Time: 10 – 24 November 2000
Artists: Hauritsa (Jakarta, Indonesia), Irwan Ahmett (Jakarta, Indonesia), David Tarigan (Bandung, Indonesia), Syagini Ratnawulan (Bandung, Indonesia) Alexander Sudheim-RAIN partners (Durban, Afrika Selatan), Walter van Broekhuizen (Amsterdam, Netherlands) and Reinaart van Hoe (Belgium)
Printing product, which is existing in Jakarta urban culture, has never seen positively, because the urban ideas always interpreted upon the product itself. It means the product has not been concentrated as printing works. “Prints” could stand very autonomous, in its function, and form, although its absorb as much as it could the element of contemporary social-economic-politic as starting point of creation. We try to see the conflicts between communal and individual space in creative process that very interesting to observe.
We invite artist from different background to work in collaborative or individual way to observe, and interact with the urban printing as a subject matter.
The artist who participate: Hauritsa (Jakarta, Indonesia), Irwan Ahmett (Jakarta, Indonesia), David Tarigan (Bandung, Indonesia), Syagini Ratnawulan (Bandung, Indonesia) Alexander Sudheim-RAIN partners (Durban, Afrika Selatan), Walter van Broekhuizen (Amsterdam, Netherlands) and Reinaart van Hoe (Belgium)-Rijksakademie participant.
During the this two weeks workshop, the artist observe and investigate the social-cultural elements in the Jakarta urban society. They did the observation by directly jump into the place which has the ‘real picture’ of Jakarta urban life, such as; market [traditional market, Mall, Dept.store etc.], public transportation [bus, train, Mikrolet, bajaj, etc], entertainment places [cinema, discotheque, pub, etc], and Jakarta slum area.
After few days observing and collecting some materials, all the participating artist start to interact and work on few alternative product, stickers, t shirt, stickers on LP, sex toys manual book and images on newspaper.
For the presentation we use one of the main public transportation in Jakarta called Mikrolet [could carry twelve passengers]. This Mikrolet we use as medium for presentation and exchange is travel to the place where the artist has their observation. The routes, ruangrupa-Blok M-Kota-Pasar Baru and Taman Ismail Marzuki [Jakarta Art Center].