OK. Video is one of the divisions in ruangrupa, a contemporary art organization founded in 2000 by a group of artists in Jakarta. ruangrupa encourages the progress of the idea of art in the urban context and the broad scope of culture through exhibitions, festivals, art laboratories, workshops, research, and the publication of books, magazines, and journals. In the period of 2008-2014, OK. Video focused on the development of video arts in Indonesia.
The development of media art will always evolve in line with the discoveries of new technologies that affect the daily life of contemporary society. It will also continue to move rapidly and open to technological innovation and novelty of the idea of cross art, media, and technologies existing in the community. OK. Video will be designed as the infrastructure of media arts development in Indonesia that also serves as a convention space between art and technology that is not limited only in the realm of art, but also able to reach out to other possibilities that are created from the collision and meeting between cross-disciplinary ideas, cultural character, to general knowledge.
In 2015, OK. Video launches itself in terms of its institutionality, having decided to change its name from Jakarta International Video Festival to Indonesia Media Arts Festival. It becomes a beginning for OK. Video to expand its scope of artistic category in the future and to present much broader works. Such as time-based artworks (video, film, and performance) and multichannel or installation, but also sound art, digital imaging, internet-based works and other opportunities brought forward by media technology that can present new limitless artistic ideas and critical issues surrounding the themes, as well as expanding the reach of its audience.
Afra Suci Ramadhan, Bellina Erby, Mahardika Yudha, Samuel Bagas
GUDANG SARINAH EKOSISTEM
Jl. Pancoran Timur IIE No. 4
Pancoran, Jakarta Selatan
Jakarta 12780 – INDONESIA