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SEVEN: draw your days 2011 [lim’s impossibilities]

Yes, it’s that time of the year again. The SEVEN: Draw Your Days 2011 is here. After being absent last year, I came back this year. I agree with my good friend Tita who organized this event. “It’s a good distraction from clicking and tapping on your gadgets all day!” I’m glad I participated (scroll down to directly see my drawing without reading my rambling on participatory culture).

Check out the “SEVEN” blog and you’ll find out that many enthusiastic artists and non-artists participated. It’s an evidence that participatory culture in art production does work! Here, I feel I need to emphasize that we should not judge this phenomenon merely from its products. Rather, participatory culture in art should be mostly seen as a process. Even though personally I have my own standard on how ‘good’ good art should be, in a collective participatory event such as “SEVEN” our judgement shouldn’t rest on the ‘standard’ but on the process where the collective acts and produce together ¬†and on the intangible experiential component embedded in it. Besides, there’s a pleasure in participating collectively, especially when you see the collective result (and your own production as part of it). Indeed in “In Defense of Crud”, Jenkins (2007), too, thinks along a similar line. Here I summarize his points: Continue reading

Place and Memory: The Choir, The Club for Life

….especially written for my friends for life, PSM-ITB friends

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There are places I remember all my life, though some have changed
Some forever, not for better, some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments, of lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living, in my life I love them all

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