#APARN2022: Artistic Research for the Planet

Friday November 25, 2022

1000-1500 (Yogyakarta) 1400-1900 (Melbourne)

“Globalization is achieved by the imposition of the same system of exchange everywhere. It is not too fanciful to say that, in the gridwork of electronic capital, we achieve something that resembles that abstract ball covered in latitudes and longitudes, cut by virtual lines, once the equator and the tropics, now drawn increasingly by other requirements—imperatives?—of Geographical Information Systems. The globe is on our computers. It is the logo of the World Bank. No one lives there; and we think that we can aim to control globality. The planet is in the species of alterity, belonging to another system; and yet we inhabit it, indeed are it.”

—Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, “Imperative to Reimagine the Planet” 

Our maps of the world are always being redrawn – most recently by the epidemiological demands of the global pandemic. As national and international travel resumes among a decaying capacity and will to eliminate COVID-19; including a movement of wealthy digital nomads out of cities and into regions across the world; the sense of what it is to live on and in the planet and how we enact our responsibilities to the physical world and our specific parts in it are in renewed question. 

How do geographic regions still matter when the entire world is heating in a climate emergency? How do we locate ourselves while we experience highly synchronised electronic markets and media that pretend to equalize our differences and separations?  How are the dynamics of extraction and neocolonialism negotiated by different communities across the Asia Pacific? How does artist-led inquiry and research allow us to reimagine our planetary accountabilities and affordances?

For our 2022 online gathering, the Asia Pacific Artistic Research Network meeting is looking to hear from artistic researchers across the region whose inquiry focuses on aspects of the physical environment, local ecologies, and the planet. Reports on work in progress and recently completed projects are welcome. Presentations will be of 15 minutes length and take place on the Zoom platform. The schedule is below, and the link to join will be published here once the event begins.

To stay in touch with news on the meeting and the Asia Pacific Artistic Research Network, please join the group at https://groups.google.com/g/ap-arn/

We look forward to seeing you at #APARN2022.

Kurniawan Adi Saputro, Gunalan Nadarajan, Danny Butt 

Convenors, #APARN2022

#APARN2022 – Schedule

Time (Yogyakarta/
Melbourne)
Presentation
10:00/
14:00
Opening Remarks — Gunalan Nadarajan, Kurniawan Adi Saputro, Danny Butt
10:15/
14:15
“Chiengsaen-Saensanuk: A Performance Approach to the Artistic Remapping of Chiangrai’s Cultural Ecosystems in Northern Thailand”— Pornrat Damrhung & Lowell Skar
10:30/
14:30
“Haupapa: The Chilled Breath of Rakamaomao” — Ron Bull, Janine Randerson, Rachael Shearer, Heather Purdie, Stefan Marks
10:45/
14:45
“The 3R Dance Project” — Joanna Cook and Janaína Moraes
11:00/
15:00
“Tender Territory and Micro Reality” — Hara Shin
11:15/
15:15
“Creative (Mis)Understandings – Methodologies of Inspiration” — Johannes Kretz and Zheng Kuo / Si Pehbowen
11:30/
15:30
“Definition of ‘Well-Played’ Concept through Exploration of Gaming Experiences in Designing Inclusive Board Games for the Blind” — Nurul Aqmarina Ardani (Arin)
11:45/
15:45
30 Minute Break
12:15/
16:15
“The Spoil Grounds: fiction and writing in the excesses of extraction” — Therese Keogh
12:30/
16:30
“Winds~Waves~Wings Festival Maui” — Florian Dombois, Andy Graydon, and Helene Romakin 
12:45/
16:45
“Waste Research” — Dyah Retno
13:00/
17:00
“Virtual Aesthetic in the Form of a Virtual Tour at the National Museum During the Covid-19 Pandemic” — Ricky Widyananda Putra
13:15/
17:15
30 Minute Break
13:45/
17:45
“Dreaming the future through tropical temporality” — Erika M. Carreon
14:00/
18:00
“When Our Feet Never Touch the Ground” — Joan Marie Kelly
14:15/
18:15
“Terrania” — Nicky Stott + Nat Grant
14:30/
18:30
“Mapping Extinctions” — Linda Knight
14:45/
18:45
“Blue Radius” — Laura Donkers
15:00/
19:00 to 16:00/
20:00
Asia Pacific Artistic Research Network – Society for Artistic Research Special Interest Group inaugural meeting (open to all).