Natural Forces and Emotional Measurements is a performative multimedia installation responding to Gunung Batu (Stone Mountain) situated on the constantly shifting Lembang Fault in northern Bandung, Indonesia.
A video comprised of actions and conversations around Gunung Batu pieces together the artist as outsider's interest in both historical and contemporary local accounts of the mountain and the city that surrounds it. The artist's initial interest in the geological and spiritual significance of the landscape turns into a questioning and embracing of the significance, which is extended into an experimental workshop making an organic battery to generate energy from a sesajen (offering) made at Gunung Batu, using its soil, as well as samples of the commercially sold volcanic soil of the region.
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
Below is an image of my replica of Batu Lonceng (Stone Bell) next to the real one.
Organic soil battery making workshop
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