A Discussion with Hotel Asia Project 2018
21st May, 2018 at KUNCI Cultural Studies Center, Yogyakarta
Organized by Antariksa, KUNCI
Gen Sasaki (curator of Hotel Asia Project)
Keiichi Miyagawa (director of Hotel Asia Project)
Screening of video works:
“STEADICAM”, digital video, 10’ 34”, 2016 Artist: Yu Guo (China)
“GOSH!”, digital video, 2’ 57”, 2016 Artist: BABU (Japan)
“Little Boxes”, moving image, 11’ 11”, 2015 Artist: Gen Sasaki and Keiichi Miyagawa (Japan)
“Landscape Theory: An Interview with Masao Adachi”, moving image, 16’ 21”, 2015 Artist: Hotel Asia Project (Japan)
Members of KUNCI, artists and members of some collectives based in Yogyakarta
Concept and structure of Hotel Asia Project, past projects since its start in 2011 and introduction of this year’s project entitled “Unidentified Landscape” were explained by speakers with photo slide show. Also screening of video works, shown in past project, was held. After the presentation, focusing on a theme “unidentified landscape”, lively discussion was held with participants. Referring to issues of history and today’s condition in Indonesia, Japan and other countries, many thoughts and suggestions were exchanged.
On the following day, meeting with artists and collectives based in Yogyakarta was held at KUNCI to find possibilities of future collaboration, to invite works to upcoming program, to give a project in Yogyakarta and so on.