Ikbal Lubys

The Instrument Builders Project

COLLABORATION IN SOUND BY INDONESIAN AND AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS

NGV Studio hosts the first Australian iteration of The Instrument Builders Project (IBP), an experimental collaborative project between Australian and Indonesian artists and musicians curated by Kristi Monfries and Joel Stern.

The first two iterations of the IBP were held in Yogyakarta in June 2013 and March 2014. The IBPsets up a shared workshop space, with elements of studio and gallery, in which artists conceptualise, build, perform and exhibit new works together over a period of 3 weeks, with scheduled public programs (concerts, exhibitions, workshops and talks) punctuating periods of experimental ‘free time’.

The works created through the IBP draw on both traditional craft-based and avant-garde approaches and technologies, incorporating practises including (but not limited to) experimental music, sound sculpture, installation, conceptual and instructional work and performance art.

The IBP both responds to and seeks to further develop experimental collaborative work between Indonesian and Australian artists.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The ‘Instrument Builders Project’ (IBP) is a collaboration between Australian and Indonesian artists and musicians in which the artists conceptualise, build, perform and exhibit new works together over the course of a shared residency. The IBP centres on an evolving ‘project space’, with elements of studio and gallery, open to the public throughout the duration of the project, with public programs (concerts, exhibitions, workshops and talks) punctuating periods of experimental ‘free time’.

The works created through the IBP span traditional craft-based and avant-garde forms and practises including experimental musical instruments, sound sculptures, installation, conceptual and instructional works, and live art.

The IBP both responds to and seeks to support the further development of collaborative work between Indonesian and Australian artists. The first iteration of the Instrument Builders Project was held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from 24 June – 16 July 2013.

The second iteration of the Instrument Builders Project is held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from 15 March – 9 April 2014 as part of the Australia/Indonesia Year 2014 .

The third iteration of the Instrument Builders Project will take place in Melbourne, Australia from 31 October – 23 November 2014 at The National Gallery of Victoria.

Curators Kristi Monfries & Joel Stern
Host Organisation Antariksa
iCan (Indonesian Contemporary Art Network)
Studio Manager Fvani Gendhis
Production Assistants
Ikbal S Lubis
Aim A’di Negara
Graphic Design Wok the Rock