Eastman of Mr east on east

Eastman of Mr east on east

Eastman of Mr east on east

Installation of Super 8 Film on Viewer, with Staged Photos & Documents
Indonesia, 2015

According to the records and witnesses that unofficially spreads, in the shooting of five Australia journalists in Balibo, Timor Leste in 1975, mentioned that all of cameras and films brought by those journalists had been destroyed, burnt. After the incident, another Australian journalist named Roger East went to Timor Leste to do investigation. Two months later after the investigation, Roger East got arrested, shot and his body not found.

The film in this work is the original recording which had been aired in the Australia television, combined with footage of Balibo Five, the banned in Indonesia. This work is a reenactment from alternative history which could be come up from Balibo-East incident. This work tries to talk how the state never really do cencoring information. They keep archiving in accordance with the interest of a internal regime. Some of the aims, as an assessment for the strategy of maintaining dominion in the future. Until someday when regime collapsed and the archives spreads in various ways. It will be officially released as the instrument of reformation and reconciliation, spreaded in to alternative channels which its validity become bone of contention for several interests. This method is commonly appeared in channels like Wikileaks or IndoCropCircles.

Rizki Lazuardi

Right after he finished his study from Mass Communication at Faculty of Social Sciences and Political Studies, University of Diponegoro in 2007, Rizki won a fellowship from Yayasan Kelola. Then he got another scholarship from Berlinale Talent Campus for Visual Art Germany in 2009. He is now working for Goethe-Institute Jakarta and also actively involved as video currator both in national and international level. In 2011 and 2013, he was one of the currators for OK. Video Festival. His works were also featured at OK. Video Comedy – 4th Jakarta International Video Festival 2009 and ARTE-Indonesia Art Festival 2014. Now Rizky lives and works in Jakarta. He is a member of Lab Laba Laba.