If Merapi tells us to go, we go (2017)

Sound installation 57'21'' in loop at the volcano observatory Kaliurang, Yogyakarta

A montage and stacking of interviews, field recordings, advertisement and handy talky sounds compiled between 2015 and 2017 on Mount Merapi and surroundings. Listening to 'frekuensi Merapi', you tune in to stories related to life on the mountain about forced transmigration, double agendas, cultural adaptation, community radio and resistance.

Language: Indonesian, Javanese & English

Many thanks to Pak Christian (Kaliurang), Pak Broto (Kaliurang), Mbak Mira (Kaliurang), Mas Dito (Kaliurang), Pak Laksono (UGM), Pak Suwaji (Sumberejo), Pak Samirin (Sumberejo), Pak Sukiman (Deles), Pak Wondo (Petung), Mas Zamzam (UGM), Pos pengamatan G. Merapi & Adhiwinanto Semali (Yogyakarta)

900mdpl is an extensive site-specific art project located in Kaliurang, a small village on the southern slope of an active volcano, Mt.Merapi with average altitude of 900 meters above sea level. 900mdpl aims to respond to the space, collect stories, and revisit local wisdoms and value, promoting on knowledge exchange and community engagements through collaborative projects •

Curator: Mira Asriningtyas •

Artists: Anggun Priambodo | Dimaz Maulana | Dito Yuwono | Edita Atmaja | Eva Olthof | Maryanto | Mella Jaarsma | Sandi Kalifadani | Simon Kentgens •

Many thanks to:
KUNCI Cultural studies center - Yogyakarta
the department of cultural affairs Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Jakarta

Supported by CBK Rotterdam (Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam)