Indonesian artist Mulyana has been roped in by Hermès to put his artistic interpretation of the Maison's 2019 theme, "In Pursuit of Dreams." The result is an immaculately hand-crocheted installation entitled "Irama" (Rhythm).
Known for his immersive creations, Mulyana's works stem from a personal dream of putting together a beautiful underwater home for the Mogus – an alter-ego that he has created as a way to express himself. Laboriously hand-crocheted, Mulyana presents each installation as a prayer and meditation.
In conceiving Irama (Rhythm), Mulyana dreams of himself as a musician, using each stitch as musical notes to compose a rhythm concurrent to the assembly of this spectacular coral dreamscape. Hermès objects find home within the coral clusters like treasures waiting to be discovered at the bottom of the sea.
Irama (Rhythm), as with Mulyana's other works, began as small organisms that bloom with quiet contemplation into vividly-coloured clusters. As the form of these clusters gradually develop with crocheting, the rhythm in accompaniment modulates. Dreams, according to Mulyana, are a built-up desire that requires momentum to bring into reality. With that, he offers Irama – a rhythm that he has composed to help make dreams come true.
"Because the success of a rhythm will always be remembered and sung. Just like a dream, it will always be remembered until it can be realized." - Mulyana
Irama (Rhythm) will be on display until 21 May 2019 at Hermès Liat Towers, 541 Orchard Road.