Nalareksa 0.7

Nalareksa 0.7

Nalareksa 0.7

Sound sculpture
2008-2015

Since 2008 Andreas Siagian has been developing his Nalareksa series based on the research fieldwork of Prof. Ir. Harjoso Projopangarso under the same name, Nalareksa. The name comes from the Old Javanese. Nala means ‘ beloved people’ while reksa means ‘nutritious’. This Nalareksa simple tool is used to analyze air pollution especially carbon dioxide (CO2) using water as the medium.

Nalareksa 0.7 installation tries to present the essence of a simple idea developed by Prof. Ir. Hardjoso Prajopangarso, a reaction that happens from water and air through a direct contact between the two. This installation renders sound composition that emerges from that interaction. This installation in series also takes the inspiration from Prof. Ir. Hardjoso Projopangarso’s ethic, whose every creation is based on affordable and simple science and technology that can be accessed by the people. Nalareksa 0.7 uses simple strengthening and conflating techniques of analog technology from the 1970-1980s. Until today people in Indonesia can access the said technology easily.

Andreas Siagian
A multi-disciplinary artist with a background as an engineer graduated from Atmajaya University, Yogyakarta. He studied programing and created software for planning and calculating highway geometric design. His works expand from creative programing in sounds and image, self-applied based electronic creation, sound sculpture and installation to sound instruments. He was co-founders in various initiatives such as breakcore_LABS, urbancult.net, and lifepatch, people intiatives on art, sicence, and technology. With Hackteria, he was the co-director of HackteriaLab 2014 – Yogyakarta.