Natural Forces and Emotional Measurements
an exhibition by Josette Chiang
Sept 26-30, 2017
Tues, 26 Sept, 2017
Organic Battery Experiment
26-29 Sept 2017
Free and open for public
Platform3 in collaboration with British Council presents a part of UK/ID 2016-18, a project by artist-in-residence Josette Chiang.
‘Natural Forces and Emotional Measurements’ is a performative multimedia installation and located experiment responding to Gunung Batu (Stone Mountain) which is situated on the constantly shifting Lembang Fault in northern Bandung, Indonesia. This new work comes from the artist’s interest in how the mythological and geological significance attributed to Gunung Batu generates different narratives relating to lived experience.
Central to the exhibition is a video comprised of visual and audio residues connecting Gunung Batu through actions and conversations. In response to the highly symbolic value of landscape in Sundanese culture, the exhibition also features an experiment making an organic battery to generate energy from the sesajen offered at Gunung Batu, its soil, as well as volcanic Lembang soil. the exhibition also features an experimental workshop making an organic battery to generate energy from the sesajen offered at Gunung Batu, its soil, as well as volcanic Lembang soil. The workshop will be open for public 26-29 September 2017, 15:00-17:00.
Josette Chiang would also like to thank British Council Indonesia, Sunday Screen, Titik Kopi, Rangga Aditiawan, Dr. Rizki Ardianto P, Opa Felix, Bapak Oetji, George Clark, Kuo Ying Hsiu, Mirsi Nira Insani, Yopie Nugraha, Rafi Pratista, Panji Sisdianto, Yayat Sudaryat, Opik Taufik Aditya Utama, Gustaff H. Iskandar. Special Thanks to Sabrina Salma and Platform3.