Wisdoms of the East and West is an animated video created in Honolulu, Hawaii with Curator Michael Schuster to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the East-West Center in Honolulu Hawaii. The video is based on the flagship Charlot and Affandi murals in Imin Center-Jefferson Hall at the East West Center.
In keeping with the East-West Center's mandate to promote better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the Pacific region, the video shows Semar, the Javanese shadow puppet on a voyage from East to West. The soundtrack is a fusion of Indonesian and western music and was performed by musicians Annie Reynolds and Made Widana.
The video was created for the Centers exhibit, East-West Treasures in 2010 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Center and was on display from June 27th until October 3rd 2010.
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