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Gunawan Maryanto: On art, play and ‘The Science of Fiction’

  • Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, August 24 2019   /  01:56 am

Gunawan MaryantoWhat if an artist loses the tools of their trade? Gunawan Maryanto talks about finding new forms to express his art.Perhaps the biggest fear for an artist is losing the tools of their trade, like the Fictionsal Siman who lost his tongue despite his eagerness to speak only the truth.Siman is the main character of the newest feature film by Yosep Anggi Noen titled Hiruk-pikuk si Al Kisah (The Science of Fictionss) played by Gunawan Maryanto.“He gets his tongue cut out after witnessing the documentation of a fake moon landing on sandy beach near his home,” Gunawan told The Jakarta Post about the grim fate of the character.“I’ve been thinking a lot about this. What if I, as an artist, could no longer express myself?”Gunawan had a hold on the character for a long time — since the director, Anggi, approached him with the story idea in 2012 and made it clear that Gun...