"Village Video Festival #8" (Group exhibition), Jatiwangi Art Factory, Jatiwangi - Indonesia. 2016


"WakareKaraoke is a project that I make during my residency in Jatiwangi Art Factory, Indonesia. Wakare itself is known by the local residents as a folk song that was used as form of protest against the Japanese that occupy seven village around Jatiwangi area around 1942. At first, the song is an act of movement against Japanese, and now the song become an archive of how one village is taken without record by Indonesian Air Force. Starting from this story, I try to trace the Wakare song. Working together with local musician and some residents, I make karaoke video, giving opportunity for everyone to sing with their own tone, and at the same time a chance for every generation of that village to sing about the problem that has been mentioned in the song with their own tone."