The Loss of the Real / 2010
Program ini merupakan salah satu program khusus yang diselenggarakan dalam setiap penyelenggaraan Nu-Substance Festival. Dalam pameran tahun ini, Agung Hujatnikajenong (Kurator Selasar Sunaryo Artspace) secara khusus mengetengahkan tema kuratorial “The Loss of the Real”, yang diharapkan dapat menjadi wahana untuk melakukan kajian dan refleksi terkait dengan perkembangan teknologi informasi dan media baru.

Secara umum pameran ini akan mencerminkan situasi di abad informasi yang membuat dunia semakin terkoneksi dan menjadi kian transparan. Realitas abad 21 telah mengalami pergeseran ketika kenyataan yang selama ini kita kenal semakin meluruh dan digantikan oleh kenyataan baru yang diwakili oleh keberadaan teknologi informasi dan media.

Peserta
Benjamin Laurent Aman (FR), Romain Osi (FR), Daito Manabe (JP), Takao Minami (JP), Amar Mahboob (PK), Forum Lenteng (ID), Jompet (ID), House of Natural Fiber (ID), Bandung Oral History (ID), Widianto Nugroho (ID), Deden H. Durrachman (ID), Agan Harahap (ID), Dimas Arif Nugroho (ID), dan Prilla Tania (ID).

Tempat: Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Jl. Bukit Pakar Timur no. 100, Bandung
Pembukaan: Minggu, 18 Juli 2010
Waktu: 19.00 - 22.00 WIB
Pameran: 19 Juli - 1 Agustus 2010

Artist Talk: Selasa, 20 Juli 2010
Waktu: 14.00 - 18.00 WIB

Workshop/ Demo: Rabu, 21 Juli 2010
Waktu: 14.00 - 17.00 WIB

Kegiatan ini merupakan bagian dari Nu-Substance Festival 2010: Floating Horizon dan didukung oleh Asia Europe Foundation, Goethe-Institut, Japan Foundation, HIVOS, CCF Bandung, Selasar Sunaryo Artspace, dan Pemerintah Kotamadya Bandung. Partner media: STV, Prambors Bandung, KAMPUS - Pikiran Rakyat, SUAVE & PROVOKE!

The following text is quoted from the program information at Selasar Sunaryo web site:

Title: The Loss of the Real
When: 18 July 2010 – 01 August 2010

The world has become a network of information we cannot escape from. The 21st century has been characterized by the loss of the real. The world has become transparent, yet our reality has shifted, from the object-based reality toward a mediated environment shaped by the global media, i.e.: television, internet and the digital culture. The media connects us once, but finally separated us from ‘the real’, alienated us from people, objects, and other tactile experiences. We communicate through a technological system that human once invented, yet eventually shaped us as a new being: a media creature. In this surrounding, we are loosing our sense of interiority and intimacy as natural being. Can we escape from such situation? Should we passively sustain the circumstance, or can we create something as a response to it?

The Loss of the Real exhibition deals with the recent variety of use and exploration of media technology in the artistic practice. Showing works by artists from Indonesia, Japan, France and Pakistan, the exhibition aims at discussing the very purposive leitmotifs in today’s media art, as a terrain that is free from the linear and progressive history of technological aspects and development, as suggested in the classical dichotomy and debate on the “old” and “new” media. Instead of focusing on the importance of the technological use in the works, the exhibition emphasizes the instrumentality of the messages, as well as aesthetic and social approaches toward the ‘real’ and the ‘imaginary’.

This project as a whole will also present site specific projects, performances, workshop and will be conducted in line with the Expert Meeting of New Media, Civil Society and Environmental Sustainability conducted by the Nu-Substance Festival 2010 which will involve media artists and observer from different parts of the world.

Artists:

Daito Manabe (JP); Takao Minami (JP); Romain Osi (FR); Benjamin L. Amant (FR); Amar Mahboob (PK); Agan Harahap (ID); akumassa /forum lenteng/jurnalfootage (ID); Bandung Oral History (ID); Deden Hendan Durahman (ID); Dimas Arif Nugroho (ID); Jompet (ID); Prilla Tania (ID); Venzha/House of Natural Fiber (ID); Widianto Nugroho (ID).

Curator : Agung Hujatnikajennong

Venue : Room B & Wing room

Credit
Cover photo by Selasar Sunaryo ArtSpace

Links:

The Loss of the Real Selasar Sunaryo ArtSpace
Photo documentation (my Flickr)

In the Media:

Majalah Tempo Online: Yang Simbolik dan yang Pasca
The Jakarta Post: Art as intermediary between media and reality
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