On the 15 December 2012, we did an audiovisual performance for Dance Your Eyes Festival 2012 in Gedung Indonesia Menggugat, Bandung Indonesia. Three members of lifepatch that was doing the performance are: manticore (visual), antirender (sound) and me (sound – using squaresolid as a nickname). Yeah, squaresolid was actually my blog on animal documentation and also my troll name in internet forums, but the organizer insisted we use nicknames for the performance and so we did. I have small objection to that but I threw it away on the end. Besides, the name is started to sticks on my personality anyway :D
For DOWNLOAD event, I gave a lecture session in Universitas Muhammadiyah Riau (UMR), Pekanbaru. The lecture session was an introduction to Media Art with some examples of my community and my activities. The session was started with Adhari Donora, representing from the organizer of DOWNLOAD events. DOWNLOAD itself is an initiative from Rumah Seni Budaya Siku Keluang, Sindikat Cuci Otak, and lifepatch.
During my visit in Toluca Mexico, I met a musician who called himself nomusiqdesigners. He was attending my pd workshops in Art Faculty of Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México. During our meetings we exchanges information and found something in common in music preference. AUTECHRE!
Retroalimentation project was started from mi hermano Luis Hernandes Galvan, told me that there’s a possibility for 4 of us to present Digital Art from South East Asia. The invitation came from Faculty de Artes of Universidad Autonoma Estadio de Mexico (UAEM) – Faculty of Art UAEM in Toluca, Mexico. So, the project started with Luis, Anne-Marie Schleiner , Debbie Ding and me to give a series of workshops and exhibition in Toluca, Mexico.
In April 2012, lifepatch participated in geekfest 2012 that was held in Bandung Indonesia. geekfest is a festival for community that working in technology. The festival is more of a public style festival, where people from various backgrounds came to see the displays of every participating communities. During our participation for this festival we displayed ‘microtransformer’ installation, a simple display of tropical fruit process (from IB:SC project) with a little artistic touch to attract the audiences in general. The responds was quite aggressive. :)
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.