Last night was the opening of Festival April 2010 including the exhibition I’m taking part in. I had mentioned about this once, and sorry for being too excited about it that I would mention it again. O-ho.
I was too excited that I skipped classes (which is pretty unhabitual) for two days so I could attend it. I know it wasn’t THAT big, but I couldn’t resist the tempt to peek at the different dimension other than X, Y, or Z: non-commercial-art-and-cultural-thingy. Where the people are great, much bigger than their heads. They live based on their eagerness of living, and I can’t really guess whether money really matters or not.
I met them, and they amazed me. They have the charm: the real artists are the real indie people, and they drink a lot (which I don’t). I have strong admiration on them; because they do what they are eager to, while I plan to make holes on Earth, seeking for oil and gas of million dollars. Eventually, none of us is wrong.
What an interesting life.
After all, I feel like collecting a database of people. Database of strangers, and I befriended some. Database which can be sorted by anything: hobby & interest, job, personality, age, music they listen, or how they treat me. Geeky, artsy, ordinary guy, wannabe (my least favorite). Student, once-a-student, journalist-also-photographer, seven-to-five worker, freelancer. Jerk, rich, famous, rich and famous, jerks and rich and also famous. Who underestimates me, who overrates me, who doesn’t give even the slightest damn.
I’m still not good at meeting new people. I still worry a lot about being overacting, overreacting, or annoying. But as my database grows, I start to learn that people are the same: they are different. As my database grows wider and longer, I grow wiser.
Goethe Haus, Jakarta
13 – 16 April 2010 dan 21 – 27 April 2010
Pembukaan : 13 April 2010, pukul 19.00
Artist talk : 16 April 2010, pukul 19.00
Aiko URfia Rakhmi
M. Firman Ichsan
Mitu M. Prie
Puty Karina Puar
Pameran ini terselenggara sebagai bagian dari Festival April yang diadakan oleh Institut Ungu. Institut Ungu adalah kelompok perempuan yang bekerja untuk isu penyadaran hak perempuan dan datang dari berbagai latar belakang diantaranya aktivis perempuan, pekerja seni budaya, pengajar dan peneliti. Sejak 2003, Institut Ungu memperingati hari Kartini dengan mengadakan Festival April yang merupakan perayaan kreativitas dan pemikiran kaum perempuan yang digelar untuk masyarakat luas melalui pertunjukan atau pameran seni, diskusi publik dan orasi kebudayaan.