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Twinning Archipelago | Online Conversation + Special Screening of Iron Placenta by Irwan & Tita
Twinning Archipelago|線上對談+特映(來賓:葉紹斌)
December 13th, 2021TYPE: Event

**Registration online for the Zoom Meeting in advance is required**

👉 👉 Part 1: Online Conversation (in English)

Date / Time | 22 December 2021, 8:00pm (Taipei Time) / 7:00pm (Jakarta Time)
Duration | 45mins
Registration Deadline | 21 December 2021 at 8:00pm
Moderator | Wu Ting Kuan
Discussant |Yap Saubin + Irwan Ahmett & Tita Salina

👉 👉 Part 2: Special Screening for Irwan & Tita‘s Aging Nusantara Project

Date / Time | 21 December, 12:00am (Taipei Time) / 20 December, 11:00pm (Jakarta Time)
Title | Iron Placenta (Short Version; 2021/2022)
Duration | 18mins 54secs (The link of video will be announced before 8:00pm on 21 December)
Synopsis | 

A journey to another city in Indonesia and, or, Nusantara 5,600 kilometers away from the capital. Due to the exploitation of natural resources in a developing country, the current, the past, and the future capital cities are loaded with contestation, cultural and historical plunderers, global players, to further deepen its unbearable ecological problems. In this era of massive industrialization, Indonesian is known for its demographic bonus of abundant productive population. This new capital would play an important role for the fate of the aging Nusantara in our common future.

Irwan Ahmett & Tita Salina make a series of performative intervention in temporary spaces, and therefore create the material sedimentation of planet earth as the consequence of the human and non-human interaction for their residency proposal in Twinnin Archipelago: 2021 Nusantara Archive Virtual A-I-R program. (The online conversation is conducted in English.)


👉 👉 About the Speaker:

Irwan Ahmett and Tita Salina are a self-taught artist collective based in Jakarta. Their initial work is to place the imagination through performative intervention in the midst of chaotic public space of megapolitan Jakarta, which faces the dilemma of uncontrolled urbanization and pollution. The development of networks in art and activist circles has encouraged their artistic practice to progress toward the more profound and deeper circumstances. They are currently working on a long-term project related to geopolitical turmoil in the Ring of Fire – Pacific Rim, the most prone region to natural disasters as well as traumatic consequences which are caused by the persistent ideological violence. They see their high mobility as the main vehicle to participate in residency programs, research, field study and exhibitions especially in specific areas, which are paradoxical such as some heavenly yet deadly beautiful places on earth. Irwan and Tita wanted to find answers about planetary anxieties in regard to human existence by means of evolutionary perspective and to produce knowledge through arts related to injustice, humanity and ecology.

Sau-Bin Yap teaches at the Faculty of Creative Multimedia, Multimedia University and is a member of Rumah Air Panas (RAP), an artist initiative based in Kuala Lumpur. His practice encompasses conceptual work, installations, performance, mapping and curation with RAP. Yap has also worked on the Narratives in Malaysian Art volumes published by Rogue Art. He has served on the jury panel for the Young Contemporary Arts Award (2013); as nominator for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize (2014 – 2016), Arts Maebashi AIR Programme (2016-2018) and the Hugo Boss Asia Art award (2017). The MappingKLArtSpace mapping project on art spaces in the city had been featured in the 8th Havana Biennale in 2006; Migration Addicts in the 52nd Venice Biennale, and ShenZhen & Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism & Architecture in 2007; The Independence Project at Galeri Petronas in 2007 and Gertrude Art Space, Melbourne 2008. Other collaborations include Wasteland Twinning Network in Berlin 2011; Operasi Cassava in the Media / Art Kitchen exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, 2013 and Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM) in 2014. Recent curatorial project includes ESCAPE from the SEA organized by the Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur in 2017.

(Moderator) Wu Ting-kuan, cultural activist. Strongly interested in Malay Archipelago, especially in Indonesian migrant workers’ cultural practices. He attempts to explore the historical facts beyond labor and migration, and develops multi-voiced and border-crossing narratives through collaborations. He has published “Ghost Ship” (2016) by Sunlie Thomas Alexander, “Malay Sketches” (2021, Chinese edition) by Alfian Sa’at, Sketching Singapore (2020), Nyanyian di Perantauan – Kumpulan Lirik Lagu Pekerja Migran Indonesia & Laporan Skena Musik di Taiwan (Lyrics Collection from Indonesian Migrant Workers & Music Scene Report in Taiwan, 2021)

Advisor | Ministry of Culture (Taiwan)
Producer | The Cultural Taiwan Foundation
Co-Producer | SEA plateaus
Organizer | Nusantara Archive / Digital Art Foundation
Project Director | Rikey Tenn
Project Co-Host | Esther Lin Yi-chun
Technical Support | Et@t
Researcher | Wu Ting Kuan

Host Yap Saubin/ Irwan & Tita/ Wu Ting-kuan (吳庭寬)
Date December 22nd, 2021 20:00-20:45pm
PlaceZoom Meeting Room