Info for the Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid 2012 Competition: Tirai Cinta

Tirai Cinta (2010) means the Curtain of Love, and is a traditional dangdut song from Indonesia describing the impossible love between the poor and the rich. L.C. von Sukmeister films everyday life scenes in the poor village and more unusual high elite scenes in the rich city, balancing between these two worlds his identity as Western artist with Eastern roots is lost and the films as archive of remembrance remain.

 

Hantu – Plaster Surrogates

You stopped speaking to me and you must have your reasons. Is it for my own good? So that I might suffer less if something should happen? These are such uncertain times. I cannot bear the silence. I love you, And I told you before that I am not afraid of communicating with you through other people. You told me that the ears are the only orifice that cannot be closed. I love you. I love you. I love you. And I am passing these words out in the hope that they might find their way to you.

Credits:

Art Director: ASW

Cinematographer: Lukisan Crazy

Associate Producer: Leopold Chrétien

Set Designer: Lazy Cat

Ghost: Selvi Novita Elisa Sari

Allan: McCollum

Location: Dusun Indonesia

Location Details: XXX

Date: June 2010

Script: S. Hayes, Unannounced (2008)

Series: Tirai Cinta 2010

FUCK SEX ! LOVE ART

WAHYU!

 

SBY- Six Mile Bottom

Over a short period of time (from 29 to 30 November 2010) L.C. von Sukmeister developed a body of work marked by recurring themes such as appropriating titles of famous works of art, and appropriating art historical texts putting them in place for his own works of art. In many of his Tirai Cinta (2010) films the artist plays the role of an impassive character who abandons his Western self to the effects of Eastern life experiences. The development of this artistic figure resembles the determination of a dandy in applying a set of drastic rules to his life which question the current socio-cultural norms.

Credits:

Art Director: ASW

Cinematographer: Lukisan Crazy

Associate Producer: Leopold Chrétien

Set Designer: Lazy Cat

Frank: Stella

Artist: L.C. von Sukmeister

Location: Kota Indonesia

Location Details: Sheraton Surabaya

Date: July 2010

Script: B.J. Ader, Untitled (Vodka Party) (1975)

Series: Tirai Cinta 2010

FUCK SEX ! LOVE ART

WAHYU!

 

Mati – Factum II

In Mati – Factum II (2010) L.C. von Sukmeister films the chicken hunt, through this unsensual and macabre ritual, he reclaims a recurring motif of every day life: Food. Which reminds the viewer that death strikes all animals regardless of their condition and religion. Behind the harshness of this observation, the artist becomes aware of a vital transcendental force which he aestheticizes through both the filing of the event and attaching a Palais de Tokyo text for A. Mendieta to it.

Credits:

Art Director: ASW

Cinematographer: Lukisan Crazy

Associate Producer: Leopold Chrétien

Set Designer: Lazy Cat

Robert: Rauschenberg

Ayam: Mati

Yo: Wis Entek

Location: Dusun Indonesia

Location Details: XX-O

Date: June 2010

Script: A. Mendieta, On Giving Life (1975)

Series: Tirai Cinta 2010

FUCK SEX ! LOVE ART

WAHYU!

 

Keris – Catalysis III

L.C. von Sukmeister his latest project Tirai Cinta (2010) evolves around existential questions pertaining to life, death, good, evil. Through video his work offers a sensory experience. Von Sukmeister draws inspiration from everyday materials, such as the Keris Jawa, actions or language. In 2010 he made Keris – Catalysis III (2010) in secret collaboration with the artist Ki Manteb, sitting prominently on stage.

Credits:

Art Director: ASW

Cinematographer: Lukisan Crazy

Associate Producer: Leopold Chrétien

Set Designer: Wayang 2.0

Adrian: Piper

Ki: Manteb

Mengapa: Manusia

Location: Kota Indonesia

Location Details: X-O

Date: June 2010

Script: B. Nauman, Fom Hand to Knife (1967)

Series: Tirai Cinta 2010

FUCK SEX ! LOVE ART

WAHYU!

 

Bekel – Memory of the Good Old Time

L.C. von Sukmeister has been producing acerbic and uncompromising artwork since 2005. Using heterogeneous objects and situations through video, the artist creates unusual and caustic new video sensations. Von Sukmeister develops his work with trashy and ironic composure. The trappings of textual appropriation are the artist his playground in which he searches for roots of contemporary ennui.

Credits:

Art Director: ASW

Cinematographer: Lukisan Crazy

Associate Producer: Leopold Chrétien

Set Designer: L.C.V.S.

Main: Martin

Bekel: Kippenberger

Location: Dusun Indonesia

Location Details: XX

Date: June 2010

Script: S. Lucas, Au Pair (-)

Series: Tirai Cinta 2010

FUCK SEX ! LOVE ART

WAHYU!

 

VIP – 3 Figurationszeichen

The Dusun/Kota artist L.C. von Sukmeister created his pseudonym by combining his nickname and the we will see master craftsmanship. In 2009 LCVS did not walk an art critic through the streets of Vienna on a leash, rather he walked with a pocket full of Friendly Video Graffiti Project DVD’s through museums and galleries. L.C. von Sukmeister is an iconic member of the NAVA movement (New Art Video Appropriation) that developed during 2008 and 2009.

“I created my own name, but I never could create my own identity. It shifts from one point to another. It is not stable.”

Beyond a certain violence towards or tamper with video installations, a critical and thorough examination of what constitutes video art, in both tangible forms as well as digitally, forms the basis of his practice. In the series of Tirai Cinta (2010) L.C. von Sukmeister confronts the architecture of the home video with the form of textual appropriation. While the art of construction is generally associated with mathematics, the artist presents his direct surroundings as a unit of measurement rooted in Western art history, and in the history of Indonesian everyday life politics.

Credits:

Art Director: ASW

Cinematographer: Lukisan Crazy

Associate Producer: Leopold Chrétien

Set Designer: L.C.V.S.

V: E

VIP: Borobudur Hotel

Location: Kota Indonesia

Location Details: XOXO

Date: June 2010

Script: V. IMPORT (-)

Series: Tirai Cinta 2010

FUCK SEX ! LOVE ART

WAHYU!

 

Marah – Untitled

L.C. von Sukmeister subverts the traditional schema of the ready-made video, the home video. While Duchamp transposed reality to a symbolic order, the Dusun/Kota artist L.C. von Sukmeister engages in the opposite process. In 2009 he began to start tagging art videos in his Friendly Video Graffiti Project (2009-):

“My first ideas in 2005 were too expensive. My second ideas were not possible to realize. So I saw myself ending up with conceptual art in a simple video sauce.”

Through impotence or regression, attitude or a program, and calling on a variety of stories taken from art historical texts as well as popular custom, LCVS creates a system of absence ―of both immediately recognizable artistic practice and supposedly critical thought.

Credits:

Art Director: ASW

Cinematographer: Lukisan Crazy

Associate Producer: Leopold Chrétien

Set Designer: L.C.V.S.

M: Cattelan

Prop: Untitled

Cat: Ciprut

Location: Dusun Indonesia

Location Details: XO

Date: June 2010

Script: Maurizio C., Untitled (1991)

Series: Tirai Cinta 2010

FUCK SEX ! LOVE ART

WAHYU!

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