nalareksa 0.2: re-liquify! [installation]


The Dialogue on Art, Culture & Climate Change is an investigation into the role of culture and the arts in the cross-cultural dialogue on climate change between and in Asia and Europe. The Dialogue aims to raise the awareness on climate change and sustainability in cultural and arts communities in Asia and Europe and at investigating different perspectives on this subject. It also seeks to strengthen the role and the voice of culture and arts in the dialogue on and actions related to climate change. Furthermore, it aims to explore creative cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural connections between artists, scientists, and other climate change thinkers leading to joint approaches and collaborations for climate change actions.

The project gathered 45 Asian and European artists, designers, architects, cultural practitioners, environmentalists and scientists to participate during the three-day workshop, and is organised in partnership with the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, the Danish Cultural Institute, Cultura21,  Research Center for Sustainable Development of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and National Climate Change Center.

Re-liquify 0.2 installation was awarded as Asian Europe Foundation (ASEF) Alumni Award for Art & Culture and Climate Change Dialogue project. ASEF alumni artists submited artistic statements and artwork related to the theme: ‘climate change, a climate for change?’
Two artists Petko Dourmana (Bulgaria) and Andreas Siagian (Indonesia) have been selected and are invited to participate in the Beijing event where their artworks are shown and discussed in the Forum. This project gathering artists, scientists and cultural practitioners take place along the ASEM Summit meeting between 9-13 October 2008 in Beijing. The artworks was selected by ASEF advisory group of the Art & Culture and Climate Change Dialogue project.

Encountering the Climate Change topic, I realized the importance of Environmental Engineer in dealing with the current air and water pollution state in our environment. The biggest factor of present concern is the increase in CO2 levels due to emissions from fossil fuel combustion, followed by aerosols (particulate matter in the atmosphere), which exert a cooling effect, and cement manufacture. Realizing Indonesia’s rate of forest destruction makes the country the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gas pollution after the United States and China because up to 25% of greenhouse gas emissions comes from tropical forest clearance. The current situation in Yogyakarta also is concerning because of large quantities of motorcycle used as main transportation due to the poor public transportation infrastructure in Yogyakarta.  I’m deeply concerned with the current situation and realizing that the effect is a threat human life in the future.

Space Environment Analyzing: Wet temperature and dry temperature are a necessary variable in Nalareksa method to determine the amount of CO2 and O2 level inside the space. The variables will be used in calculation process in Nalareksa. By using modified analog thermal sensors, the installation produced synthetic sounds from the temperature of the space. 4 sensors was used in this installations which are 2 wet thermal sensors, each was placed inside the water in the reaction tubes and 2 dry thermal sensors, each was placed on the top inside of the reaction tubes. Wet thermal sensors are used to measure water temperature while dry thermal sensors are used to measure the air temperature condition. The sound then combined with sounds from quadraphonic ears on each tube which was processed by a customize analog mixer and temperature analyzer. A sound composition of the sample gathering process created on this installation.

Also exhibited on the same exhibitions are:

Student projects at the CAFA The students from No.10 Studio of the Experimental Art Department of the Chinese Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) have been working on the subject of environment and climate change during the months of August and September and created an artistic event entitled “Look at the Climate”. They presented a brand-new explanation in the name of art to this world topic through their works and creative projects. They will share their ideas/concepts/artworks with the participants during the Public Forum.
Artistic residency in Beijing An eco-art/action philosophy residency will be set up with the CAFA prior to the Forum where Oleg Koefoed (Denmark) and Insa Winkler (Germany) will work together with 10 design students of CAFA from 4th October till 8th October. The group will approach important and complex matters related to climate change, environment and sustainability, from a specific angle. The results of the residency will be shared in the Dialogue Forum. More information about the residency

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