TALKER #12: AGUS NUR AMAL PMTOH
180 x 280mm, 24 pages, Risograph printed, Saddle stitch, Card cover, 2023
Agus uses household objects for storytelling performances and creates art objects to share ideas, knowledge, conflict resolutions and trauma healing. Collaborating with artists, photographers, videographers, and educators, he aims to entertain and educate through various methods. This interview traces the formation of his performance practice following his graduation from the theatre faculty at the Jakarta Institute of Arts and return to his hometown Weh Island (Aceh, Sumatra) where he researched and studied the art of Acehnese storytelling. We also discuss his involvement in community empowerment activities, trauma healing and peace building projects throughout Indonesia.