Riar Rizaldi (ID)
Installation view at Hidden Space, 2019
Riar Rizaldi is an artist, curator and researcher born in Indonesia and currently based in Hong Kong. His main focus is on the relationship between human, nonhuman and technology, consumer electronics, extractivism, and theory-fiction. Through his works, he questions the notion of (a)temporality, image politics, materiality, media archaeology and the unanticipated consequences of technologies. He also actively composes and performs sonic-fiction using the methods of field recording and foley through programming language. Riar has also curated ARKIPEL Jakarta International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival – Penal Colony (2017) and Internet of (No)Things (2018) at Jogja National Museum. He is also the co-founder of the art collective SALON, a platform focusing on exploration and experimentation in the field of media, performance, experimental music and improvisation in Bandung, Indonesia.