RIAR RIZALDI, born in Indonesia, lives in Hong Kong. His primary focus is the relationship between human/non-human and technology, consumer electronics and fiction theory.
Selected exhibitions: NTT InterCommunication Center, Tokyo; National Gallery of Indonesia; Hidden Space, Hong Kong; Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung.
Participation in the Locarno Film Festival, BFI Southbank, London and the International Film Festival Rotterdam, among others
KINO DER KUNST 2020
IDN 2019, 4K, 18’22’’, INDONESISCH/INDONESIAN
STIMME/VOICE: Natasha Tontey
DEUTSCHE PREMIERE/GERMAN PREMIERE
Natasha, a solar-powered AI voice assistant, researches the genealogical truth about her origins. Based on the chemical make-up of her cells, she is led to the Indonesian island of Bangka where cassiterite (tin) is mined, the basic building block of solar cells and touch screens. This film essay playfully uncovers the neocolonialism of global technologies and puts an end to the my th of digital immateriality.