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.
I’m presenting my collection of tiger documentations that I collected in my tumblr as part of a group exhibition called 125,660 Specimens of Natural History in Komunitas Salihara. The work titled: Loreng: Kisah dari jejak citra Harimau Indonesia.
If you think of a resonator, it resonates differently depending on its’ shapes and size. Naturally, they also oscillate to some frequencies with greater amplitude than at others. As shape and size of human ear canals and cochlea (ear organ) vary between individuals and (of course) vary between species, does this affects our sensitivities on certain tones of sounds? Or maybe it also affects our taste in music? These are the basic questions of the instrument, Nadalaut. Continue reading →
Playing Glassbell, The Instrument Builders Project exhibition opening in NGV Melbourne, Australia, 1 November 2014
During 1 – 23 November I participated as exhibiting artist in The Instrument Builders Project Exhibition at National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Australia. This exhibition presents selected works from the two iterations of the project done in Yogyakarta. Exhibiting artists in this exhibition are: Peter Blamey, Mas Wibowo, Michael Candy, Caitlin Franzmann, Dale Gorfinkel, Jompet Kuswidananto, Dylan Martorell, Andreas Siagian, Wukir Suryadi, Tintin Wulia, Asep Nata.
8-bit Woodtape Analog, built using local wood material in Djerassi
On my first week in Djerassi Residency, I found out that lumbers is abundant in the area. The lumbers are going to be used as the material for fireplace during the winter. As someone from the tropical country, I’m unfamiliar with the use of woods for heating inside the house since it’s already hot in Indonesia. Since Laura Amador, the project manager of Djerassi said that we can pretty much use anything in the area, I decided to take one of the lumber to made an instrument.
On the final of my residency with dLux Media Arts, the workshop results I conducted is presented in an exhibition of dLab program. The show was showing dLux program results with the local communities in Wagga Wagga. I combined all the Squaresynths that were made by the girls in Wagga Wagga school. I did a small performance playing all the instruments that were made in to one installation in the video above. Photo documentation by dLux Media Arts bellow. More photos of the exhibition can be found in dLux’s flickr [>>here<<].