From Bandung to Berlin: If all of the moons aligned builds on the vocabularies of “political astronomy” by means of dis/connecting transnational narratives according to critical and geopolitical amplitudes during the Cold War. While revolving in the gravity of a multicenter world, From Bandung to Berlin: If all of the moons aligned pins down incongruent points of these alignments, complicating desires for solidarity and cohesion through artistic forms, processes and contemporary thought practices.
Anggawan Kusno used his studio to create the “Lost and Found and Lost and What Department”. The project is a temporary fictional institution only open in the daytime during the open studios period. The institution presents a number of personal histories accumulating through the residency, making a collection based on anonymous responses to a secret questionnaire that Kusno ask for Moriya residents, face-to-face interviews on war experiences, and research on post-war Japan and local history.
performance in collaboration with Jamaluddin Latif
This work is a site-specific installation which produced in 2015 as the part of “Liminal” project, organized by Cemeti Art House. In this work, I intervened Cemeti by making a special bureau for “Alternative History Research”. There I staged an initiative (fictional) project of borrowing an ancient artifact from the British Museum, which comprises the comprehensive studies of a monument “stolen” by Sir Stamford Raffles (former general governor in Dutch East Indies in early 19th century). It is stated that this artifact signifies the reoccurrence of mass-murder incidents in Java along the history.