CALLING YOUNG ARTISTS to submit their portfolio for XPLORE: New Media Art Incubation program held in July 2019 by ARCOLABS and HONF Foundation. Selected participants will gain a series of mentorship programs held in both Jakarta and Yogyakarta prior to the final showcase in July at Galeri IFI, Yogyakarta. Artists will also exhibit their works at the Post-XPLORE exhibition held at the National Gallery of Indonesia in October. .
This year’s theme is on eco-data. #XPLOREincubation 2019 Open Call provides a platform to support innovative and creative new media artwork responding to today’s challenges on ecology and environmental issues. Both individual and collective group are welcome, but collective artist group must send individual member’s CV.
Applications are open from May 4 to May 31 via a single file application to email@example.com
Selected participants will be announced on June 7 2019.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
First Meeting & Workshops July 6-7
Fabcamp workshops July 8-14
Idea generation & production July 15-18
Showcase prep July 19-20
Showcase July 21
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….
SETI: Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligent …
It is an effort to detect evidence of technological civilizations that may exist elsewhere in the universe, particularly in our galaxy.
An International SETI Conference #03 2018
Evolution of The Unknown – To Be or Not To Be Signaling the Aliens ?
is a symposium which invites participants whose work is on the horizon of the known, from various fields, across science, the arts, astrophysics, astronomy, space science, humanities and other less traditional fields of study. We come together to share our experiences of confronting the unknown, and the impact of the unknown on culture and imagination. Participants are also encouraged to bring any experiments or works they have made that may create encounters with the unknown, in a form that others may interact with. It will also be an opportunity for an experiment in the unknown that will be run during the symposium, with participation from attendees.
(*: Evolution of The Unknown is the first annual International SETI conference in south east asia since 2016)
Speakers and Chairs :
Ilham A. Habibie (ID) / Co-Founder, The Habibie Center / THC, Jakarta, Indonesia
Yusuke Murakami (Jp) / Commander Crew 191 – Team Asia, MDRS – Mars Desert Research Station 2018, Utah, USA
Gunawan Admiranto (ID) / Astronomer, Senior Researcher, National Institute of Aeronautics and Space / LAPAN, Indonesia
Premana W. Permadi (ID), Astronomer / Senior Researcher, Galaxy and Cosmology, director of BOSSCHA Observatory, Lembang – Bandung, Indonesia
Gregorius Budi Subanar (ID), Lecturer and Researcher, IRB – Religious and Cultural Studies, Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Ish Shehrawat (India) , Artist, Curator, Researcher : Sound and Space Exploration, New Delhi, India
Lauren Reid (Germany), Curator, Researcher : Node Center for Curatorial Studies, Art and Space Science, Berlin, Germany
Dia Hamed (Egypt), Technologist, Artist, Researcher : Medrar Media Lab, Cairo, Egypt)
Makoto Kawamura (Japan), Crew 191 – Team Asia, MDRS – Mars Desert Research Station 2018, Utah, USA
Rene T.A Lysloff (USA), Senior Researcher : PostHuman, University of California Riverside / UCR, California, USA
Mutoha Arkanuddin (ID), Co-Founder, Jogja Astronomy Club, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Venzha Christ (ID), co-founder v.u.f.o.c and HONF Foundation, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Nur Agustinus (ID), Founder, BETA UFO Indonesia, Surabaya, Indonesia
A. Sudjud Dartanto (ID), Independent Curator and Writer, Indonesia Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Scholastica Wedhowerti (ID), Lecturer and Researcher, English Letters Department, Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Special Featuring in the conference :
Screening of a documentary movie from Crew 191 – Team Asia, MDRS – Mars Desert Research Station (2018),Utah, USA (english version) by Makoto Kawamura (NHK – Japan)
In response to the emerging field of new media art scene in Indonesia, ARCOLABS and HONF launch XPLORE New Media Art Incubation, a program designed to support today’s generation of artists by equipping them with the skills and networks needed to contribute solutions to current and future challenge. For this year, we seek to discover ways to create social impact and bring changes into the society through the works and practices of three young artists:
Following the workshops in Jakarta and FabCamp in Yogyakarta, each artist will #xplore various topics from city life to art education through interactive installations and participatory artworks. Come, enjoy, and wonder in the first XPLORE showcase on 13-26 July at @honf_lab, Yogyakarta!