An Adaptation Movement of Garden Indonesia
Every civilization has a tipping point. The pandemic showed us that everything that happens has positive and negative consequences. What comes next? Adaptation is the option to survive. We exist in our cultural environment, in the process of life and in our heritage system. This adaptation is continuously expressed by MAG21 artworks such as Zeitgeist, Sela Selang and Stream show concern for environmental and human behavior in daily life. Urb-Sense introduces the participatory production of a virtual mental map of the city of Jakarta through social distancing. Melting Landscape uses H2O & O2 as symbols of impermanence in life, as humans fear the absence of the internet more than that of air and water. How Do You Taste elevates the chili sauce (sambal) that is usually an Indonesian side dish, to deploy it as a medium. Collective Concession reflects on how contemporary humans interpret a traditional Indonesian game to translate it, through technology, into an interactive installation.
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)
JOURNEY: 6 ARTWORKS on INFINITY, AN ADAPTATION MOVEMENT OF GARDEN INDONESIA ONLINE EXHIBITION: The six cutting-edge artworks will represent the Zeitgeist through Indonesian wisdom.
TALES OF THE LANDS BENEATH THE WINDS – HOW SPICE INTOXICATED THE WORLD
Kumoratih Kushardjanto (Negeri Rempah Foundation), (ID)
Story a glimpse of the history of the spice route in the Indonesian archipelago (pre-colonial) local wisdom/knowledge preserved in tradition the spice route and how it has changed the world today
SHAKING UP IN DIGITAL ART WORLD
Dr. Wiyu Wahono (ID), Detty Wulandari (ID). Moderator: Mona Liem (ID)
Topics: 1) The speakers will discuss their digital and media art collections; 2) they will share knowledge about NFT art for a young generation who wants to know more about it; 3) the artworks are from Indonesia, and show the international influence on the movement.
WORKSHOP INDONESIA JAMU MAKING
Nova Dewi Setiabudi (ID)
Content: Indonesian Heritage. Mixology: Healing Remedies Stamina & Immunity Relaxation, Health & Beauty. Description of talk & workshop: History, Flavours & Taste; The History of Jamu, from Humble Beginnings to the Drink of Choice of Royals (will be shared over a unique, intimate 30-minute Jamu workshop).
UNTOLD STORIES OF MAG JOURNEY by Connected Art Platform
The journey of MAG19, MAG20 (Prisma Garden) & (Quantum Land) ; MAG21 (INFINITY) The story of young farmer and environment enthusiast as culture action of adaptation movement of garden Indonesia (Adam I. Hawari) and The sneak peak of workshop about herbs and spices of JAMU by Suwe Ora Jamu
Onsite video screening during exhibition at the local Garden Indonesia: 1) untold stories of 46 artworks presented across three art and science festival in Indonesia, before and during the pandemic; 2) traditional ceremony with performance art to respect the Earth; 3) video documentation of urban people who move back to their hometowns as stories on ruralism; where they left their metropolitan life to work as farmers and encourage young people to stay in the village and look after their soils.
MAG21 provides spaces where people learn, interact, experiment, create a work of art, products and services or innovation, all of which are central to this broader adaptative historical movement. They can also synergize, adapt and apply their mastery to create the next new thing for infinity: hope in society.
MAG (Media Art Globale) Festival, Connected Art Platform (CAP), Digital Nine+; Mbloc Group, Binus University DKV New Media, JCS Engineering.
Curator: Mona Liem.
Digital Management: Sean Lee.
Artists: Ady Setyawan – Arafura, Utami Atasia Ishii, Ratna Djuwita & Stream Team, Nantlab Collective, Widi Pangestu, Collective Concession.
Thank you to the team of CAP, Asia-Europe, Mbloc Group, Binus DKV, all media and sponsorships.