The 4th ASEM top (Asia Europe meeting) in Copenhagen was accompanied
by the ASIAN COMMENTS cultural programme.
The public in the streets of Copenhagen were treated to visual arts,
photography, light and sound installations and musical, acrobatic and
Work by Ade Darmawan was to be seen in the ASIAN IMAGES AND SOUND:
Everyday Life Programme. In the evenings he screened the Horizontal
Chilis video in a shop window for passers by.
The video gives a glimpse into a special room found in many houses
in Jakarta: the “transit room”. Here people meet, watch
television, eat and chat. The room has a public function; a lounge,
a salon, where friends and family drop in before making their way back
into the bustling crowds in the city.
Ruangrupa is currently preparing the Apartment Project which examines
traditional “horizontal” Indonesian architecture and culture,
set against the present-day “vertical” skyscrapers in Jakarta.