Gelora Vigor

Gelora Vigor

Gelora Vigor

Two channels video installation
Various duration
2015

The Surge (Gelora) is a video performance by Anggun Priambodo that is based on archives found in the National Archives of Indonesia. The work is divided into two parts, the first channel contains Anggun re-engineered the newsreel called Development Surge (Gelora Pembangunan) from 1978. Here, he changed the news anchor with himself. The second channel contains his performance when distributing his work to the public. In The Surge, Anggun deconstructed the archive by re-engineering the archive itself, and then distributed the result to the public in an attractive way by going directly to communities. This method was quite effective considering the information war has been attractively happening from the television set in the living room to the virtual world.

Anggun consciously choose General Session and Inauguration of President and Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia in 1978. At that time, Soeharto was elected president for the third time. Add three periods, and he was forcibly impeached in 1998.

This work became one of the works of Lab Laba Laba’s art project, Experiencing Humanitarian, undertaken since 2014 and presented to the public in April 2015.

Anggun Priambodo
A visual artist, a film and music video director studied at interior design in Jakarta Institute of Art. Collaborating with Henry Foundation, he formed The Jadugar and gained award as best director in Indonesia MTV Music Awards 2003. He is a long time activist for OK. Video Festival in 2003, 2007, 2009, and 2011. In 2010 he managed his first solo exhibition at Toko Keperluan in RURU Gallery. Then joined Singapore Biennale: If The World Changed in 2013. In the same year he released his first feature film Rocket Rain (2013) and awarded with Geber Award in Jogja-Netpac Asian Film Festival 2013. In 2014 he put up a co-exhibition, inspired by his film Rocket Rain, entitled Reimagining Rocket Rain. He is also the founder of Lab Laba-Laba.