Ruangrupa recently organised the first Biennial for Video Art in Jakarta:
At the festival video and new media art was on display by national
and international artists. A diversity of styles, techniques and concepts
were presented in exhibitions and screenings. The presence of artists
from divers countries and cultures was also used to exchange ideas
in meetings, workshops and other collaborative projects.
Via the RAIN network participants and former participants of the Rijksakademie
were invited to the festival. Stani Michiels (B) gave an “artist
talk” and video works by Agnes Geoffray (F), Xuan Kan (CHIN),
Tiong Ang (NL), Sebastian Diaz Morales (AR), Delphine Bedel (F), Yael
Bartana (ISR) and advisor Anne-mie van Kerckhoven (B) were presented.
Greg Streak from the PULSE artists’ imitative from South Africa
compiled and screened a presentation of South African video art.