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Afterwork Torch-lit Reading Tour with KUNCI

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Location: Cemeti – Institute for Art and Society
Date: 22 April 2017
Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Pertemuan Grup Editorial di Cemeti, 2017.
(Foto: Cemeti – Institut untuk Seni dan Masyarakat.)

Afterwork Torch-lit Reading tour with KUNCI

Saturday 22 April, start: 7pm
at Cemeti – Institute for Art and Society

In 2015, KUNCI Cultural Studies Centre took part in a residency program at Para Site in Hong Kong, where they organised Klub Baca Selepas Kerja together with Indonesian migrant workers. Klub Baca Selepas Kerja was a reading group of six sessions that explored the notion of reading, writing, working, time, space, and how these relate to the seemingly contradictory aspects of migrant workers’ lives, both as workers and writers. The project resulted in a publication entitled Afterwork Readings/Babasahin Matapos ang Trabaho/Bacaan Selepas Kerja.

In the framework of Maintenance Works, Cemeti invited KUNCI to present this project. Instead of just presenting the publication on a shelf, KUNCI reorganized some of the writings and presented them in different formats such as installation and text-display. They “show the work” in places within Cemeti that are decidedly difficult to access -the kitchen, the storage, under tables, in cardboard boxes- with the aim of invoking the idea of reading as a corporeal experience.

We warmly invite you to join the Afterwork Torch-Lit Reading Tour. Starting at 7pm, we will read fragments of the writings out load, while using torches to navigate our way through Cemeti’s dark gallery spaces. This will be followed by a de-installing of the project display. The reading will be recorded and will remain as a trace in the form of a weblink on KUNCI’s online Radio Kunci (here: http://radio.kunci.or.id).


Cemeti – Institut untuk Seni dan Masyarakat (sebelumnya ‘Galeri Cemeti’, kemudian ‘Rumah Seni Cemeti’) adalah platform tertua seni kontemporer di Indonesia, didirikan di Yogyakarta tahun 1988 oleh Mella Jaarsma dan Nindityo Adipurnomo. Cemeti menawarkan platform bagi seniman dan praktisi kebudayaan untuk mengembangkan, menyajikan, dan mempraktikkan aktivitas mereka lewat kolaborasi bersama kurator, peneliti, aktivis, penulis dan performer, serta komunitas lokal di Yogyakarta.