Screening of documentation of the theatre piece Sangkar Madu (2013), by Verry Handayani, followed by a discussion about the embodiment of knowledge & skills, with respondents Ferial Afiff, Muhamad Abe dan MN Qomaruddin, moderated by Khairunisa.
Artist Julia Sarisetiati will give a guided tour of the exhibition in which she will tell you more about her artistic research, working process and longterm engagement with Indonesian migrant workers.
Choreographed Knowledges is a project by artist Julia Sarisetiati, curated by Grace Samboh, building on the artist’s long-term research and engagement with Indonesian migrant workers. Choreographed Knowledges aims to explore how bodies of power such as state and corporations, “choreograph” bodies across the globe as a migrant workforce, focussing particularly on what comes before: education and training.
In this event, which also marks the final day of the exhibition, researcher M. Yaser Arafat will share his ongoing research into the influence of Arabic language and culture on Indonesian contemporary society, discussing on the recent wave of Arabic sound and its affect on our everyday lives. Meanwhile, media activists Pitra Hutomo and Abdus Somad will take Ngaji Bunyi’s subtitle ‘Does Sound Matter?’ into the polyphonic political realm, addressing the complex relation between sound, voice, power and resistance. The study session will be moderated by researcher and writer Irfan R. Darajat.
Come and celebrate the New Year with us this Saturday at 4pm with an Artist Talk by artist Julian Abraham ‘Togar’. Togar will take us behind the scenes of his solo exhibition ~IIINNNGGG~ (on view at Cemeti, until 9 January 2019).
Please join us on Monday at 15.00 hrs at Cemeti Institute for the second edition of Ngaji Bunyi–Does Sound Matter?, a series of three study sessions focussing on sound, initiated by artist Julian Abraham “Togar” in the context of his solo exhibition ~IIINNNGGG~ at Cemeti. The first Ngaji Bunyi-Does Sound Matter by Togar took place on 2 December 2018 at Masjid Jendral Sudirman, and can now be viewed in a video installation at Cemeti.
Togar explores sound as a lens through which to critique dominant social and political systems, understand the myriad powers that occupy public space, how we can speak to (bodies of) power, and how we might possibly resist the current tolerance of intolerance by understanding the power of sound, both as a medium and an issue.