The Body Journey workshop included 11 participants of various professions and backgrounds—graphic design, video/film, dance, digital art, anthropology, curation, performing arts, art management, and cross-discipline.
On the fourth day, the final workshop continued the discussion about each participant’s idea. Iwan Wijono directed the participants to finalize their ideas.
On the third day of the workshop, Iwan Wijono gave material to develop references for creating artwork through paper and stationery. Participants were asked to write one word on paper alternately clockwise.
The second day of the workshop focused on exercise and meditation. Iwan Wijono asked participants to do relaxation. Participants sat around in a circle. They have already prepared themselves with comfortable clothes and a yoga mat. First, the procession began by stretching the stiff muscles, then proceeded with Ganesha exercises. After that, Iwan Wijono started the Chakra balancing.
Iwan Wijono gave an introduction about “Nusantara Contextual Art” which emphasized the importance of action-awareness, the context of space and time, as well as consideration of how the public receives the action. For Iwan, artists must be humble and aware that they are part of society.
In Body Journey, 14 selected participants will use the concept of Nusantara contextual art to create a connection to crisis and the post-pandemic period. Our awareness of the balance of human relationships with society and nature is at the heart of the workshop.
Commemorating 100 years of Joseph Beuys in 2021, Goethe-Institut Indonesien is organizing a series of events in Jakarta, Bandung and Yogyakarta in collaboration with Asep Topan, Erik Pauhrizi, Iwan Wijono and Tisna Sanjaya. Beuys’s spirit and ideas will be explored and reinterpreted from the Indonesian point of view through public lectures, online and offline workshops, artwork presentations, and documentary film screenings available on the Goethe-on-Demand online portal. Stay updated with the event series from October to December 2021 through social media channels and #100TahunBeuys.