Jompet Kuswidananto

Jompet Kuswidananto is a visual artist from Yogyarkarta, Indonesia. He studied Communication at Faculty of Social and Political Science of Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta. His interest in theatre and music has contributed to an artistic practice largely inspired by the re-discovery of cultural historical texts....

‘Ghost’ in contemporary art practice

Over the past month, Hung and Jompet have spent time together discussing their individual art practices and interests. They both realized they have an interest in the idea of ghosts as mythical presences that can reveal the past, but also as social symbols that have become lost tools who have forgotten their purpose. On Wednesday they will speak of their individual practice and conclude by sharing how their mutual fascination for the ‘ghost’ has taken new perspective over their last one month of discussion. ____ _ Jompet is a visual...

‘Ghost’ in mythology, history and contemporary culture

This is a workshop given by Indonesian artist Jompet Kuswidananto, a visual artist whose interest in theatre and music has contributed to an artistic practice largely inspired by the re-discovery of cultural historical texts. In much of his work, the idea of a ghost as a forgotten memory or haunting social presence has given birth to kinetic installations where symbols such as military costume come alive with sound and light. In his one-month residency with San Art Jompet has continued his fascination for ghosts with an intrigue for the historical...