Venzha Christ

1999
co-founder, HONF Foundation

2007 - present
artistic director, CELLSBUTTON, Yogyakarta International Media Art Festival

2011
co-founder, v.u.f.o.c : an extraterrestrial study center

2014 - present
artistic director, Transformaking : International Summit On Critical and
Transformative Making

2016 - present
director, ISSS – Indonesia Space Science Society

2016 - present
artistic director, S.E.T.I (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) conference

2017
guest researcher, IMeRA – Institute for Advance Study, AMU-Marseille, France

Selected exhibition, research on space Sscience and space exploration
2017
“ART|JOG|10: Changing Perspective”, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
KEK – High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, Tokai, Japan
J-PARC – Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex, Tsukuba, Japan
ELSI – Earth Life Science Institute, Tokyo, Japan
CNES, National Centre for Space Studies, Headquarter Paris, France
OHP - L'Observatoire de Haute-Provence, France
CPPM - Le Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille, France
LAM - The Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille, France
IRAM - International Research Institute for Radio Astronomy,Grenoble, France
Station de Radio Astronomie de Nançay, France
CERN, European Organization for Nuclear Research, Geneva, Switzerland

2016
“ART|JOG|9 – Universal Influence, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
CEOU – Center for Exploration of the Origin of the Universe, Seoul, Korea
KARI – Korea Aerospace Research Institute, Seoul, Korea
SCASS – Sharjah Center for Astronomy and Space Science, Sharjah, UAE
BOSSCHA Observatory – Lembang, Bandung, Indonesia
NARIT – National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand, Bangkok,
Thailand
TNO - Thai National Observatory, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Utsuro-Bune mini museum project, Ibaraki, Japan
NASA – A HUMAN ADVENTURE, ISSS project, ArtScience Museum, Singapore

2015
Global FUTR Lab, FutureEverything 2015, Manchester, UK
“CK07N030 2009 01 07.4298 1.220470 0.998894 136.6077 338.2806 178.3758 20150627 6.5 4.0 : C/2007 N3”, Taiwan (interactive media), collaboration with LuLin Observatory and Institute Of Astronomy, National Central University,Taipei, Taiwan
“Alien Ultra Sonic Weapon / AUSW (full version)", ArtJog 2015, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“ARTE EN ORBITA”, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Quito, Ecuador
“Flying Saucer Are Watching Us / FSAWU”, RIAM – Festival For Unlimited Art and Music, Marseille, France

2014
“COSMOS exhibition”, ASCI, Art and Science Collaboration Inc., New York Hall of Science, USA
“[proto:type]Y2014” – Meeting on Open Culture and Critical Making – Langgeng Art Foundation/LAF, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
MEDIA/ART KITCHEN YAMAGUCHI: Open Call Laboratory – “An Exploration into Social Anthropology in Asia”, YCAM, Japan
“Your History Has a Surprise Beginning – Our Super Micro Solar System Neighborhood”, YCAM, Japan

THE UNKNOWN

Variable dimensions | DIY radio astronomy, electronic circuits, antenna, animation, TV, realtime signal receiver

2017

Concept

What will you see or hear or feel when you gaze up at the night sky... you see light emited by the stars, right? That light has travelled across space for dozens, hundreds or thousands or even millions of years before entering your eye. When astronomers use large telescopes to probe the Universe, the faint light they gather may have come from objects millions or billions of light-years away. As the result, the objects that we see are in the past as they take that light-years to travel across space. Do you know this fact: Astronomy, perhaps one of the oldest of sciences, is the study of celestial objects including the planet, star, galaxyeven the Universe as a whole? Then who are we? Are we a part of the star? Or are we part of the history? Can you feel that your body is made of those spectrum, probably? Are We Alone?

 

Apakah yang Anda lihat, dengar atau rasakan saat menatap langit di malam hari... Anda melihat cahaya terpancar dari bintang-bintang, bukan? Cahaya yang menempuh jarak lusinan, ratusan atau bahkan jutaan tahun sebelum sampai di mata kita. Ketika para astronom menggunakan teleskop-teleskop berukuran raksasa untuk menyelidiki Alam Semesta, cahaya samar yang berhasil mereka kumpulkan bisa jadi berasal dari benda-benda yang jaraknya ribuan atau jutaan tahun cahaya. Dengan demikian, benda-benda yang kita lihat itu berada di masa lalu, karena butuh tahun-cahaya melintasi angkasa. Apakah Anda tahu mengenai fakta ini: Astronomi, yang barangkali adalah salah satu ilmu tertua di dunia, adalah ilmu mengenai benda-benda luar angkasa, termasuk planet, bintang, galaksibahkan keseluruhan Alam Semesta? Lalu siapakah kita sebenarnya? Apakah kita bagian dari bintang? Ataukah kita bagian dari sejarah? Bisakah Anda, kira-kira, merasakan bahwa tubuh Anda terbuat dari spektrum-spektrum tersebut? Apakah kita sendirian di Semesta yang maha luas ini?