Cemeti Art House

Cemeti Art House

Jompet Kuswidananto (born in Yogyakarta in 1976, lives in Yogyakarta and Bali)

detail of NEXT JAVA 2006, Video & Sound Installation.

Jompet Kuswidananto participated in our residency program ‘Landing Soon #4’.  He continued his research on Javanese culture and studied about the form and practice of Java's royal soldiers as a portrayal of how Javanese syncretism try to merge divergent beliefs and cultures that come to Java.

Since the middle of the 18th century, when the Dutch had already intervened in cultural and political affairs of Javanese kingdoms, Java's royal soldiers didn't have a military function any longer. Until nowadays their existence in processions and rituals only serves symbolic prominence.

War of Java, Do You Remember #3, 2009

Restu Ratnaningtyas (born in Tangerang, in 1981, live in Yogyakarta)

Restu Ratnaningtyas, Connection no.1, 2010, 170 x 300 x 100 cm

Restu Ratnaningtyas plays in her work as a storyteller. She likes to tell the story of the everyday life by creating sceneries with question marks.

Restu Ratnaningtyas fancy-frenzy-3, 2011, 30 x 30 cm

Like her work, “The Dining Room Tragedy”, featured a figure lying under a dining table with many objects and food scattered on his side.

Restu Ratnaningtyas,The-Dining-Room-Tragedy, 2010, 400 x 250 cm

This work, made from watercolor on paper and attached to the wall, invites visitors to interact by asking them to their worst imagined scenarios based on this work.

Restu Ratnaningtyas, Connection-no.2, 2010, 180 x 120 x 40 cm

Wimo Ambala Bayang, (born in Magelang in 1976, lives in Yogyakarta, Indonesia)

Wimo Ambala Bayang, Fourteenth Troop, 2008

Wimo Ambala Bayang works mainly with photography and video. His works reflect unique perspectives towards culture that are not made under pretense to criticize, but to make us re-think the habits that seem ‘to have always been there’.

Wimo Ambala Bayang, Ninth troop, 2008

History and facts, minor and major, are important aspects that to be considered in the creative process.

Wimo Ambala Bayang, sixteenth troop, 2009

He invited selected groups to pose with plastic toy weapons. He names these groups “Troop Six”, “Troop Seven”, etc., in reference to “Troop Five”, which in its heyday, was the Communist Party of Indonesia.

Wimo Ambala Bayang, Twelfth Troop, 2008

Eko Nugroho (born in Yogyakarta in 1977, lives in Yogyakarta)Mella Jaarsma, Nindityo Adipurnomo

"Hidden Violence” , contemporary wayang performance,2009 at Cemeti Art House

Eko Nugroho collaborated in this performance with: Ki Catur Kuncoro (dalang), Ign. Sugiharto a.k.a. Pak Cling (lighting), Yenu Ariendra (music), Andi Seno Adji (stage) & Jonet Suriatmoko (script).

Eko Nugroho well known for his comics, murals, paintings, drawings, and embroideries, started to work with ‘wayang’, or the shadow play in 2009, exploring collaborations with different disciplines.

The wayang puppets for this performance are transformations of Eko Nugroho’s figures which were created before in his comics; like stone-headed man, diamond-hearted man, and pincer-handed man.

He is commenting on the social and political circumstances with a lot of ‘hidden violence’ in the past and the present.

Mella Jaarsma, Nindityo Adipurnomo
Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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