IT IS WITH GREAT SADNESS TODAY THAT I WOKE TO THE NEWS OF BAGUS WIRATOMO'S PASSING. BAGUS HAS BEEN A LONG TIME FREIND AND SUPPORTER OF D&O AND MYSELF, ONLY RECENTLY HIS BAND, CAVERN DOGS, WAS FEATURED IN THE D&O 2015 NEWSLETTER. HE WAS AN INCREDIBLE ARTIST AS WELL AS A HUMBLE AND MODEST INDIVIDUAL.
R.I.P BAGUS. YOU WILL BE MISSED.
EXCERPT FROM CAVERN DOGS INTERVIEW FROM D&O JULY NEWSLETTER.
D&O- To me, Cavern Dogs is informed by the European and
CAVERN DOGS- As for Cavern Dog, it was all coming out of my activities in art, like drawing, photo manipulation, and alike. Those artworks triggered me to form Cavern Dog the first time; it was like all of my artwork needed a soundtrack, an audio version of the artworks. All of these were based on the situation itself, a sequence of response to personal action-reaction both internally and externally related to the place where I reside and everything in between, within the term of negativity. A series of small tedious rituals that happens in a short period of time, repetitively.