In Djerassi, Budi Prakosa and I made an experiment in synchronising audio to an old TV in Djerassi’s lounge. With Laura’s permission, we took the TV and play with it in our studio. I hook some analog synth to the TV signal, while Iyok made some codes for visualisation of the 8-bit mixtape. Some documentation of the experiment bellow.
On August 2011, I participated an exhibition called “Membajak TV” organized by Komunitas Salihara in Jakarta, Indonesia. The exhibition was curated by Krisna Murti, a media artist and art writer from Indonesia. The exhibition brought the issue of “pirate”, in which the selected artists for the exhibition created works based on their own perspective to the issue itself. As Krisna stated in his curatorial, “Television, controlled by political forces and corporate-has been formed and constructing reality, behavioral and cultural identity so that later generations came to interpret it in various ways: to create a range of cultural awareness, question, tease, criticize, to intervene, reflect, and even offer solution. The emergence a new generation of astists presents a close link between advance media technology with television culture through three main things: technological developments, the relations of political information history on television with the development of video art, and the emergence of video artist under 30 years generation – which is a generation “nurtured” by our television culture. The cultural position in which the video artists acted upon is a contrary to the community groups who interpret television technology solely as consumption, entertainment, or lifestyle.”