The seventh series of Nalareksa installation exhibited in OK Video – Indonesia Media Art Festival 2015 in Indonesia National Gallery, 14-28 June 2015.
INSTALLED ON: DIALOGUE ON ART, CULTURE AND CLIMATE CHANGE [Beijing, China 9-12 October 2008]
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.
INSTALLED ON: WE ARE THE CELLS! | CELLSBUTTON#02 – Yogyakarta International Media Art Festival [Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 11-21 August 2008]
An analog and digital composition sound installation on an exhibition for Cellsbutton#02, 2008 in Culture Centre de France (LIP) 19 August 2008. Sample gathering process: By collecting air sample in the environment, theoretically; if gas encounters water, then some part of the gas will be absorbed to water. Eventually, there will be an equilibrium, which means the amount of elements released by the water to the air will be equal to the amount of elements that absorbed by air and water.
Intro to Nalareksa
Nalareksa is a method of air analysis by using water as a mediator for the research. To investigate out the elements in air, we could use water as a mediator for the container of the elements from the air if we know the balance condition between air and water. Nalareksa was founded by Prof. Ir. Hardjoso Prodjopangarso as his intention for his research could be useful by small people in Indonesia.
In “old Javanese”, the word nala means beloved ones and the word reksa means nourishing. Literally, nalareksa represent the world as a beloved one that needs nourishing from humans. In this case, taking precautions to pollutants that may cause destruction to the world. Every equipments, sciences and technologies for Nalareksa were created by the simplest approach so it could be reached by common. That’s why all the instruments in Nalareksa are made using easy-to-find materials in Indonesia. As already known, people became realizes of climate changes as the result of the significant increase in anthropogenic greenhouse gases (gas emission caused by fossil fuels usage for transportation) and deforestation in concentrations via enhanced greenhouse effects. CO2/CO in large concentrations are created reducing benefit elements such as O2/O3 concentration for humans. Continue reading
Nalareksa is an art and science project that focus on sustainable creativity, research practical work, generic infrastructure, physical and chemical engineering in relations to hydro environmental issues. This project took the same name from a method of air analysis by using water as a mediator for the research innovated by Prof. Hardjoso Projopangarso, a Civil Engineer who intensively works in hydro-sustainability and construction in Indonesia. Nalareksa method is simply to get aerated water samples from sites to analyze air conditions of the locations. The water samples will then be analyzed for laboratory works using several chemical elements and formula to identify air conditions variables that will be used by Civil Engineers as a guidance to design air circulations and ventilation system.Nalareksa method became part of Environmental Engineering for Civil Engineer practical work, implemented in the national curriculum for Civil Engineer studies. Continue reading