For this screening, Dogmilk partners with Denpasar-based organisation Minikino to present a program of contemporary Indonesian experimental cinema.
Our program showcases a small selection of contemporary Indonesian cinema and video work. The selected works, though diverse in style, form and tone, share certain thematic and artistic preoccupations. Each film, in their own way, explores and blurs the thresholds between conventionally binary concepts, mining the no-man’s land between life and death, dream states and waking life, spiritual and corporeal, the experiential and the intellectual. The audience will share states of trance and evocative dance work, witness archival documentary, stop-motion and much more. The screening is proceeded by a brief presentation of the Sipakatuo residency program currently in development.
Dogmilk would like to thank Aditya Martodiharj for his assistance in assembling this program.
Muhammad Heri Fadli, ‘Jamal’, 2020, 15 mins.
Nur, whilst drying her laundry, is shocked by her husband’s sudden return.
Riar Rizaldi, ‘Tellurian Drama’, 2020, 26 mins.
Archival history collides with personal narratives on a history of technology, nature and colonisation.
Olivia Griselda, ‘Rite of Passage’, 2020, 3 mins.
Shot in Solo, Indonesia, this dance film follows a man who must choose to embrace either the rhythm of time or the will of nature.
Azalia Muchransyah, ‘The Lemony Snippets of a Loopy Reverie’, 2022, 3 mins.
A vivid dream told with stop motion animation.
Ezra Cecio, ‘Gerajak (Turmoil of the season)’, 2021, 15 mins.
The Galage is a committee formed for agrarian reform in response to drought and hunger.
I Putu Oka Sudarsana, ‘Senampura’, 2015, 11 mins.
During a sacred Wraspati Kalpa ceremony in Bali, supranatural forces materialise and inform of an error that has occurred.
STRAY VOLTAGE is supported by the City of Melbourne 2022 Annual Arts Grants Program.