Ikbal Lubys

Starry Night

Group artist residency aii & ikbal at Saari Artist residency Helsinki 2020 

Granted by

Kone Foundation

The combination of sound art, painting and lighting, inspired by Van Gogh’s ”Starry Night”, which is a reflection of the condition in a particular place. By using 2 and 3-dimensional painting material, coupled with sound and lighting, this work becomes multi-dimensional installation so it will be able to present the atmosphere of a particular city by referring to the ”Starry Night” style of painting.

The initial idea is Jakarta the capital of Indonesia, from the atmosphere of the city contained in Starry Night’s paintings then reflected on the condition or atmosphere of Jakarta, from starry nights to morning and then to a smoky afternoon. In this work, the city presented can be city from anywhere and with a different title series. The atmosphere of the city will be created from the sound and lights gradations so it can bring time travel from night to afternoon, between trips from the ”starry night” side to the ”noisy day” side.