Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Late Edition: Direct Documentary Video Project

This project handled by Rizki Lazuardi. Some university students, and they are also grouped as films lovers, took part to the project. The participants made some, say, experimental documentary videos. They took pictures without any editing processes.

Six videos were screened to public at May 9. In general, all the videos were lack of excellent technical. I thought they miss the logic of how to present good moving images. They did not make strong pictures. The video makers only paid their attentions on the stories. In this kind of videos, which is more important: the pictures or the auditive stories?

Well, as the firstly works Rizki and friends had showed good works, anyway.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Late Edition: Book Discussion

Sigit Susanto is a friend of mine. We met and studied in a college around twenty five years ago. After graduating we never met again for (alas!) more than twenty years. Then last year he called me from his home town, Boja, where is a small town fourty kilometers south of Semarang.

For my surprised, Sigit is living in Switszerland with his wife who is a native of the country. The most surprising thing is: Sigit transforms as a travel writer with his depth intention on literature. He travelled twenty six countries so far. He pays his attentions on James Joyce, Franz Kafka, and so on. And he had written four books. His last one was titled “Menyusuri Lorong-lorong Dunia 2”. The book was published by Insist Press and it consist of 478 pages with index and glossary. In his new book Sigit telling his experiences when he traveled to Vietnam, China, Morocco, Portugal, Irlandia and Hongaria.

Sigit’s new book was lunched at Rumah Seni Yaitu at May 12. More than seventy people took part to the discussion. Donny Danardono a lecturer of Soegijapranata Catholic University gave his essay on Sigit’s book.

Late Edition: CUKS

CUKS is a short name for Cinta Untuk Kota Surabaya which meant ‘love for Surabaya city’. The title was a compilations of ten short films produced by some young film makers based in Surabaya.

Sreening time: April 17 at seven in the night. The screening at Rumah Seni Yaitu was handled by Kronikfimedia, a group af students focusing on film, the moving images.

Late Edition: CAPO

[Photo: Collection of Importal]

It was a fancy exhibition which attracted youths to come. Hundreds of young people who are mostly students enjoyed the toys displayed for ten days, April 6 to 15.

Capo is a custom toy created by Aewox Team which is the creative team of a clothing line based in Bandung, NLS. It stands for No Label Stuff. Firstly this toy arranged to be the mascot of NLS. But this toy was admired by many young artists who then changed and customed it as an art work. And finally all the works were traveled and exhibited at Yogya and Semarang.

In Semarang the toys were exhibited at Rumah Seni Yaitu. And this show was one of the most attracted exhibitions we ever made. Everyday tens of visitors came in.

Fifty four young emerging artists took part to it. This programme was handled by two young local artists, they were Rizki Lazuardi and Damar Ardi.