On June 12th, I leave for Indonesia.
I received a small grant to see if I can put together a larger study, a study of photographic practice in Indonesia. And I feel I’ve put together an interesting itinerary. I fly to Bali, spend a week in Sanur, and fly to Yogjakarta, spend another week there, and then finally 4-5 days in Jakarta.
I begin in Bali, where I will be meeting faculty at both Udayana University and ISI Denpasar, the state art college in Bali. I owe special thanks to Kaja McGowan, Pak Wayan Widia, and Frank Raden in organizing these meetings.
From Denpasar, I fly to Yogjakarta in Central Java (seat of some of the most tremendous of Java’s cultural empires). Here I will meet with Jeannie Park – Director of Yayasan Bagong Kissudiardja – and Anggi Minari at the Yogjakarta Heritage Center. (And the I also hope to visit Prembanan and the Plaosan Temples, and hopefully Borobudur.) I will also visit ISI Surakarta – the state art college in Solo – while in Central Java. And here I owe thanks to Chris Miller, Joko Purwanto, and Michael Asmara in getting these meetings.
From Yogja, I fly to Jakarta, where I plan on meeting with John McGlynn at Lontar Press.
I’ve decided to begin this blog to document some of my studies.