SOYACINEMA #02 : “jack & Jessica”
SOYAROUNDABOUT : A talk and presentation from Gugi Aus Gummiland (Imah Kolot) and Talisa Dwiyani (Padiwara)
Litchtenraderstr 49 – Berlin
19:00 – Presentation from Gugi Aus Gummiland
19:30 – Screening by OQ Rru
19-30 – 20:00 Dinner
20:00 – Presentation by Talisa Dwiyani
There will be dinner by
Free entry with donation
This event is a part of Soydivision house warming event series at Sari-Sari. During this time frame of 16-23.02, there is also a group exhibition Bibit-Bebet-Bobot : Vernissage! running which also curated by Soydivision.
FILM SCREENING OF “JACK & JESSICA”
The film is strongly motivated by the saying of “Lombok is the next Bali” and it tackles the issue of mass-tourism and the influence of the internet in the way tourism is produced and consumed. Its filmed in Lombok island in Indonesia and since one of the most foreign tourists come to Bali and Lombok are from Australia, the title JACK & JESSICA is based on the most popular recent Australian names. Though in this film, Jack & Jessica are just the foreign tourist characters that are played out by various children from Lombok, who have direct contact with foreign tourist on a daily basis. In this film, the children were re-enacting the characters not only based on their behavior learning process of the foreign tourists they have met but also based on their imagination of the tourist’s “normal” life.
Jack & Jessica are just met on the new island of paradise. They bumped to each other after they accidentally booked the same hotel that they thought is going to be cheap with a local taste. Both are having a similar need of stepping out of their routine and stressful daily life. They are separately decided to find tranquility and visit the island in the same period, just after the island was hit by a big earthquake a couple of months before. The serendipity and their digital knowledge of the island were then lead them to discover the most beautiful part of the paradise together. Eventually, they founded what they want to do in their life.
The Film Maker
Rizki Resa Utama, also known as OQ, is an Indonesian, Berlin and Bandung-based visual artist. His works deal with the complexity of “Translation” in social-cultural context and question the system of how differences are defined, represented and addressed to our collective consciousness. In 2006, he completed his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Science, majoring Journalism, at Padjajaran University, Bandung, Indonesia. In the same year, he co-founded, among others, an artist’s initiative space, Buton Kultur 21, in Bandung, Indonesia. He received his Diploma in Fine Art in 2013 and completed his Meisterschüler year at the HBK Braunschweig, Germany, in 2014. He is currently attending the Artistic Research Ph.D. Program at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria.
PRESENTATION OF “IMAH KOLOT CISAGA”
Imah Kolot is an institution that is located in a small village called Mekarmukti-Cisaga in Ciamis district, West Java province, Indonesia. It is a community-based movement in the field of environment, eco-tourism, art and culture. It’s developed by Rizki Resa Utama, Gugi Gumilang and Tina Lenhardt, who are actively working in the sector of art, design, culture and international relationship, in Indonesia and Germany.
Conceptually, Imah Kolot Cisaga is a place to facilitate a meeting point between different cultures and backgrounds. Its vision is to facilitate a direct exchange in the sector of culture, education, and social interaction. It’s concentrated in building the bridge not only between the “insider” and the “outsider” but also between the consumer and the “producer”. The goal is to use the intersection that is created by that exchange, to create “unexpected” potentials and new ideas in developing something useful for the society, by seeking the balance between what is called “traditional” and what is called “modern”.
Imah Kolot Cisaga offers knowledge-sharing through various programs such as staying packages, festivals, workshops, voluntary, artists’ residency.
(www.imah-kolot.com, @imahkolot.cisaga, @oq.rizkiresautama, @tempetation, @tina.lehnhardt)
Padiwara aims to tackle the issue of human daily waste such as cheap and disposable products with limited lifespan which we believe is a sign of planned obsolescence. There are urgent needs to support sustainable living that creates balance in nature and respects humanity’s symbiotic relationship with the earth’s natural ecology and cycles. The exploration of this material took place in CHEMART Summer School 2018 at Aalto University, Helsinki, where young designers had the chance to closely engage with different raw materials and explore the many possibilities they offer. The synergy between design and chemistry is a further step towards contemporary future materials that will enhance sustainability.
Straw is closely connected to the traditional Indonesian and Japanese cultures, playing an important role in different communal aspects such as crafts, festivals and rituals. An example for this is “Shimenawa”, the straw rope used for purification rituals which is a feature in every Japanese Shinto temple. In daily life, straw was an essential material with multitude of uses, from food wrapping to building materials as can be seen in the thatched straw houses prevalent in many cultures all over the world. Wara, as the rice straw is called in Japan and Padi as called in Indonesia is the leftover after the rice grains has been threshed out. Straw is not just a rice by-product, it also has the potential to be a sustainable lifestyle. Inspired by a culture that is still relevant in the Japanese and Indonesian societies, the goal is to develop the rice straw one step further through the advancement of technology and science to uncover the potential of this waste as part of the research for sustainable alternatives material.
With modern technology and the development of science, two natural materials was combined; cellulose extracted from Finnish wood as a binding agent and the rice straw. Inspired by Finnish design, these statement objects emphasize the beauty of simplicity while still retaining the ability to provoke discussion. Padiwara is a contemporary sustainable material for the future with endless application possibilities.
We came from the same continental background where we are concerned about the widespread practice of burning of rice straw waste, common in Asia as a consequence of feeding billions of people on the planet. Rice straw is a major agricultural by-product in Asia, where its annual production amounts to 350 million tons and will rise to 700 million tons by 2025. Thus, the disposal of this vast amount of straw will be a serious problem in areas where rice is the major agricultural product.
Margolin (1998) in the introduction of The Role of Product Design in Post-Industrial Society, remarked that design practice should be wider from serving manufactures to be more proactive involvement toward the situation of the world. Thus, the designers need to participate in sorting out the environmental problem and investing productive course of action, the designer need to move from the second domain of design towards fourth domain of design where he quoted Buchanan’s words:
“(Design) is more and more concerned with exploring the role of design in sustaining, developing, and integrating human beings into broader ecological and cultural environments, shaping these environments when desirable and possible or adapting to them when necessary.“ (Buchanan, 1992).
An Indonesia-born, Helsinki based designer, she is interested in closing the loop in the agriculture industry. Intrigued by the surrounding of her homeland area, her curious to explore the materiality into sustainable and ethical. Also as a 2nd-year master student in Creative Sustainability, Aalto University, she manages her time to be balanced between her passion in art & culture, cooking and yoga.
A Japanese designer, based in Tokyo. She is exploring new ways of developing new material to create sustainable and aesthetic products. As an exchange student at Aalto University Collaborative Industrial design, she created some works integrating her material science knowledge and inspiration by Finnish landscape.