Jailbreak| #20tahunreformasi | visual-audio performance
Television played a vital role in the dissemination of information during May 1998. Transcending time and distance, television recorded event after event in the most chaotic week of that year. These recordings have become our collective memory, not only for the generation that felt the urgency directly but also for the next generation who learned about reform from the mass media. OK. Video in this performance gives space for collective memory and personal memory to meet each other. We chose 4 visual artists who were at least 7 years old in May 1998, one of whom was already in college and went to the DPR-MPR Building to fight for reform with thousands of other students. We juxtaposed them with an audio artist who was only 4 years old in the same year. He was completely unaware of what was happening at the time. There is a big question that we want to see answered through this performance: Is it true that the generation that didn't experience May 1998 is more optimistic about the future of this country, or on the contrary, the generation that did experience it is more or less skeptical and pessimistic?
In this performance, I tried to remember my experience when the events of 1998 were unfolding. I was 7 years old. When President Soeharto resigned, the news was broadcast on television and I watched while I was playing with my toys. And I tried to represent that experience with my current knowledge through the technology that I used. I constructed a television system that tried to present real events without the audience knowing what was actually happening.
Kamis, 31 Mei 2018
Pukul : 20.00 WIB
Gudang Sarinah Ekosistem
Jl. Pancoran Timur II No. 4, Pancoran