#7 Yogyakarta

Video Vortex 7 Yogyakarta | bios | timetable | conference program | workshops | practical info | credits / contact

18-21 July 2011

A satellite meeting of the Video Vortex network, in conjunction with

CELLSBUTTON #5: Institutional Cells Yogyakarta International Media Art Festival, 2011

Key Partners: Ford Foundation and Goethe-Institut Indonesien

Indonesia has seen an explosion of video practices and organizations since the arrival of affordable platforms for production and distribution. To date, much vital work has been done – in ground-up networks devoted to art and digital culture, social activism and participatory media – to survey this diverse activity, its growing purchase on the public sphere, and the challenges faced. But as DV is absorbed into the mainstream media-scape, what are the crucial technical, social and aesthetic strategies for a politics of video going forward? Which are the exemplary videos, video-makers, and organizations, and why? And what histories have shaped the medium, that have yet to be written into the discussion? This event gathers key thinkers from video’s diverse constituencies in Indonesia, and innovative practitioners from abroad, for exchange and focused discussion that will take the discourse on video in Indonesia beyond overviews.

Project Partners & Hosts: House of Natural Fiber, Yogyakarta [HONF], Video Vortex (Institute of Network Cultures), Amsterdam [VV], Forum Lenteng, Jakarta [FL], KUNCI Cultural Studies Center, Yogyakarta [KUNCI], Indonesian Visual Art Archive, Yogyakarta [IVAA], ruangrupa and OK Video Festival, Jakarta [ruru], Engage Media, Jakarta [EM], Langgeng Art Foundation, Yogyakarta [LAF], Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta [KKF], Yogyakarta Documentary Film Festival [FFD]


Veronika Kusumaryati | pravdavero[at]gmail[dot]com
David Teh | davteh[at]gmail[dot]com


A 4-day mini-festival comprising workshops, seminars, screenings and artists’ talks


* To take the discussion of the video medium in Indonesia beyond overviews;
* To expose Indonesian video communities to some innovators of networked video practice from other places;
* To explore the pre-history, art history, and aesthetics of Indonesian video practices, as grounded in local cultural histories and contexts;
* To provide a platform for these discussions, alongside screenings of significant video works, networked video workshops and guest presentations;
* To provide solid, focused and detailed studies for the benefit of future researchers;
* To compile and publish a selection of papers in English (as a special section in an academic journal), and in Bahasa Indonesia or bilingually as a book and/or PDF publication.