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3 min
Single Channel Video
Indonesia, 2015

The artwork is an adaptation piece of the keynote presentation for a discussion titled “Engineering and Copyrights of Meaning (Trade) System,” presented within a series of discussion program titled “SARJANA MUDA” (Young Bachelor) on May 5, 2015 at Ruangrupa. The footage is part of an effort in searching the understanding of design and art relevance in intervening the system, which in turn spread into the efforts of understanding the system of the establishment and trade of meaning, as well as how to intervene ways of survival.

By exploring the narration pattern of Joseph Campbell’s heroic journey myths, the sequence of the presentation is a short effort in hacking into the role of artists in a great narration of humanitarian heroism, as well as its romantic relationship with the public. Is art also a heroic story? Is an artist also a hero? Is it too late? When does the essential public is the hero and the artist becomes their loyal sidekick. What kills a hero and took his lover before the end of his journey? The shifting role from a heroic narration has also shifted from one single hero to many heroes. From one hero to many, now it is from many to many, from user to producer. What kind of narration, which changes the behavior of creating an artistic object, to become the practice of producing culture as well as making the practice relevant?

Cecil Mariani

In 2011, she and her two best friends
initiated a fund-raising project for scholarship called,
Tua-Tua Sekolah. Later on she continued her study in a
program Master of Fine Arts Design, Designer as Author,
School of Visual Arts, New York, United States. This
school only takes 20 students per year. Once her study
finished, she began to work as a designer and teaches
in Jakarta Institute of Art to date. She won an award
Outstanding Winner for Miscellaneous Category from
10th Design Competition, How Design Magazine, USA,
in 2002. In 2009 she participated in Jakarta Biennale XIIISIASAT
at Zona Pertarungan (or Battle Zone).