Project No 3 : Hari Hening Terakhir

Hari Hening Terakhir / The last quiet day

Proyek Khusus R. Yuki Agriardi

22 Januari – 12 Februari 2010

Pembukaan: 22 Januari 2010 pukul 16.00 (dilanjutkan dengan artist’s talk)


Platform3

Jl. Cigadung Raya Barat no. 2 Bandung 40191

mail.platform3@gmail.com

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Telp/Fax: 022-8252.2652

Platform3 dengan bangga mempersembahkan proyek khusus R. Yuki Agriardi, seorang seniman muda asal Bandung. Yuki berkarya memanfaatkan keterampilan tangan dalam menggubah berbagai citra seputar keseharian dan imajinasinya, memori-petualangan kanak-kanak, dan ketertarikannya pada dunia binatang. Dengan latar belakang pendidikan Desain Interior, Yuki berkarya dalam wilayah praktik yang abu-abu, antara seni dan desain.  Ia sendiri memahami karya-karyanya sebagai parodi, atau mungkin candaan, memorabilia, trofi, petualangan, atau dalam istilah pribadinya “hadiah untuk sejarah hidup”.

Kali ini Yuki menjelajahi peristiwa letusan Gunung Krakatau. Peristiwa tahun 1883, terjadi saat penjajahan Belanda di Nusantara. Letusan ini disebut-sebut sebagai bencana besar pertama setelah penemuan telegraf bawah laut.  Suara letusannya konon bisa didengar oleh seperdelapan penduduk planet bumi saat itu.

Yuki tidak memusatkan instalasinya pada hingar-bingar peristiwa yang menewaskan sekitar 36.000 jiwa dan kemudian menyebabkan perubahan iklim global itu. Alih-alih, Ia memusatkan perhatiannya pada momen hening sebelum bencana itu terjadi. Dalam risetnya, ia menemukan bahwa sebelum segalanya memuncak, ada momen saat semua makhluk hidup merasakan gejala kekhawatiran untuk berbagai alasan yang tidak jelas.

Paduan gambar dan objek Yuki kali ini berusaha menghadirkan momen keheningan: Sesuatu yang ia nyatakan sebagai,  “…momen dimana kita (seharusnya) tidak berpikir apa-apa, tetapi merasakan hampir segalanya”

Platform3 proudly presents a special projects R. Agriardi Yuki, a young artist from Bandung. Yuki’s work utilizing a variety of hand skill in composing the image around the daily life and imagination, memory, childhood adventures, and his interest in the animal world. With the educational background of Interior Design, Yuki works in practice areas of gray, between art and design. He himself understands his work as a parody, or maybe candaan, memorabilia, trophies, adventure, or in terms of personal “gift for the history of life.”

This time Yuki explore the eruption of Krakatoa event. Events in 1883, occurred during the Dutch colonial rule in the archipelago. This eruption is touted as the first major disaster after the discovery of submarine telegraph. Eruptive sound can be heard by an eighth allegedly population of the planet at that time.

Yuki does not focus on the installation uproarious incident which killed around 36.000 inhabitants and then causing global climate change. Instead, he focused his attention on the moment of silence before the disaster occurred. In his research, he discovered that before everything goes up, there are moments when all living things feel the symptoms of anxiety for various reasons are not clear.

Blend images and objects Yuki this time trying to present the moment of silence: Something which he stated as, “… the moment where we (should) not thinking anything, but felt almost everything”

Artist Statement

Pada tahun 1883, ketika zaman penjajahan Belanda di wilayah yang kelak jadi Indonesia terjadi sebuah peristiwa yang mengubah dunia. Hari saat dunia meledak : letusan Gunung Krakatau. Setelah mengamati berbagai artikel, saya melihat peristiwa menakjubkan ini mengubah hampir segalanya. Beberapa hari sebelum penghancuran terjadi, semua makhluk hidup merasakan gejala kekhawatiran untuk berbagai alasan yang tidak jelas.

Perasaan sepi dan ketidakjelasan ini mendorong saya untuk membuat sebuah instalasi. Saya percaya, di awal kekacauan besar, terdapat sebuah momen sepi dan ketidakjelasan: momen dimana kita (seharusnya) tidak berpikir apa-apa, tetapi merasakan hampir segalanya. Ketika hal besar menjadi sangat ringan, bisu, dan mengajak pada kontemplasi sepi. Kita akhirnya bisa tahu hal besar itu terjadi.

The last quiet day

In August 1883, during the Dutch colonization, in a region that later on become Indonesia, there happened a moment that changed the world. It was the day when the world exploded: the Krakatau eruption. After reading some articles about it, I see that this incredible moment has change almost everything. Few days before the annihilation took place, all living creatures were worried for some unknown reasons.

This feeling of silence and uncertainty has lead me to built an installation. I believe that, in the beginning of a great catastrophe, there is a moment of silence and uncertainty: a moment when we (supposed to) think almost about nothing but feel almost about everything. When the great things become faint, mute and encourage a quiet contemplation, then we know, how these big things are coming.

R. Yuki Agriardi

Biodata

R YUKI AGRIARDI // Bandung, 19th May 1984
domestic observer – My works mostly blended things from what I observe in my daily life and what I have in my imaginations, childhood adventurous-memories and my interest in animal’s life. Most of it were focused in the gray area, a cross-boundaries between art and design and been working (and keep learning) on the subject for the past four years.It could be a parody, a joke, a memorabilia, a trophy, an adventure, or I would say,a giveaway from the commemorated life.

THINGS I’VE DONE SO FAR – selected exhibitions

2009
Middlebare Akte, Soemardja Gallery, Bandung
Everybody got mixed feelings, about function and form – Goethe Haus, Jakarta
We’re All Millionaires, AOD artspace, Jakarta
Deer Andry, Ruang Rupa, Jakarta
Survey #2, Edwin Gallery, Jakarta
Contemporary Archeology, SigiArts space, Jakarta
Bandung Art Now, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta

2008
Deer Andry, s.14, Bandung
Untitled, Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung
Come-in, interior design as a contemporary art medium in Germany, Galeri Nasional Indonesia
Metaphoria – project 15x15x15. Vol 2, Soemardja Gallery, Bandung
Zoo – a mental map to understanding nature, Soemardja Gallery, Bandung
Instead, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta

2007
You’re the One for Me, Fatty. BUSA for Toimoi. Toimoi, Jakarta
The 45000 cm3, mini artworks exhibition. Space. Soemardja Gallery, BandungBandung creative mapping showcase. BUSA. British Council –Common room, Bandung
Wake up to design! 100% design Indonesia. BUSA. Grand Indonesia     Mall, Jakarta
A Prelude – our vision through experimental design product. BUSA. Elysium, Bandung

2006
Pollypop – my mini monster exhibition, Space. Soemardja Gallery, Bandung

Workshop
Workshop with Mella Jaarsma, Soemardja Gallery, Bandung //2009
Photo video workshop with Wilfrid Rouff, CCF, Bandung //2007

Preparation


Installation Views

Opening and Artist Talk

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