[YESNO 064] PUNKASILA "Crash Nation"
“Indonesian shockwaves from a barrage of natural disasters, including numerous earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, deadly floods, landslides and parching droughts have reached even Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Irked by nationwide whisperings that the calamities were a divine statement against his rule, Mr. Yudhoyono told state meteorologists to explain the science behind the disasters on radio and television.” -Tom McCawley, The Christian Science Monitor, 24 July 2006.
PUNKASILA’s exhibition and CD, both titled Crash Nation*, explore the popular superstition and mysticism surrounding the phenomenon of calamity and disaster in Indonesia. The exhibition comprises 13 disaster scenarios painted collaboratively by 25 artists (members the PUNKASILA art-music collective and their colleagues). The paintings are a collision of styles, genres and techniques including ‘Indo-realism’, abstraction, stencil art, comic art, batik, screen and digital printing, embroidery and collage. Each painting is sonically accompanied by cataclysmic rock from the 13 track Crash Nation CD, recorded by PUNKASILA in Yogyakarta last month, that addresses the same subject.
The disasters depicted are: Merapi (Volcanic Eruption), Busung Lapar (Famine), Korupsi (Corruption), Gempa Bumi (Earthquake), Sumber Kencono (Road Carnage), Lapindo (Mudslide), Tanah Longsor (Landslide), Banjir Bandang (Great Flood), Sukhoi (Plane Crash), Molimo (Five Social Diseases: Theft, Prostitution/Adultery, Drinking, Drugs, Gambling), Suramadu (Bridge Collapse), Tsunami, and Asli/Palsu (Visual Plagiarism).
The exhibition also includes 35 water-coloured prints of Erwan ‘Iwank’ Hersisusanto’s comic illustrations, his fourth instalment of a series of comic books about the adventures of PUNKASILA.
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|01 - Tsunami|
|07 - Asli-Palsu|
|10 - Banjir Bandang|
|12 - Merapi|
|02 - Sukhoi|
|11 - Suramadu|
|03 - Lapindo|
|06 - Busung Lapar|
|13 - Molimo|
|05 - Gempa Bumi|
|09 - Sumber Kencono|
|04 - Korupsi|
|08 - Tanah Longsor|
- 2012-07-07 13:09:16
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