[ISEA2011] Panel: Ven­zha Christ – Cos

Panel Statement

Panel: East & West                                                                                                                                Institutional Presentation

Cir­cle of Satan 3.0 / HONF
Cir­cle of Satan is a plat­form for ex­changes, meet­ings, shar­ing, dis­cus­sions and com­mon think­ing. It ex­presses the strug­gle and dis­ad­van­tage of a de­vel­op­ing coun­try. When­ever op­por­tu­nity arises, an­other ob­sta­cle de­feats progress, in ei­ther the form of nat­ural dis­as­ter or human cor­rup­tion. In­done­sia still re­mains one of the poor­est na­tions, with a sub­stan­tial lack of tech­nol­ogy for the pub­lic. Is there still a dream pos­si­ble in the face of chaotic in­fra­struc­ture, cor­rup­tion, de­for­esta­tion, il­le­gal log­ging, the Pa­cific ring of fire, sweat­shops and glob­al­iza­tion. Cir­cle of satan / COS have been pre­sented in Slove­nia, Fin­land, Ru­ma­nia, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Sin­ga­pore, Ger­many, France, Nether­lands, Aus­tria, Czech Re­pub­lic, Canada, Aus­tralia, Tai­wan, China, Hun­gary, Lithua­nia, Spain, and so on and (of course) (es­pe­cially) in lots of uni­ver­si­ties and com­mu­ni­ties in In­done­sia.  natural-fiber.com

  • Ven­zha Christ (1975), male, In­done­sia, 1996 grad­u­ated from in­te­rior de­sign fac­ulty (BA), In­done­sia In­sti­tute of the Arts (ISI). Focus on new media art since 1999, and built HONF, yo­gyakarta new media art lab­o­ra­tory’ that has pro­duced and or­ga­nized lots of pro­jects such as pub­lic art in­stal­la­tions, media per­for­mances, media art fes­ti­vals, tech­nol­ogy re­search, vide­owork fes­ti­val, work­shops, dis­cus­sions, DIY gath­er­ings, elec­tronic and media cul­ture move­ment, etc. Ven­zha is founder of HONF, Ed­u­ca­tion Focus Pro­gram (EFP) plat­form, and elec­tro­core sound pro­ject. He and com­mu­nity were pre­sent­ing media art pro­jects in many places and coun­try world­wide. Ven­zha is a con­cep­tor and di­rec­tor also for YIVF (Yo­gyakarta In­ter­na­tional Vide­owork Fes­ti­val) and CELLS­BUT­TON (Yo­gyakarta In­ter­na­tional Media Art Fes­ti­val), which pro­duced by HONF every year.