Video installation, dimensions variable | Duration: 26:21 min. | Format: 16:9 Full HD
x galerí is based on an interview series, which I executed during an artist in residency in Yogyakarta (Indonesia) with people who work behind the scenes of exhibition spaces. Every position was captured: From the pest control to the volunteering guest bookkeeper and from the assistant to the exhibition manager up to the founder of a gallery. The questionnaire incorporates the description of each participant; dreams and explanatory notes to improve the status quo of x galerí. It also lists the beside-jobs of each person and quotes the persons’ dream job and their general thoughts on improving working conditions within artistic field. The audio layer conglomerate all positions to one voice, who speaks about needed improvements and the actual condition of x galerí and vocational and future desires.
The visual layer of x galerí documents Sewon Art Space in Yogyakarta as placeholder. As if by an invisible hand the mobile architectural elements are moved through the empty space. x galerí draws the attention of the viewer on mostly unseen labour behind successful exhibitions.
Septian Dwi Cahyo
Vocals & production assistantance by:
17th Festival Film Dokumenter, Jogjakarta (ID), 2018
BehindThe Terrain – Sketches On Imaginative Landscapes, Konganei Art Spot, Tokyo (JP) 2018
Blickle Archive Series #24 – Veronika Burger, Blickle Kino, 21er Haus, Belvedere, Vienna (AT) 2017
Behind The Terrain – Sketches On Imaginative Landscapes, Nhà Sàn Collective, Hanoi (VN) 2017
Behind The Terrain – Sketches On Imaginative Landscapes, Studio Kalahan, Yogyakarta (ID) 2016
ALL CONTINUES AND NOTHING COLLAPSES, Sewon Art Space, Yogyakarta (ID) 2016 (Duo-show with Stephanie MIsa)