HALU

Artwork Title:
HALU
Artist Name:
Asarela Orchidia Dewi & Ariel William Orah
Technique:
Video collage and sound
Artwork Year:
2020

Asarela Orchidia Dewi (they/them) (visual) is a Berlin-based indonesian visual artist. They’re currently studying communication design at HTW Berlin. Coming from Indonesia where Asarela always moved from one region to another since a kid, they developed ways to observe unfamiliarities they encounter in everyday life through pictures. This experience of always being an outsider is the main inspiration for their works.

Ariel William Orah (he/him) (sound)  is a Berlin-based Indonesian artist who explores themes related to identity, memory, and scarcity. He fancies the durability of homo sapiens and the fragility of the machines. He is working with a variety of media, ranging from sonic and other multi-sensory performances, physical and interactive installations, and moving and/or still images. He co-founded an empathy driven artist collective L-KW, Bandung-based progressive rock band “Vincent Vega”, and Indonesian gastronomy initiative SOYDIVISION.BERLIN. Selected works included commissioned installation for Tanz im August Festival Berlin (2016), film-music scoring for “Deeper High”- Germany (2018), CTM Festival Music Maker Hacklab 2020, solo album “Scarcity” (2017) and “WIM” (2018) under alias ravenative.

HALU is a contemplation of life through juxtaposition as seen through the eyes of a displaced individual. Torn between the life left behind and the life currently lived, the banalities of everyday life become pronounced until the reverie comes to a halting stop, leaving behind a possibility that life is not a question of where but a question of how. (Words by Jan K Thedja)

Here is an experimental project collaboration between visual artist Asarela Orchidia Dewi and sonic artist Ariel William Orah. 

All footage was taken with a smartphone.