The big screen treatment for wayang kulit


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  • Wednesday, 13 Dec 2006

By ELAN PERUMAL 

EVER fancy watching wayang kulit or shadow play in animation form on the big screen. 

This may sound strange, but 22-year-old Mohammad Yazid Kamal Bahrin proved that creativity has no limit by producing the Hikayat Sr Rama in the form of active animation with lively music and narrative. 

His work was at Fine Art Department in UiTM's recent two-day event, participated by 18 who graduated from the department. 

"I was thinking about ways of promoting wayang kulit to the young and that was how I ended up producing this slot.  

Sharifuddin with his collection on the crises of the world.

"It is very lively. So we are able to entertain the viewers and at the same time promote moral values that are depicted in the story,'' he said, adding that in this format, wayang kulit can be also marketed overseas. 

Yazid also exhibited his paintings on the subject of wayang kulit at the exhibition themed Terenganu, where exhibits were contemporary art in the form of painting, sculpture and print. 

Department head Sharmiza Abu Hassan said the exhibition, which is an annual event, marked the end of the programme that gave students an avenue to put what they have learned into work. 

She said she is satisfied with the work of her students and believed that they would do well after leaving the university. 

The paintings of wayang kulit.

Shaifuddin Mamat, 22, who produced a unique piece of artwork using transparency said his work reflected the conflicts in the world. 

He said his piece was themed on the role of media and the super powers of the world in today's society. 

``The West are using the media as a major propaganda tool and I have captured this in my work which also included violence and terrorism like the Sept 11 incident,'' he added.  


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