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Ways Fwd : Bersama2


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.


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20th Anniversary of HONF Foundation

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20th Anniversary of HONF Foundation
1999 – 2019

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.

HONFablab :

  • POP UP Lab
  • FABKids
  • Transformaking
  • Residencies
  • Experimenta
  • CELLS_chitecture

HONFactory :

  • Cellsbutton
  • HONF Media
  • DCMF
  • HONF Records
  • Citizen Class
  • Residencies

v.u.f.o.c :

  • SETI Festival
  • UFO Seminar
  • Space Exploration
  • DIY Radio Astronomy

HONF Gallery/Space :

  • Exhibitions
  • Collaboration Works
  • Community Networks

…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….



Jogja Rise for Climate

Jogja rise for climate poster


Jogja Rise For Climate 

Bersepeda keliling kota Jogja
workshop tutorial membuat solar panel
Diskusi dan sharing untuk iklim Jogja lebih bersih dan sehat

Senin, 28 Januari 2019
Pukul 14.00 – selesai
Start :  bawah jembatak Kleringan/Kewek, patung Adipura Jogja
Finish : HONF Citizen Lab

Natural Science & Ecological Art

Natural Science & Ecological Art poster

A creative sharing session about Natural Science and Ecological Art with:
Lizzy Simpson (AU)
Eva Bubbla (HU)

HONF citizen laboratory
Jalan. Langenastran Lor no 16 A, Kraton, Panembahan
Friday, January 18th 2019



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Laboratorium warga untuk produksi dan berbagi pengetahuan umum

XORXOR Budapest
HONF Yogyakarta

Zoltán Csík-Kovács
Dia Hamed
Dhoni Yudanto & Ratna Djuwita

Moderator : Liyana Fuad

HONF citizen laboratory
Jalan. Langenastran Lor no 16 A, Kraton, Panembahan
Minggu, 3 Desember 2018
19.00 – 21.00 WIB

Pop Up Laboratory

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POP UP LABORATORY [incubation for diy bio & biohacking]
22 – 29 November 2018
Dia Hamed, Irene Agrivina and Yudianto Asmoro


22 – 28 November 2018
14.00 – 18.00 WIB
Laboratorium Inkubasi
Riset Kreatif
Membuat, merangkai dan meretas

29 November 2018
Presentasi dan showcase


Terbuka untuk umum, tempat terbatas, pendaftaran

Irene Agrivina | 087838636074


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


23/6/2018 – 7pm

Gamelan Performance by RAKITIKAR
Tableu Vivant & Fashion Performance

Jl. Langenastran Lor No. 16 Yogyakarta

Powered by HONF Foundation
Supported by BKA Austria Kunst


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.

Utin Rini
Ican Harem
Anna Nurwidayanti
Bonita Margaret
Ronny Sanjaya
Dhoni Yudhanto
Mahaputra Vito

Bagus Satya
Rupa Bule
Ipo Hadi
Anggito Rahman
S.Gatot “Bofag” Supardi
Nadia Diandra
Daniel Bagas
Lois Nur Tya
Dwiky K.A
Farid Stevy Asta
Venzha Christ

5 – 13 June 2018
5 June 2018 | 8 pm onward
HONF Citizen Space
Jl. Langenastran Lor No. 16 A YK

Opening Act
Curated by Irene Agrivina

Powered by HONF Foundation & Djasuma Production

C6H12O6 + O2 for 22nd IFVA Festival

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

source: Hong Kong Arts Centre

Sunday Sharing Spirit

self made cart, reinforced to the regular motorbike to accommodates wheelchair
self made cart, reinforced to the regular motorbike to accommodates wheelchair

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!

The group of community visit our lab to exchange stories
The group of community visit our lab to exchange stories

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”.

We present them about our lab facilities and our activities
We present them about our lab facilities and our activities