In October 2012, lifepatch was invited for an art science exhibition, part of an event called Bioartnergy. This event was organized by Agriculture Faculty of Gadjah Mada University (UGM) Yogyakarta, one of lifepatch’s main collaborator. In this exhibition, UGM asked us to make several installation works, responding 6x6m room. So we thought of making 3 installations responding to the theme of the events.
In 2010, Julian Abraham, Agus Tri Budiarto and Nur Akbar Arofatullah initiated a project of making safe and generic fermentation method to make wine made from tropical fruits. The project name was Intelligent Bacteria: Saccharomyces cerevisiae (IB:SC). The project was a collaboration between art and science in the medium of bio-technology where the purpose of the project was to dig in the local potentials of tropical fruits in Indonesia, create a safe and generic fermentation method and distribute it to the society. The initiative itself was an artist independent that was supported with a collaboration with Irfan Dwidya Prijambada and Donny Widianto from Microbiology Department of Agriculture Faculty Universitas Gadjah Mada Yogyakarta. During 2010-2011, IB:SC was registered under the collective called HONF which makes the people who actually work on the project didn’t receive personal credits of what they have done when IB:SC won the transmediale awards 2011.
In September 2011, Julian Abraham, Agus Tri Budiarto, Nur Akbar Arofatullah, and I left HONF. Julian started a project under the name of Kapitan Biopunk, while Agus Tri Budiarto, Nur Akbar Arofatullah and I build lifepatch.org together with Budi Prakosa, Adhari Donora, Agung Firmanto and continue the collaboration with Microbiology Departement UGM. To make it clear, in this post I will write the project background and research that I wrote for the application and final concept for transmediale 2011 in Berlin Germany. In this project, I took part in finalizing the conceptual works and research conclusion of the project. Besides that, I’m also a personal wine tester of this project :P. Bellow is the writing that I submitted for transmediale 2011:
The last activities that we did in National Art Gallery Malaysia was a group performance. We did a collaborative performance with experimental audiovisual composition using and create a stage in the National Art Gallery Hall. We’re not the only one who performed, Goh Lee Kwang, Space Gambus Experiment and So Sound were also take turns giving amazing audiovisual performance at that night.
A collaboration with Jette Hye Jin Mortensen, Denmark. Jette was one of residency artist in Yogyakarta International Videowork Festival [YIVF]#04 Out Of It! in 2008. Using GEM on pure data the installation was exhibited in the final presentation of YIVF#04 alongside with Selina Shah (UK), The Darling Sisters (Spain) and Benny Wicaksono (Indonesia). You could download pd patch for Speak My Language interactive installation. (click here)
A collaboration with Adithep Duksukkaew (Job), Thailand. Job was a visual artist from 5th ASEF Artcamp and on his thesis, he would like to create an interactive video installation using pure data open source software. Using PiDiP; a group of additional video objects for Pure Data Packet, and webcam, the final presentation installation on October, 2008 in Bangkok was a success after several trials. We would like to enhanced this installation in the future. You could download pd patch for delay interactive installation. (click here)
Performed at: Cellsbutton#02 – Yogyakarta Media Art Festival 2008
Cellsonic 2009 was held in PPPPTK; a school for art teachers and workers located 11 km north of Yogyakarta. Inside the beautiful complex lies an outdoor small circle stadium-like for art performance. The Cellsonic stage located in the centre of the stadium. Continue reading