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Heiho let’s go! I heard rumors that some people have been questioning about the exhibition #HLab14 will be having in the end of this main phase. Hehehe. I also do not know how it will exactly look like … But here’s what I have in mind: We will be exhibiting in a gallery space, not so white cube in the sense of its look/appearance, but it is a white cube in a broader sense of it It is the typical environment that I work around so I kind of can map the kind of people that will come to these type of spaces: In general, they are the art public. People who are used to coming to art shows therefore they are artsy and thinks that they know everything about art, especially contemporary arts. Though so, media art/new media art/bioart/whatever you wanna call it is not a common practice in this part of the world. Considering that, we will be speaking/using “the arts language/terms” for the exhibition-related publication and wall texts Our stance on the exhibition is that this is a (or one of the) way(s) to disseminate the idea of DIWO (Do It With Others/which is the extension of DIY) within the context of citizen initiative in arts and science. We chose to use the “citizen initiative” term because it is more open in the sense that it does not necessarily only to citizen science practices but also to cultural acts/movements/initiatives So the exhibition does not necessarily need finished objects nor projects, but it needs to highlight the three ecological nodes in #HLab14 and the participants’ collaboration surrounding that (be it projects or artworks/objects). Collaborative process and work is the of course one of the main keywords (I tend to avoid the term participatory because of its political stance within the arts) Currently, I have this imagination of exhibition format just to ease my mind. Haha. Please note, this is just an imagination, my imagination. The exhibition is generally divided to three ecological needs (forest, river, volcano); so basically its just like entering a small Jogja by its ecologies. What is shown is instructions and kits of stuff that people can make (or interact with); e.g. MAKE YOUR OWN SMOKE BOMB - instructions, kit on a table, and a space to tryout what people have made. So it is pretty much adopting the common form of educational exhibition though it will not stop there. Some of the on-going projects will definitely resulted in a form of presentable project/artwork (for that we would most probably show the process and develop further discussions on the topic) The exhibition is OF COURSE open for whatever mediums; video, performance, painting, sculpture, object, pure data, yadda yadda yadda… Before I use my imagination too much—and at some point it might be useless too—; that is it for now… Shoot some ideas if you guys have any! Both on the form and also conceptually about the exhibition! I will start working on Langgeng Art Foundation (Gallery 2) from April 22 Cheers! Grace I am going to repeat this stuff related to the spatial use and infrastructures for the exhibition: I have 15 bases/tables 1 meter tall 12 of it is 28x28cm and 3 of it is 28x42 cm All objects will be put on those bases I also have 10 flat lcd tv/monitors (8 of them are reserved already for (6), (7), (8), (16); so currently only 2 is left! who needs it? be quick! :p :p) There will be exhibition guides (volunteers during the whole exhibition period, so for stuff that needs instructions/demo, you can also bring it on) I do not have LCD projectors and am avoiding it due to spatial reasons I would avoid mounting photographs on walls or generally putting anything on the wall We can hang not so heavy stuff (max 5 kgs)
- 1 The Philosophy of Constant Waiting, Chapter 7 Yogyakarta
- 2 Yogya Natto Making
- 3 An Exchange of Words
- 4 Hurdi Gurdi Grade
- 5 BIOSC: BIOLOGICAL ORCHESTRA EXPLOITATION PROJECT
- 6 DILDOMANCY [micro.organism – 4 macropleasure]
- 7 Bar-code
- 8 EXOSYNTHESIS
- 9 UNRAVEL: TEST TRAIL NO. 1
- 10 Searching for... Jogja River Project v.2
- 11 WASP (Water Sampling Probe)
- 12 THE GUN (Read: Degan/kelapa/coconut)
- 13 Filter Cascade
- 14 Musik Batu di Kali Code (Stone Music in Code River)
- 15 Panoscape in Bottles
- 16 Reminiscence of Akustikologi
- 17 Fajar Abadi
- 18 Biostrike
- 19 Forest Mobile Workspace
The Philosophy of Constant Waiting, Chapter 7 Yogyakarta
Sound installation (Two pairs of speakers, cable extensions and two MP3 players)
Description: Collecting field-recordings of three ecological nodes as well as from the constitution of HLab14, using those recordings as acoustic seeds to feed into a self-designed digital audio patch and composing improvisationally the soundscape, and sculpting the attributions of their spaces, that is, situating the known to unknown.
Future plans: Reconnecting memories and imaginations for personal soundscape archive, apply to other performances and installations.
Keywords: Soundscape, acousmatic, culture, nature
Yogya Natto Making
Installation of fermented soybean in petri dish, dried rice, straw, photo
By Ai Hasegawa
Description: This project is try to make a Natto with Yogyakarta rice straw, soy beans and local bacteria. This would help to know if there is Natto making bacteria in Yogyakarta.
Nattō is a traditional healthy Japanese food made from soy beans fermented with Bacillus subtilis (Known as hay bacillus or grass bacillus, is a Gram-positive, catalase-positive bacterium.)
It is popular especially as a breakfast food with hot white rice. Although, Nattō smells bad, like someone’s feet and slimy texture.
Let's make and eat the Yogya Natto!
Future plans: Make a better one which is tasty and safer!
Keywords: Bacteria field research, fermented food
An Exchange of Words
Video installation comprising five synced Raspberry Pis; five monitors; a router; and Aninnen network
Description: This video installation recreates a discussion between five international participants of HackteriaLab 2014. This project was inspired by the fleeting nature of conversations and the difficult task of preserving these critical discussions.
Future plans: Make it into a full length installation and complete final video that can be shared and viewed online.
Hurdi Gurdi Grade
Live installation comprising microscope, sensors, LCD Screens, micro controllers, DC Motor, tray and Hurdi Gurdi
Description: It is a bioacoustic instrument that looks the interface between non-humans and human cultural artifacts. This work is a continuation of the akustikologi project. Akustikologi itself is a platform for artists, designer, hackers, makers, musicians, and scientists to work on acoustic technology and related issues. The exploration of sonic possibilities has always been an integral part of hackteria and hackterialab, and akustikologi is a continuation of that tradition.
Future plans: We hope that the [Akustikologi] network will extend with more collaborators and partners.
Keywords: Bio Acoustic, tardigrade, akustikologi, collaboration, interface
Interactive installation comprising wood, rocks, glass, electronics, daphnia(kutu air), ants, worms, unidentified river microorganisms, raspberry pi, fish (A. albifrons black ghost fish(Amazon River), Hypostomus plecostomus(Amazon River), Gambusia affinis mosquito fish(Mississippi River), family Hemiramphidae halfbeak, catfish, crab, …), lcd monitor, plastic, water from the river, soil, leaves, sugar, moss, acrylic, metal
By: Pia Van Gelder, Robertina Sebjanic, uncletwis, James Nicholas, Helmi Hardian, Justyna Ausareny, Debrina Tedjawidjaja, Ivan Bestari Minar Pradipta, Ajaya Maharjan, Dipeshwor Man Shrestha, Brian Degger, Marc Dusseiller, Tsai - Jung (Carol), Paula Pin, Costis Barbas, Bawep Pramara, Andreas Siagian aka Ucok
Description: BIOSC is an orchestra of biological performers. Each performer is a biological life form performing with electronics, various kinds of microphones, electronic and organic oscillators and many amplifiers. Listen to each sound separately on headphones and listen to the orchestras sound scape thru speakers. BIOSC implements bio(ana)logue systems, an organic process of coexisting living systems and analogue electronic systems.
Further plans: BIOSC is a collaboration that has emerged from HackteriaLab 2014 and some ongoing research by different members/collaborators. This presentation illustrates the beginning of an ongoing investigation.
Keywords: Bio-sonification, natural oscillation, vibration, repressilator, analogue, biologue, bio(ana)louge
DILDOMANCY [micro.organism – 4 macropleasure]
Installation comprising of sound, black box, pen & paper, wax dildos, motion sensor
By: PECHBLENDA, Fred Kuang-Yi Ku, Cindy Lin, Tamara Pertamina
- Microorganism formed dildo sculptures on candle wax exhibition
- Molds of dildos exhibition
- Sensor Motion motors
- Body live mannequins
- Fuck off censorship together
- Put electronics devices inside Dildos
- Keep us on touch
By: Pei-Ying Lin, Pei, Agus Tri Budiarto aka Timbil, Fajar Abadi, Helmi Hardian, Debrina Tedjawidjaja, Cindy Lin
Description: This experiments molecular gastronomic experience plans to put audience/participants taste palettes and social environment though detamilarizing these expenensess. Contributed jamu resembles beer texture; a response to the unsafe, worrying accalired fermentation process, lotek will be served tapas-style the climax amuse when code river is perfumed to participants , smell from boiled collected trash at river code such visceral experience serves and discomfort participants already familiarized expanses with food and space, sensitizing participants to naturalized behavior of city beside code river while dining. Hacking settings and contexts is what this collaboration attempts to do through gastronomic explorations
Further plans: Workshop with the local people
Keywords: Code River, molecular gastronomy, food hack
Installation of three ponds
By: Ivan Bestari Minar Pradipta, Urs Gaudenz, Justyna Ausareny, Brian Degger, Sachiko Hirosue
Description: A series of ponds that have various inhabitants (collected from river and aquarium shops introduced and endemic) and instrumentation (Daphnia control and the GPS Coconut). Also provides environment for orchestra exploitation.
Further plans: Float the GPS Coconut on the river & learn more about Daphnia “Kutu Air” cultivation
Keywords: river, water, aquatic, modification, control, daphnia, ikan, crab
UNRAVEL: TEST TRAIL NO. 1
Paper sculpture with live snails
By: Meagan Streader, Cindy Lin
Description: As inspired by the concept of Wanasadi Forest, this project aims to explore the concept of unraveling. A paper-wrapped sculpture will slowly change in form with the consumption of cellulose pulp in paper by snails. The coil like paper form will potentially unravel snails hubble on it posessing a slimy biopunk philosophy, unravel wishes and articulate the role of nature in transforming environment, landscapes, and largely space.
Further plans: Make a larger and more complex scale. Explore the potential of introducing microorganism on paper sculpture forms.
Keywords: Snails, Biopunk, Biohack, Sculpture, Organic Forms, Wanasadi Forest
Searching for... Jogja River Project v.2
Installation of projected video, interactive map, microscope, books, river samples
By: Shreyasi Kar, Yashas Shetty, Dipeshwor Man Shrestha, Agus Tri Budiarto aka Timbil, Nur Akbar Arrofatulloh, Sachiko Hirosue, Ai Hasegawa, Budi Prakosa aka Iyok, Robin Scheibler, Wawis Wisnu Wisdantio, Immanuel Sanka, Tarlen Handayani, Dian KM aka Ringo, Budi Laksono, Novel Rachmad, Urs Gaudenz
Description: The Jogja River Project has documented coliform bacteria contamination of the river. This project is a continuation of Lifepatch's on-going intervention into exploring microscopic and macroscopic living beings in the river. By turning water sampling into a larger performative ritual, this project hopes to collect not just scientific data, but also create an archive of narratives, memories of the river. The map will eventually be developed into an open collaborative citizen initiative, welcoming other projects and initiatives around the river.
Further plans: This is an on-going project between Lifepatch, UGM, (art)scienceBLR, and EPFL.
Keywords: map, river, community, microscope, biodiversity, coliform bacteria, rituals, narrative
WASP (Water Sampling Probe)
An instrument that is made out of PVC pipes and kitchen plastic utensils that contains an Automatic Sampling System for water monitoring in the River
By: Nur Akbar Arrofatulloh, Budi Prakosa aka Iyok, Andreas Siagian aka Ucok, Debrina Tedjawidjaja, Helmi Hardian, Tsai - Jung (Carol)
Description: Code River, one of the three rivers that run through Yogyakarta, is essential for the local community. However, the river has serious problems such as flooding, especially during the eruption time of Merapi Volcano nearby, as well as pollution by plastic and other wastes. This is a prototype of automatic water sampling system, which collects the water sample in certain sections of the river according to the pre determined GPS coordinates for further E.coli bacteria contamination analysis.
Further plans: We intend to explore its function more and make it as an open source artwork. Therefore people can develop equipment and also take benefit of it.
Keywords: Code River, River, Water Sampling, Automatic, Open Source
THE GUN (Read: Degan/kelapa/coconut)
A print out a small compendium with plant names, photos and description of application and use. We show various local Jamu products. Teas, extracts, etc. We prepare a looping video with a few pictures and slides of the process including jungle background sound and recordings of the interviews
By: Ferial Afiff, Martin Malthe Borch, Gjino Sutic, Adeline Seah, Green Tech
Description: Ethnobotanical research collaboration between Green tech, UR Institute, Hackteria, Biologigaragen, Lifepatch and Biodiversity connection. Conducted at Wonosadi forest, with aim to document indigenous useful plants with ethnobotanical value & to help to preserve biodiversity of Wonosadi forest. The research includes biosampling, taxonomical analysis & as well as collection of folk tales about their use.
Further plans: The project is on-going in nature; it will be continued to be research upon by Green tech in Wonosadi forest as part of their program of preserving biodiversity & supported & researched by BioStrike project @ Biologigaragen & Citizen’s BioBank project @ UR Institute.
Installation comprising of macrofiltration container, biofilter, tree stem size exclusion, activated charcoal, tubing and connectors, peristaltic pump
By: Martin Malthe Borche, Gjino Šutić, Noah, Sachiko Hirosue, Steve
Description: This is an exploratory prototype into water filtration using simple DIY means. The filtration cascade uses four stages. The water will first pass through a macroscopic filter, which will filter out larger particles. Then a step of bioremediation - a bioelectronic filter, where the bacteria will eat small molecules of organic waste. Then it will go through a tree stem, to take advantage of the natural pores, which can filter out microscopic biowaste. Finally, activated carbon will remove the small inorganic chemical compounds. As a result, we aim to get clear water from polluted river waters.
Further plans: We will continue to optimize each step of the filtration process, to see whether this can see a practical application.
Keywords: Water, River, Pollution, Filter, Water quality
Musik Batu di Kali Code (Stone Music in Code River)
Stoneware musical play on a raft made of bamboo & reused plastic drums and a videoclip
By: Tedi Nurmanto, Dian KM aka Ringo, Sanggar Anak Kampung Indonesia
Description: The youth in Tukangan, an area along the Code River, plays around with these stone when they are hanging out. The stone creates music in a way. I asked them if they would be interested in making “stone music” together, they told me that they have already been discussing about exploring stone as music...
Further plans: Album-making, recording, record release
Panoscape in Bottles
Panoramic photography in glassware
By: Yung-Chieh Lin
Reminiscence of Akustikologi
Installation of photography and sound
By: Budi Laksono
By: Fajar Abadi
Forest Mobile Workspace
By: Urs Gaudenz