Micro Galleries Denpasar

In October 2015, I was fortunate enough to collaborate with Jonas Sestakresna as part of the Micro Galleries project at Badung Traditional Market in Bali, Indonesia. In the weeks leading up to the event and over the course of this public art exhibition, Jonas and I devised a plan to embark upon a projection mapping and video regime that melded our skills and practice backgrounds.

Jonas was one of the exhibiting artists at the Jakarta Biennale in 2015 (along with Melbourne-based Tom Nicholson) and has produced numerous projection, installation and musical projects. At Micro Galleries, together we sourced over a dozen old television sets, which we converted into shells encasing white screens. We mounted these TVs onto bamboo and hung them from a bridge over the river adjacent Badung Market. During the lead-up to the installation, we captured video from the market and natural environments around Denpasar to use as content. We spent the weekend exhibiting onto various surfaces and produced a series of live visual graphics. In addition to the Badung Market interventions, I also produced a separate work for single-channel screenings at Lingkara Gallery, alongside 2 previous videos I’d produced in Indonesia, Vicissitude and Manikebu, from my Econasia series.

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