing."
Presented as part of MAV’s Ahead of the Curve program.
Supported by The Victorian Department of Families, Fairness and Housing.
Influenced by mythology, legend and the stories that are told, Amicus Atman works to construct cross-dimensional and highly immersive artwork while interrogating the constantly evolving circumstances. Coding NFT's while constructing Wayang Kulit, making spicy meals and playing with interactive projection art are all part of the creative process that Amicus uses. As a South-East Asian creative, they are committed to staying true to their ancestral history, respecting tradition and looking to the future, while navigating current realities of living in colonized spaces.