IB:SC installation in Transmediale 2011. photo by Christoph Müller-Girod
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: