Tellurian Drama

  • September 17, 2022 / 15:00
  • November 19, 2022 / 15:00

Director: Riar Rizaldi
2020, 21', color
Indonesian with English, Turkish subtitles

Riar Rizaldi’s Tellurian Drama unfolds between the 1923 opening of the Dutch East Indies’ Radio Malabar, for which forced indigenous labourers cleared two mountain peaks in West Java, and its 2020 reopening by the Indonesian government as a historical site and tourist attraction. Fictionalised after a forgotten text by prominent pseudo-anthropologist, Drs. Munarwan, the film problematises notions of decolonisation, geocentric technology and the historicity of communication.

Cemetery

Cemetery

Leviathan

Leviathan

Taking the Horse to Eat Jalebis

Taking the Horse to Eat Jalebis

From the Pole to the Equator

From the Pole to the Equator

Expedition Content

Expedition Content

Where is the Friend’s House?

Where is the Friend’s House?

Taking Pictures

Taking Pictures

Cannibal Tours

Cannibal Tours

Vampir-Cuadecuc

Vampir-Cuadecuc

 Peasants

Peasants

Pacific 3, 2, 1, Zero (Part 1)

Pacific 3, 2, 1, Zero (Part 1)

the time is now. (I+II)

the time is now. (I+II)

Landscape #4: How to Improve the World

Landscape #4: How to Improve the World

Letters from Panduranga

Letters from Panduranga

Europium

Europium

Tellurian Drama

Tellurian Drama

Post-Military Cinema

Post-Military Cinema

Some Questions on the Nature of Your Existence

Some Questions on the Nature of Your Existence

A hook but no fish

A hook but no fish

Mud Man

Mud Man

Returning Souls

Returning Souls

{if your bait can sing the wild one will come} Like Shadows Through Leaves

{if your bait can sing the wild one will come} Like Shadows Through Leaves

Good News from the Skies

Good News from the Skies

Inspired by the exhibition And Now the Good News, which focusing on the relationship between mass media and art, we prepared horoscope readings based on the chapters of the exhibition. Using the popular astrological language inspired by the effects of the movements of celestial bodies on people, these readings with references to the works in the exhibition make fictional future predictions inspired by the horoscope columns that we read in the newspapers with the desire to receive good news about our day. 

The Ottoman Way of Serving Coffee

The Ottoman Way of Serving Coffee

Coffee was served with much splendor at the harems of the Ottoman palace and mansions. First, sweets (usually jam) was served on silverware, followed by coffee serving. The coffee jug would be placed in a sitil (brazier), which had three chains on its sides for carrying, had cinders in the middle, and was made of tombac, silver or brass. The sitil had a satin or silk cover embroidered with silver thread, tinsel, sequin or even pearls and diamonds.

Giorgio de Chirico

Giorgio de Chirico

Giorgio de Chirico was born on July 10, 1888, in Volos, Greece, to an Italian family. His mother, Gemma Cervetto, was from a family of Genoa origin, but most likely she was born in Izmir. His father, Evaristo, was born on June 21, 1841 in the Büyükdere district of Istanbul.