Edge to Edge
Curated by Fiky Daulay
Location: Cemeti – Institute for Art and Society
Date: August 31, 2018
Hours: 17:30 – 21:00
All films are Indonesian language with English subtitles
Edge to Edge is a one-day screening program that presents diverse approaches from filmmakers, artists, and student groups. The films follow up close various struggles and power contradictions embedded in the fraught relationship between land, law, bodies of power and ownership. Most of the films particularly focus of effects of development and lands inhabited by marginalized communities in the periphery. The aim of this film programme is not only to understand various kinds of artistic and activist strategies in approaching ongoing struggles, but also to see gaps of power and the possibilities located within grey zones, whilst calling upon our spirit of collectivity and solidarity.
The film programme is meant to provide an expanded space for visitors to see other communities’ initiatives that work on issues that are being addressed in the exhibition of Bodies of Power/Power for Bodies. We hope you’ll be able to join us!
Ariani Darmawan, Sugiharti Halim, 10m 9s (2008)
Ikatan Mahasiswa Gunungkidul, Sebelum Semua Terjual, 20m 56s (2018)
Kurnia Yuda F., Riwayat Pemakan Pasir, 21m 23s
Go-Documentary, Tanah Istemewa, 46m 09s (2017)
Hannah Ekin and Jorgen Doyle, With a Model Like This, Imagine the Building, 15m 55s (2018)
Ariana Darmawan (1977, Indonesia) is founder of Kineruku, a library/bookstore in Bandung that provides reference books, music and films. She previously worked as a video artist and filmmaker. Her work, which has been screened at many international festivals, focuses on themes such as power and identity, memory, language and media.
Go-Doc or Go-Documentary was founded in 2017 by five students at the Indonesian Institute of the Arts (ISI) Yogyakarta, who collectively made this film as an assignment in the Documentary Production course at ISI. While they started by exploring the broad theme of Yogyakarta, they later narrowed their focus to the agrarian context in Yogyakarta.
Hannah Ekin dan Jorgen Doyle are Australian artists and geographers based between Indonesia and Australia. Their work is concerned with the politics and poetics of land use and involves extended periods of research into specific social, environmental, and political contexts. They are currently working on the ongoing collaborative project Ziarah Utara focusing on the rapid spectacular development of Jakarta Bay.
Ikatan Mahasiswa Gunungkidul (IMG) was founded in 2009, motivated by the importance to organize a community forum for students from the Gunungkidul region. Initially organized by students of Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, the initiative was later joined by students from other universities. In 2012, IGM extended its reach to universities such as Sanata Dharma, Universitas Islam Negeri, Universitas Gadjah Mada and other campuses. IMG does not only function as a student community platform but also questions how students are able to actively contribute to the social reality of the Gunungkidul region.
Kurnia Yuda F. is one of the organizers of the Documentary Film Forum.