Come and join the showcase exhibition of Ways Fwd: Bersama2
where we can explore together the results of the research and experimentation of last weeks, and dip in some sansevieria breeze!
Come and find out what it is!
Ways Fwd : Bersama2 A project by Eva Bubla
Friday, April 5th, 2019
7.30 pm onward
HONF citizen gallery
Jl. Langenastran Lor, No. 16 A
Yogyakarta “Ways Fwd” is an interdisciplinary art project researching and experimenting with artistic-activist approaches that could contribute to addressing sustainability issues in today’s ecological crisis. Its program in Indonesia is focusing on the potential of working together, or as it is called in Indonesian: bersama2.
What have we worked on together? Discussions with university students about art and ecology, installations and workshop materials that focus on the problem of air pollution and the potential of plants in its remediation.
January – March : Incubation
April – December : Activities, Events, and Festivals
HONF Foundation evolved from a media arts center to open culture and technology laboratory with complex network of relations to the formal and informal institutions of knowledge, but also local and global open communities. Creative practitioners of different backgrounds, including artists, scientist, activists, designers, hackers, makers, etc involved at HONF’s projects and demonstrate how science and technology are used to respond to various local challenges and critical issues. The scientific research from different disciplines is transformed into public interactive works using DIY (Do It Yourself) and DIWO (Do It With Others) methods, which have aesthetic as well as educational and social goals. HONF also functions as a cultural laboratory connected to similar networks both regionally and globally and working under their own curriculum called Education Focus Program.
In the beginning… HONF itself since 1999 concentrating on the principles of critique and innovation. Thinking forward, positivity and creativity have become the vision for HONF. In the implementation of this vision, in every program, they work towards the development of art, science and technology for the society. By this vision HONF initiated Education Focus Program (EFP), a curriculum which acts as the guideline for every HONF activity that is created to respond to the global situations and conditions in Indonesia. EFP concentrates on interdisciplinary knowledge exchanges and collaborations in critical analysis towards local and global issues and creating innovative ideas to seek solutions for them. EFP’s main objective is to build a modern mind and mentality of society by bridging art, science and technology that is useful in processing local potentials into beneficial outputs for the society based on human uses and urgent needs.
POP UP Lab
DIY Radio Astronomy
HONF Gallery/Space :
…which explore the interaction between life, art, science and free technology in both practical and aesthetic ways. HONF projects not only reflect the tremendous impact of communication media and other technology on social and natural environments in Indonesia and worldwide, but they also provide scenarios for alternative futures and innovative solutions….
ALEXANDRA ZEDTWITZ – EXPLORASI
The exhibition of Austrian artist Alexandra Zedtwitz, deals with the topic of exploration.
It consists of two parts: a series of polaroids arranged in diptych compositions and a tableau vivant.
For the tableau vivant the artist collaborated with local Santi Gallery to create seven outfits made out of handwoven Lurik fabric.
Alexandra Zedtwitz is a designer and photographer.
Her pictures are soft and clear, asyndetic and calm.
Natural special effects, ephemeral and transitional situations framed in minimalist compositions and clean colours.
She describes an unaltered image between fiction and documentation. Her focus lies on instant film.
There is no negative, only a positive, which has physically been present at the depicted scene.
The material is strong. Between the layers the atmosphere is captured and every picture is unique.
It’s depth adds a mystic quality to the image.
Alexandra Zedtwitz lives and works in Vienna
SPATIAL | vision, imagination and reality
A drawing exhibition
What if the human eye doesn’t actually ever create a true image of what we see, instead generating an abstract version of physical reality?
This exhibition will present the relationship between vision, imagination and reality that sits at the cross-roads between science, psychology and art.
S.Gatot “Bofag” Supardi
Lois Nur Tya
Farid Stevy Asta
5 – 13 June 2018
5 June 2018 | 8 pm onward
HONF Citizen Space
Jl. Langenastran Lor No. 16 A YK
Curated by Irene Agrivina
Proud to announce that the C6H12O6 + O2 Project by Irene Agrivina won the Silver Award on Media Art category at 22nd IFVA Festival, Hongkong.
C6H12O6+O2 uses the symbiotic relation between Azolla, a unique water fern, and Anabaena (Cyanobacteria). Cyanobacteria is the only species that can perform oxygen-generating photosynthesis and nitrogen fixation. The photosynthesis of Azolla and Anabaena generates useful products like biofertiliser. In the process, Azolla reduces the amount of carbon dioxide in atmosphere, helping to alleviate the threat of climate change.
Exhibition Period: 9-29/3, 12pm-8pm Venue: Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Sharing Spirit was a session of meeting with disable community that been visited us on Sunday, January 29th at HONFablab.
We had old and new friends visited our Honfablab and talking about future collaboration for hacking disability using our machines. Some of them are our ex students at Yakkum Rehabilitation Centre, they grew up become strong independent man and woman. So proud of them!
Disability aids are been impressively innovated and manufactured and available in the market globally. Either in Indonesia or anywhere in the world, by orthopedic clinics or orthopedic industries. Although, many disability and mobility aids solutions are available, it would be another story if you can’t afford to buy it!
The unfortunate condition may lead and forces most of them to alternatively seek and wait for help. With the same needs and same rights to have access on disability aids, They seek the opportunity to elevate their luck by founding a community network to distribute any communication, news, or any medical help distributions. The spirit to have self effort and help among the member of the community inspires both of them and us to have future work and collaboration on “Hacking Disabilities”.