Field Notes

Jottings and photos from the field

The Eighth Egg

“Sudah bangun Gusti?” It was 4 AM and I sent a text message to Gusti Ayu to ask whether she was awake or not….

Theyyam: When Gods Dance Among Men

According to Indian mythology, Parshurama, a Priest-Warrior and the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu, following a bloody campaign to annihilate the ruling Kshatriyas, flung…

Bali, tourism, and exoticism

Elemental Productions’ upcoming film, Bitter Honey, is a really important movie for the Balinese because it gives a critique to their own culture and…