Following the success of Media Art Globale festival 2019, Mona Liem, the curator-founder of Connected Art Platform this year brings "Prisma Garden" to Ars Electronica 2020.
Prisma Garden showcases 5 distinct Indonesian artists whose works depict their restlessness and hope on the current situation and sets the expectation that spectators will apply their empirical experience and understanding gained from the artworks.
“In the name of the leaf”, works by Angki Purbandono tells a story of how diversity of human characters can be reflected on leaves, an inspiration discovered when he spent his time confined in an Indonesian prison, because of Cannabis. The time in which he was “saved” by Art and created Prison Art Program.
Rubi Roesli, an architect, whose work reflects how he feels about the current condition of urban spaces. On a similar theme, Naufal Abshar, also projects his hope for nature’s return in the city’s concrete jungle through his paintings.
Another noticeable work by Motionbeast takes us on a tour of an expansive and beautiful tea plantation in West Java, telling a story about the humble tea, one of Indonesia’s best natural assets and their incredible journey from mountain hill to coffee tables in every corner of the world.
Notanlab, representing the digitally savvy millennials and the Zs, introduces us to a wide range of flora found in Indonesia. The idea is that spectators will gain personal insights about their characters from this tailored interactive experience.