[exhibition | project] SuperSub – on collectivism, Den Frie | lifepatch

Seniman dan Kurator peserta Supersub

The exhibition SuperSub – on collectivism is part of the annual culture event IMAGES – a collaboration between Center for Kulturel Udvikling (CKU) and several Danish cultural institutions. The goal with the exhibition at Den Frie is to make an exchange of experience between Den Frie and non-Western artists, curators, and institutions, as an alternative to the traditional view on art in Denmark. Den Frie welcomes an institutional context and artistic platform that expands and challenges an “international” (read: Western) view by presenting a “global” point of view. Therefore the artist and curator Ade Darmawan from Indonesia has been invited to curate the exhibition for which he has selected five artists, who are all involved with collective art practises. With this overall concept around experience and cultural exchange between a number of Copenhagen based artist groups, curators, and non-Western institutions, it is our wish to raise the questions: What does it mean to work collectively today? What lies hidden in the community and in the collective culture production?

The participating artists are: Reza Afisina, Mg Pringgotono, Mahardika Yudha, Arief Yudi, Andreas Siagian and Farid Rakun.

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[residency/project] ancientMSG

A three weeks live art project organised by Gertrude Contemporary, a collaboration of 4 Indonesian artists and 4 Australian artists, curated and produced by Kristi Monfries of the Volcanic Winds. The result is presented in 1 hour of live collaborative performance of all participating artist.

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[instrument] 8-bit Mixtape – Classic

8-bit Mixtape Classic Compilation Detail

Continuing in developing the 8-bit Mixtape, here’s the new development of 8-bit Mixtape, I give it as “Classic” edition. It added some new features especially the rechargeable battery. The full features are:

– 8 algorithms of 1 line C music
– 2 potentiometer controlling variables
– 2 button for next and previous algorithms
– volume control on the side
– 1 LED (yellow) on/off indicator
– 1 LED (pink) signal indicator
– 1 Li on 3.7V rechargeable battery with up to 8 hours playing time
– micro USB connector for battery charger or AC to DC converter
– battery protection
– 3.5mm mono audio connector
– ON/OFF switch
– programming connector (working on progress/not tested)
– attachable potentiometer and knobs to make cassette fits in the case
– destroyed classic cassette records with case and cover bought for 2,000 IDR from second hand market

More documentations bellow:

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[instrument] 8-bit Mixtape NES

8-bit Mixtape Nintendo Pink - John Yingling.jpg

8-bit Mixtape 0.9 encased in Nintendo cartridge. A special gift from Lifepatch to John Yingling. (photo by: John Yingling)

I met John Yingling of The World Underground as he was documenting the underground scene of Yogyakarta. He really liked 8-bit Mixtape that initiated by Marc Dusseiller – Dusjagr, Budi Prakosa/Iyok – Manticore, and myself (Andreas Siagian/Ucok) and wanted to have one of it for himself. Documentation of 8-bit Mixtape >>[[here]]<<. I decided to build a custom 8-bit Mixtape using a NES cartridge as a token how I was impressed by his dedication on his work. Documentation of his travel in Indonesia can be seen >>[[here]]<<, I managed to made a small video documentation of the 8-bit Mixtape NES bellow.

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