Temanku Berkata

Temanku Berkata

Temanku Berkata

20 min 51 sec
Single Channel Video
Indonesia, 2015

Ary Sendy prepares questions for his three friends to create a critical space of thinking. The answer seems sketchy but Sendy is eager to show the similarity of traits called memory. A collective memory shared by those who were born under the New Order regime and brought up after the fall of the regime which also shares the euphoria of 1998 Reformasi.

The first question is how does it like to live under the New Order regime, the May 1998 riot and what kind of information that they consumed back then? How today any information is accessible and to questions for them, as the new generation, observing the older generation who brought up under the New Order regime.

Every answer relies on the capability to memorize so that his friends can restate facts and situations as an analysis. He demands an answer by using all gathered information. His friends were confronted with a simple problem-solving by using their existing knowledge.

Ary Sendy

Ary Sendy was born and live in
Jakarta. He studied photography at Film and Television
Departement at Jakarta Institute of Art. He works
mostly with photos and video as media. In 2006 he
participated in a photography project Top Collection
2 along with artists from Jakarta and Yogyakarta.
He made a photographic series which manipulated
reality and offers a new encounter, an impersonate,
to become whoever you want to me – a president,
for example. In 2009, he had his first solo exhibition
Slimmer at RURU Gallery, curated by Ade Darmawan.
His video work Happy Our was included in Indonesia
ARTS Festival 2014.