Tellurian Drama


Tellurian Drama is an artist book by Indonesian artist and filmmaker, Riar Rizaldi.

Unpacking the concealed and hidden story of Radio Malabar through archival images and a travelogue within the landscape, Tellurian Drama offers a close reading of prominent pseudo-anthropologist, Drs. Munarwan. Unearthing the possibility of technological ruins, the artist explores the vital role of mountains in history, colonial ruins as an apparatus, and the invisible power of indigenous ancestors.

Originally conceived as a short film, Tellurian Drama has been reimagined as an artist book for the first time. For more information about the artist book and accompanying film we recommend reading this interview with Riar Rizaldi.


Written by Riar Rizaldi
Translated by Fiky Daulay
Designed by Jordan Marzuki
Proofreading by Nina Hidayat
Published by Jordan, jordan Édition

Languages: Bilingual (English, Bahasa)
Format: Softcover, 164 pages
Dimensions: 110 x 180 mm
Edition: First
ISBN-13: 6287855368683
Publication Date: October 2023