Those bodies of self-representation disappears. They turn into myth inherited from an indirect cultural experience of colonialism, modernism and then was derived as a new culture. ...
Province: DKI Jakarta
This article is a curatorial introduction to an exhibition, DIORAMA – Since History Is Fiction at Gudang Sarinah Ecosystem, 17-27 November 2016. It is also a part of an anthology published by Forum Lenteng, entitled Diorama: Since History Is Fiction (2016). We re-publish it on the AKUMASSA...
This article is part of an anthology published by Forum Lenteng, entitled Diorama: Since History is Fiction (2016). We re-publish it on AKUMASSA’s website in the framework of “Darivisual”. ince the beginning, I felt very restricted when I saw diorama. How can I not, through the presence of...
Although the visual of the diorama is three dimension that can be seen from many directions, the diversity of spectator views of the diorama are not as rich as it should be.
Enlargement from the already established mainstream narrative became the target of our framing, AKUMASSA-Diorama team, along with technology that we used which was camera and the possibility of zooming that allowed us to see things that are trapped inside glass box.
Ah! I was reminded of my friend’s experience when he was observing and taking a picture of diorama using a SLR camera with additional feature of tele lens.
The result of the creative work does possess risks on the presentation. Argumentation responding to the matter will arise, both positive and negative.
This findings come from the enlargement that I do with camera as an performative act becoming way more relevant for me to interpret in terms of seeing Indonesia’s past experience because this forms that I see are still exist and I can still experience it.
The surprise amazement came when I entered a modest gallery in Tebet Timur, South Jakarta. On June 7, 2012 evening, I took the time to attend the opening event of DRIFT: Pameran Seni Multimedia which was initiated by ruangrupa.
My eyes went back to those waste workers. Some of them were busy unloading, lifting and pushing the waste, while Sobri seemed engrossed in conversation with someone wearing a shirt. I did not know what they were talking about. Maybe they discussed the waste, or maybe something else.