The relationship and journey between humans, earth, technology and spice as symbols of health and nourishment.
The exhibition of SPICETOPIA expresses the relationship and journey between humans, earth, technology and spice as symbols of health and nourishment. SPICETOPIA explores technology as a transformative tool for artists, researchers & academics. These MAG showcases artists and researchers who develop experimental coding & AI objects investigating new perceptions of our daily life, environment and human sense interaction, using spices in cultural tradition and new materiality.
Indonesia is the heaven of spices, plantation and seas. Spicetopia`s artwork invites us to explore and reflect on that journey. Indonesia is rich in culinary variety, only for sambal, we have 322 kinds of recipes. HOW DO U FEEL TODAY? was an experimental “sambal” to stunning hybrids of low technology and human interactions. SPARK OF SPICES uses technology as a bridge that will maintain the human treasures of the past with the present to begin to taste the future. AUTOMATED ANGKLUNG used AI to show one from many indigenous traditional musical instruments from Indonesia, made of specifically cut bamboo to produce different tunes. Bamboos include some of the fastest-growing plants in the world. This rapid growth and tolerance for marginal land, make bamboo a good candidate for afforestation, carbon sequestration and climate change mitigation. DOMUS ANGUILLAE is a video of an art installation that is placed underwater as a medium for coral to grow to create a new diving destination. Its presence carried an education and ecology awareness for the locals.
SPICETOPIA aims to accelerate developments and reflection based on what species, plantation and seas have been, is and could be.
Luky Wiranda (ID) x Despora (Octavianus Frans) (ID), Emmanuel Putro (ID), Budi Sriherlambang (ID), Bayu Dirgantoro (ID)
The focus of this study is about spices that are hundreds of years old, and how spices have mingled in world culture. Technology is increasingly capable of receiving dynamic and real-time inputs, which can be a bridge that will maintain the human treasures of the past with the present to begin to taste the future.
Utami Atasia Ishii (ID/JP)
How Do U Feel Today? is a continuation of the video artwork How Do You Taste?. This time I will present the installation work of a microscope and video by combining the “sambal” (traditional Indonesian cuisine) concept with the migraine aura concept based on my own experiences.
Christian Lokonanta (ID), Marcel Saputra (ID), Rinda Hedwig (ID)
Preserving an Indonesian Traditional Musical Instrument: Angklung is one of many indigenous traditional musical instruments from Indonesia.
Connected Art Platform (CAP); BINUS University School of Design; Media Art Globale (MAG) Festival; Mona Liem; Sean Lee; Budi SriHerlambang; Nine Plus Digital; Despora; Luky Wiranda; Kumoratih Kushardjanto; Negeri Rempah; Adam Irfan; Dr. Wiyu Wahono, Evelyn Halim, Abigail Hakim, Teguh Ostenrik.