Lifepatch at the main Exhibition
Main Exhibition Jogja Biennale XIII will be held on November 1 until December 10, 2015. This exhibition for the first time in the series Equator curated by an artist, Wok The Rock appointed by the Artistic Director Rain Rosidi. Wok The Rock collaborated with curator who is also an artist from Nigeria, Jude Anogwih and researchers Biennale Jogja Lisistrata Lusandiana.
After research in Nigeria, Wok The Rock keen to discuss actual problems being faced by Nigeria and Indonesia after the collapse of the military regime in both countries. By discussing the actual expected to fend off potential emergence of the views or discourse stereotypes about the two countries. Criticism of the practice of democracy labile later become the main reference in developing the theme. Through the art exhibition, curator and artist invites the public to experiment in utilizing conflict, disorder, misunderstandings and differences due to the absolute existence in a democratic system. Conflict is always seen as a scourge which must be eradicated for the sake of a harmonious life. In fact, the conflict will always be present in the democratic life because everyone is entitled to his opinion. To that end, the conflict should be viewed positively. As an important thing to be managed so as to create an unexpected harmony.
Is based on the theme, curator of the exhibition in the form of designing the shape of space activity. The space created along the exhibition participants from diverse disciplines through a collaborative process. An intensive discussion forums held every month to initiate art projects together. This collaborative work is intended to produce works that are synergistic and encourage the emergence of conflicts in the creation process, so the theme of the exhibition will not just be a narrative. The exhibition is later expected to create spaces that intervene artistically public to participate actively so that the opinion-forming public opinion. With this, works of art, allow for the initiative, aspiration and distribution of extensive discourse.
Main exhibition was attended by 23 participants from Indonesia and 11 from Nigeria. They are Ace House Collective, Aderemi Adegbite, Agan Harahap, Amarachi Okafor, Anggun Priambodo, Anti-Tank, Ardi Gunawan, Arief Yudi, Dodo Hartoko, Elijah Nurvista, Emeka Ogboh, Emeka Udemba, Fitri Setyaningsih, Joned Suryatmoko, Kainebi Osahenye, ketjilbergerak, Lifepatch, Maryanto, Ndidi Dike, Olanrewaju Tejuoso, PUNKASILA, Rully Shabara, Segun Adefila, Serrum, Tarlen Hand, Temitayo Ogunbinyi, okpa Uche Iroha, Victor Ehikhamenor, Wukir Suryadi, Yudi Ahmad Tajudin, Yazied Syafa’at, Yustoni Volunteero and Yusuf Ismail ,
Discussion forum participants have started to be held in May, June and July in Yogyakarta, Jakarta and Lagos either through direct meetings (Offline Help) or via Facebook Group. This forum will be held until the month of December 2015.
In July, two Indonesian artists: Anggun Priambodo and Maryanto do residency for 2 weeks in Lagos, Nigeria for observation and production of their work. The next 5 Nigerian artists will perform during the 1-month residency in Yogyakarta in October to November.
Main Exhibition Hall site uses Ajiyasa, JNM Plaza and Plaza Kriya at the Jogja National Museum. Exhibition space that are semi-open was designed by curators together with an artist / architect Iswanto Hartono. The format of the exhibition in the form of an open space activity and allows the works generated working together with the people who live and move in the surrounding environment. For 40 days, the site will be active interaction space with a variety of activities, performances and art events each week. Schedule of events will be published in October through a website, social media and newsletter Biennale Jogja Equator. See you in November.
SKS – Sistem Kebut Sekolah, Lifepatch Participation in the Biennale Jogja XIII 2015
SKS programs take practice – practice in the community – the community and intervene creatively in educational institutions in Indonesia
One of Lifepatch workshop at Sistem Kebut Sekolah.
I made Swakriya Citra Maya workshop, highlighting the image in the form of a shadow image. This workshop invites participants to create a simple tool that can be used to create a two-dimensional image by highlighting shadow image of a mobile phone. In the science of geometry, the image of the shadow itself is a virtual image formed by light reflection. Lifepatch developed a kit called Rana Light so that participants in this workshop does not require any special skills to merangkainya. The duration of the workshop for 3 hours.
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