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 focussed on artistic researchers across the region whose inquiry focuses on aspects of the physical environment, local ecologies, and the planet.
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Thanks to everyone who attended and presented at #APARN2022!
Kurniawan Adi Saputro, Gunalan Nadarajan, Danny Butt
#APARN2022 – Schedule
|Opening Remarks — Gunalan Nadarajan, Kurniawan Adi Saputro, Danny Butt|
|“Chiengsaen-Saensanuk: A Performance Approach to the Artistic Remapping of Chiangrai’s Cultural Ecosystems in Northern Thailand”— Pornrat Damrhung & Lowell Skar|
|“Haupapa: The Chilled Breath of Rakamaomao” — Ron Bull, Janine Randerson, Rachael Shearer, Heather Purdie, Stefan Marks|
|“The 3R Dance Project” — Joanna Cook and Janaína Moraes|
|“Tender Territory and Micro Reality” — Hara Shin|
|“Creative (Mis)Understandings – Methodologies of Inspiration” — Johannes Kretz and Zheng Kuo / Si Pehbowen|
|“Definition of ‘Well-Played’ Concept through Exploration of Gaming Experiences in Designing Inclusive Board Games for the Blind” — Nurul Aqmarina Ardani (Arin)|
|30 Minute Break|
|“The Spoil Grounds: fiction and writing in the excesses of extraction” — Therese Keogh|
|“Winds~Waves~Wings Festival Maui” — Florian Dombois, Andy Graydon, and Helene Romakin|
|“Waste Research” — Dyah Retno|
|“Virtual Aesthetic in the Form of a Virtual Tour at the National Museum During the Covid-19 Pandemic” — Ricky Widyananda Putra|
|30 Minute Break|
|“Dreaming the future through tropical temporality” — Erika M. Carreon|
|“When Our Feet Never Touch the Ground” — Joan Marie Kelly|
|“Terrania” — Nicky Stott + Nat Grant|
|“Mapping Extinctions” — Linda Knight|
|“Blue Radius” — Laura Donkers|
19:00 to 16:00/
|Asia Pacific Artistic Research Network – Society for Artistic Research Special Interest Group inaugural meeting (open to all).|