what makes us who we are (and what does that mean in our immediate environment; work, culture, relationship, country, family, region)? does ‘who we are’ tend to be in cohesion with our environment/culture/surroundings, or is it pushing boundaries?

this project uses questions as a way to break away from assumptions and to have new conversations. the aim is to understand how we see/define/understand our own identity.

Residency with PSBK in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
The one-month residency program in Yogyakarta supported by British Council, brings PSBK and UK artist Caglar Kimyoncu together to explore creative possibilities that support Caglar’s artistic journeys and PSBK’s arts engagement platforms.

Driven by the artist’s keen interests and research theme, his professional experience, and artistic medium; PSBK will collaborate with Caglar to connect and engage with various communities in the Yogyakarta vicinity, which includes artists, segmented and general communities. Depending on what would be appropriate to support Caglar’s artistic research and the resources available; the engaging experience can emerge in a range of different formats such as an interactive workshop to gain data from segmented communities, a performance or ‘happening’ presentation, master-class with local artists, artist-talk for the general public, and/or multi-media exhibition at PSBK. PSBK is also very keen to integrate Caglar’s experience with digital technology as a unique engaging tool in the arts.

Residensi dengan PSBK di Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Dalam program residensi selama satu bulan di Yogyakarta ini, yang didukung oleh British Council, mempertemukan PSBK dan Caglar Kimyonce, seniman yang tinggal di Inggris, untuk menjelajahi kemungkinan-kemungkinan kreatif dari perjalanan artistik Caglar serta platform seni yang melibatkan masyarakat di PSBK.

Berdasar atas ketertarikan dan tema penelitian seniman, pengalaman profesionalnya dan pilihan medium artistiknya; PSBK menjalankan proses kolaborasi dengan Caglar untuk mengadakan pertemuan serta bekerjasama dengan berbagai komunitas di wilayah Yogyakarta; kalangan seniman, kelompok tertentu dan masyarakat pada umumnya. Hasil dari kerjasama tersebut bisa berbentuk seperti workshop interaktif untuk pengumpulan data dari komunitas tertentu, performance atau presentasi berbentuk ‘happening’, master-class dengan seniman lokal, artist-talk untuk publik luas, dan/atau pameran multi-media di PSBK; tergantung pada proses penelitian artistik Caglar dan sumber daya yang tersedia. PSBK sendiri juga sangat tertarik memadukan pengalaman Caglar di bidang teknologi digital sebagai salah satu sarana yang menarik dalam seni.