kepala kelapa coconut head

2019 | iron chain, bamboo culm leaves, branded Wifi codes, coconuts, candles, motorbike helmets, performance, Google voices
The performers are Annu Cutter, Daniel da Costa, Wildan, Abiyya Ladangku.

Internet eats our souls. Internet burns our forests.
Internet keeps us safe from growing up. Internet makes us happy.

Our spirits are rising from coconut-heads into the hypertopia Internet, where dissembling friends aka imperialistic-capitalistic data-mining companies are making us believe they only exist for our beneft, for our entertainment, for our distraction, for our best. We feed them and in return we get abused.
We are not consuming Internet, Internet consumes us.
Biased algorithms manipulate our behaviour, preselect for us what we shall see or not see.
Is our acting still determined from an intrinsic motivation or was it implanted by the machine, the algorithm or the company behind it?
Do we rule ourselves?

In the following video you see parts of the performance which took place on the opening of our final show after a three month residency in Yogyakarta, hosted by Cemeti-Institue for art and society and Goethe Institute Indonesia.