The instrument which inspired “Dabakan” is at once classic and cutting edge. Its form is a feat of timeless human genius, the instrument’s scale and detail always making it imposing. Its loud, unmistakable sound resonates in primeval forests to proclaim humanity. The resonance of the Dabakan connected people across distances, the same way waves of technological advancement connect people today. It is hoped that the artworks exhibited in “Dabakan” will have the same unmistakable impact on the community as this percussion instrument.