Bridging Art, Science and Free Technology – New date: Tues 8 December 6 pm

Title: ‘Bridging Art, Science and Free Technology: Creative Citizen Participation in Indonesia’s New Democracy’, Macgeorge Visiting Speaker/Performer Award public lecture, with HONF and the Indonesia Forum

Presenters: Ms Irene Agrivina and Mr Tommy Surya (The House of Natural Fiber, Yogyakarta)

New date: Tuesday 8 December 2015

Time: 6 pm (5.45 for 6 pm)-7.30 pm

New venue: 207-221 Bouverie Street, Theatre 2 (B120, basement). Take the stairs down to the basement via entrance 221, or take a lift to the basement via entrance 207.


We are delighted to announce the new date and venue for the Macgeorge Bequest Visiting Speaker/Performer Award Public Lecture by the Yogyakarta-based new media art community The House of Natural Fiber.



This Macgeorge Visiting Speaker/Performer Award public lecture will be presented by multimedia artists Irene Agrivina and Tommy Surya, founding members of the multiple award-winning House of Natural Fiber (HONF Foundation) media art community in Yogyakarta. The lecture will focus on HONF’s creative community, ideas and projects since its establishment in 1999. It will address HONF’s collaborations with academics and professionals in various fields. The art community uses scientific research and DIY (Do It Yourself) and DIWO (Do It With Others) methods to create public interactive works. It attempts to expand the conventional parameters of art, and offer effective solutions for pressing issues of contemporary life. In the lecture, HONF will present its latest project ‘GROW KITCHEN#2’. Based on the Javanese philosophical principles of Syekh Siti Djenar (1348-1439 AD) about the nature of life, science and creativity, this installation uses aquaponics and hydroponics systems, natural fermentation dye, DIY electronic circuits, DIY microbial fuel and algae fermentation to reflect on the origins of life, and to demonstrate that combinations of art, science and technology are possible.