[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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[instrument/installation] The Instrument Builders Project Exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Australia

Andreas Siagian playing Glassbell, The Instrument Builders Project in NGV Melbourne

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.

Mountain Operated Synth (MOS) a collaboration with Michael Candy (AU), Pia Van Gelder (AU); along with Glassbell a collaboration with Asep Nata and me are two collaboration works that was selected as part of the exhibition. . More information about can be found in IBP website [[>>here<<]].

[instrument/installation] 8-bit Woodtape Analog

8-bit Woodtape

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.

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[installation/instrument] Squaresynth in dLab Retrospective – Wagga Wagga City Gallery exhibition

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<<].

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