Natural Forces and Emotional Measurements is a performative multimedia installation and located experiment responding to Gunung Batu (Stone Mountain) which is situated on the constantly shifting Lembang Fault in northern Bandung, Indonesia. This new work comes from the artist's interest in how the mythological and geological significance attributed to Gunung Batu generates different narratives relating to lived experience.
Central to the exhibition is a video comprised of visual and audio residues connecting Gunung Batu through actions and conversations. Responding to the highly symbolic value of landscape in Sundanese culture is an experimental workshop making an organic battery to generate energy from the sesajen offered at Gunung Batu, its soil, as well as volcanic Lembang soil.
Natural Forces Emotional Measurements HD Video 11 minutes
Rock Climber: Rafi Pratista with Junialdi Dwijaputra and Fadhlan Dhani Syihabudin
Camera: Rangga Aditiawan, Josette Chiang, George Clark, Kuo Ying Hsiu Sound: Josette Chiang, George Clark
Editing: Josette Chiang
Untitled (Batu Lonceng replica) Papermache, chicken wire and acrylic paint
26-30 September 2017 Platform3 Bandung Indonesia Part of UK/ID 2016-2018 Season organised by British Council Indonesia
Organic soil battery making workshop documentation: Ingredients: LED light, crocodile clips, electrical cable, recycled plastic cups Two kinds of soil (Lembang and Gunung Batu) Sesajen (offering) organic materials: Coconut water and husk, hanjuang leaf, frankincense, seven kinds of flowers, hahampangan (snacks), two kinds of banana, cigar, cigarettes, menginang (betel), burnt grass
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