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.
Ngaji Bunyi – “Does Sound Matter?” is a study session by artist Julian Abraham ‘Togar’ in collaboration with Ketakmiran Masjid Jendral Sudirman and Uya Cipriano, which takes place at the Masjid Jendral Sudirman mosque. The main theme of this lecture, ‘Does sound matter?’, refers both to the immateriality of sound (in physics), to sound as material (in art) and its political implications in daily life.