*8 Jun* Sharing Session with Mira Asriningtyas – A Long Slow Walk: 900mdpl

Posted on June 4, 2018


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The mini sharing session/ meetup/ short homecoming at Goleb with Mira Asriningtyas:

> A Long Slow Walk: 900 Meters Above the Sea Level <

 

Friday, 8 Jun – 4pm @ Goleb PS

In this presentation, Mira would like to share her long slow walk in making 900mdpl (with no fund, a lot of fun, endless self-doubt, and reoccurring escapes); while planting more seeds for the next edition, and sharing her questions of how site specificity changes the valuation of an art project.

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Upon returning to Indonesia (after spending a year in Amsterdam), Mira Asriningtyas made the final presentation of 900mdpl, an extensive site-specific art project in Kaliurang*, a small village on the southern slope of an active volcano, Mt.Merapi. 900mdpl has been a long slow developing process that consist of residencies started in 2014 and an exhibition in November 2017 at scattered sites around Kaliurang where wider audience are guided around the exhibition walking route. In 900mdpl, walking is a crucial method of spatial practice: for the artists, walking is the research methodology in developing their artistic projects while for the audience, walking is the act of activating the place and turns it into a space of experience: weaving together the narration in each sites presented by the artist. 900mdpl is projected to be a seed of a continuous platform of a site-specific art project, offering a space of possibilities.

The first edition of 900mdpl consists of projects by Anggun Priambodo, Dimaz Maulana, Dito Yuwono, Edita Atmaja, Eva Olthof, Maryanto, Mella Jaarsma, Sandi Kalifadani, and Simon Kentgens. A post-event publication is currently in the making (with text contributions by Alec Steadmans, Agung Kurniawan, among others) as an archive, a note, and another way to elongate the life of the project. The post-event reader of 900mdpl was initially referred to as ‘the sprout’. Because after all, everything started from planting the seeds of a site specific art project four years ago, slowly watching the project grows one by one, and realizing that when it is being present to the public, each of the projects has its own life budding from the seed planted in the beginning of the process— think of it as microgreens you consume in the beginning of its life or let live with its potentiality; whereas the soil where it is planted, the site specificity attached to the title (900 meters above the sea level), is the space of possibilities where seeds can begin to sprout, or die (there is always that option too).

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Curator’s Note:
http://www.900mdpl.com/2018/03/on-public-program-another-personal-note.html
http://www.900mdpl.com/2018/03/revisiting-long-slow-walk-to-900mdpl.html

Details:
http://www.900mdpl.com/p/project.html
http://www.900mdpl.com/p/post-event-essays.html
http://www.900mdpl.com/p/videos.html

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(*) Kaliurang is an hour away from the city of Yogyakarta-Indonesia, with average altitude of 900 meters above sea level. Historically, it was built as a resort area for Dutch geologist during colonial period. It continues to be a popular resort area due to its milder temperature and relish its heyday until the end of the New Order era. 900mdpl aims to respond to the space, collect stories, and revisit local wisdoms while promoting on knowledge exchange and community engagements with the locals through collaborative projects.

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BIO
Mira Asriningtyas (b.1986) works as an independent curator and art writer in Yogyakarta- Indonesia. In 2011 she co-founded an independent space that aims to build a supportive and positive environment for young artists– LIR Space; focusing on a laboratory platform as alternative education for young artists, creating research-based art projects, and using independently-published book as an alternative space for exhibition. She was part of Cemeti Art House Young Curator Forum (Yogyakarta, 2013); 4A Curators’ Intensive (Sydney, 2014); Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Young Curator Residency Program (Turin, 2018); among others. She graduated from De Appel Curatorial Program at De Appel Art Center – Amsterdam in 2017.

Mira is especially interested in conceptually-driven multidisciplinary projects, site-specificity, and work within the practice of everyday life. She is actively performing the act of flanerie and spatial practice in her curatorial works, reusing abandoned and public places as presentation site for projects. Some of her projects are “Poetry of Space” (Jakarta & Yogyakarta, 2014); “Exhibition Laboratory” (LIR Space – Yogyakarta, 2014-2018); “Fine (Art) Dining” (Lir Space – Yogyakarta, 2016); “Goodluck, See You After The Revolution” (UVA – Amsterdam, 2017) ; “Why is Everybody Being So Nice?” (De Appel Art Center and Stedelijk Museum – Amsterdam, 2017); and “Coming Soon” (exhibition and publication, FSRR – Turin, 2018) among others. Mira is also working as a duo curator with Dito Yuwono under the collective name ‘LIR’, focusing on research-based art project presented in experimental artistic approach.

She is now working on her long-term site-specific project called “900mdpl” in Kaliurang, a resort village under an active volcano (Mt.Merapi) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

www.miraasriningtyas.com| www.lirspace.net | www.900mdpl.com

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