Join us for a talk in the Videogram lecture series on contemporary curatorial and artistic practice and theory.


Artist Talk

Drawing on my interests in science fiction, radio broadcasting, anarchism, the history of technology and magic, in this talk I will discuss the background to the making and thinking of some of my artistic projects – both film and radio/audio plays – and their relationship to the social, political and environmental situation of the landscape in which these projects are set and explored. Using fiction as a method of reconfiguration, these projects illustrate the tension between worldviews, radical politics, technology and the aesthetics of refusal in the Indonesian archipelago and beyond.


Riar Rizaldi works as an artist and filmmaker. He works predominantly with the medium of moving images and sound, both in the black-box of cinema settings as well spatial presentation as installation. His artistic practice focuses mostly on the relationship between capital and technology, labour and nature, worldviews, genre cinema, and the possibility of theoretical fiction. His works have been shown at various international film festivals (including Locarno, IFFR, FID Marseille, Viennale, BFI London, Cinema du Reel, Vancouver, etc.) as well as Centre Pompidou Paris (2021), Museum of Modern Art (2024), Whitney Biennial (2024), Taipei Biennial (2023), Istanbul Biennial (2023), Venice Architecture Biennale (2021), Biennale Jogja (2021), National Gallery of Indonesia (2019), and other venues and institutions. In addition, recent solo exhibitions and focus programs of his works had been held at Gasworks London (2024), Z33 Hasselt (2024), Centre de la photographie Genève (2023), and Batalha Centro de Cinema Porto (2023) amongst others.


The lecture in English will take place online. Meeting ID: 965 9793 2249