Curator: Mona Liem (ID), Utami Atasia Ishii (ID), Ady Setyawan (ID); Widi P. Pangestu (ID); Natlab collective (DE/FR/BE); MATER collective (ID); Diaspora collective (ID)

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ONLINE EXHIBITION: The six cutting-edge artworks will represent the Zeitgeist through Indonesian wisdom. “Sela Selang” will highlight Indonesian nature (rattan) with technology.” How Do U Taste?” will show the Indonesian food staple sambal through science. “Melting Landscape” shows water as an important element in art production. “Urbsense” is a participatory production of a virtual mental map of the city.
ON-SITE EXHIBITION, in some spaces in Indonesia: “Sela Selang”, artworks will use internet/gadget to move the installation/projections. “Stream”, an installation built from waste tofu, was the recipient of an Ars Electronica Prix. “Collective Concession”, from Despora, is a response to technology through board games.

Mona Liem: Curator & artpreneur. To mark Ars Electronica’s 40th year, she was invited to present MAG (Media Art Globale), an art, technology and science festival showcasing cutting-edge work. She has been a curator for MAG and WOT, the biggest art, technology and music festivals in Indonesia. Her mission is to empower the art, science and technology communities to generate ideas & revive connections.

Utami Atasia Ishii (ID_JP): Born in Magelang, Central Java, in 1996. Moved to Jakarta in 2014 to 2020 to continue his education, majoring in painting. In the fourth year of his studies, he became interested in interdisciplinary art and realized that he was able to create works other than paintings to represent and express things. Thus began his approach to other art fields, such as interactive art, video art, electronic music art, technology and so on.

„How Do U Taste?“ – Hybrid Exhibition: Indonesia is rich in culinary riches, one of which is sambal, a which is served with almost every dish. There are 322 kinds of traditional Indonesian chili sauce. For some Indonesians, sambal is a must-have with every meal. In my current work, the microscope is a tool for appreciators to access other perspectives on chili sauce, because what we see of it daily is not always exactly what we know.

Ady Setyawan (ID): Multimedia artist from Bandung, Indonesia.
I have been passionate about projection mapping since 2012. I graduated with a bachelor’s in design from Bandung Institute of Technology and share my thoughts through visual creation. I am currently starting a new media studio called Arafura Media Design. My enthusiasm for the field keeps growing. By bringing together experts from different disciplines, I have already executed several innovative collaboration projects.

“Sela Selang” by Ady Setyawan (ID): Inspired by the word ‚komorebi‘, which refers to the sunlight filtered through leaves on trees, and the crown shyness phenomenon—an arboreal version of social distancing—visitors can immerse themself beneath the installation or admire the view from above. Previously, they are also allowed to pick their animation and write a message which will then appear on the projection mapping visual.

Thomas Geissl (DE): Creative technologist who fabricates experiences that touch people by fusing the analog with the digital. He believes in free software and enjoys collaborating,

Nadine Khalil: French architect based in DE since 2010. In 2014, with Thomas Geissl, she founded NantLab as a space to explore the creation of interactive & temporary installations. She is interested in sustainable building, wood construction and lighting design.

Anais Le Grand: Anais Le Grand’swork has taken her to many different cities, in Asia and beyond.

“Urbsense” by Nadine Khalil (FR); Anais Le Grand (BE); Thomas Geissl (DE): The work introduces the participatory production of a virtual mental map of the city. Enabled by a custom-designed digital platform, the artwork will be collectively and progressively generated throughout the course of the exhibition. Any inhabitant or visitor to Jakarta will have the chance to contribute by providing a set of data expressing their individual experience of the city. This fluid visual object will convey the flows, uses and atmosphere that define it.

Widi Pangestu: Widi Pangestu’s experimentations take place within the spectrum of material crafting and the medium of paper, which focuses on image-making, object-making and the details of the experimentation process as a work of artistic research. It explores the possibilities in material-crafting through different traditional (manual) preferences, while colliding them with rhetorical experiences encountered during the process. He ignites appreciation for a moment to go beyond ordinary perceptions of paper material.

„Tessellation Fields“ by Widi Pangestu (ID): This artwork tries to capture and slow down the momentum (present and absent) by using water in the form of ice, combined with other variables such as additives, chemicals and fillers in the form of natural pigments such as indigo, black carbon, calcium carbonate, kaolin klay, methyl cellulose and others. They are all bound or frozen together with water and then placed on the surface of the cellulose fiber (pulp) ice at a certain temperature, to undergo a liquefaction process.

Ratna Djuwita (ID), Zaqi Athis (ID), Ghina Nabilah (ID), and Bondan Petra (ID): They work together as a speculative design studio translating matter into objects. They create future scenarios by embedding design fiction to its process, generating questions that provoke the imagination and innovation to respond to the present condition.

„Stream” by Ratna Djuwita (ID), Zaqi Fathis (ID), Ghina Nabilah (ID), Bondan Petra (ID): “Stream” is a design prototype for foldable hybrid objects which simulates a new model of design ecosystem, while trying to integrate different aspects of the design process, from materials to fabrication procedure, using manual and digital approaches to understand, analyze, and simulate the materials’ characteristics (in this case, edible cellulose made from tofu liquid waste production).

Octavianus Frans (ID), Emmanuel Putro (ID), Budi Sriherlambang (ID): This Indonesian collective translates local cultural values into visual interactive media. Franshas a Master of Arts from the Daily Art & Aesthetic Arts Program. Putro has always been interested in how art works are created, studying the development of visual arts, and managing art events. Sriherlambang has always been curious about things related to creativity and how it affects human life. They are completing a master’s degree in Imagineering at NHTV Breda, the Netherlands.

„Collective Concession“ by Octavianus Frans (ID), Emmanuel Putro (ID), Budi Sriherlambang (ID): An interpretation of a traditional Indonesian with currently relevant values, translated into fun interactive installations, while reflecting on how people who live communally can instill togetherness, hard work, democracy, trust & leadership in the context of a game. Work sponsored by the Ideation Project of DKV New media, Binus University.