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Je Ne Sais Quoi part 2

The queen of gender and feminism, a friend of mine Aniendya alongside with her cute ‘couture’ artwork “Yoni”
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The crowd was crazy and the exhibition had been extended right by then..it happened longer than it used to be on the poster. This time most of the artwork had something that innovative, interactive and edgy. A honorable mention were the SuBo-stand for Suro and Boyo-an awesome 3D-printed character of the urban folktale animal of Surabaya created by my college who’s also happen to be my boss-Pak Aris  (https://www.instagram.com/subosuroboyo/) , and a versatile algorithmic 3D simulated paper craft  hanging on the wall, a reminiscence of  its creator’s visage worth to acclamation-“Selepas Belantara” by Erandaru Srisanto. BUT the Mirror on the wall said that the fairest of them all was the one and only..the one that also stole the most press attention was Cindy and Piyok’s work..

That was the majestic optical illusion shadow playing mock up of Surabaya’s city scrappers-“KOTAKITA”. Even the best part was that they built up the mini version of the famous features in Surabaya, such as BNI tower, Graha Pena, Tugu Pahlawan and The historical Jembatan Merah. Nodded envy-ly this work rocked the event, they stole the spotlight! Off course from the moment the exhibition was opened ’till the last day this event was ever happened, the press just kept coming again and again, and it was definitely become ‘the face’ on every headlines these journalists ever wrote about.

 

Je Ne Sais Quoi “Kotakukotakita” Exhibition at House of Sampoerna part 1

Je Ne Sais Quoi is an expression to describe something that someone really attached to it and become so hopelessly fascinated that he/she ‘s not able to explain what’s ‘the thing’ that makes something so special..A depression in a good way, it also means that when something is so wrong it’s right.

The Jargon above  is probably familiar in the context of Fashion. it almost a coincidence I read this savy pocket book-I forget the title was- and all of sudden this France phrase got me attention..Je Ne Sais Quoi then became the name of my artwork this year, in an venture of Visual Communication Design department and House of Sampoerna celebrated 274th Surabaya anniversary on May 2017. Kotakukotakita is the big theme that’s going to bring this exhibition to the next level.

Some of the art pieces are interactive and in advance of technology. There will be an optical illusion playing with shadows and lights projected onto 3D model city scape of Surabaya, another art work is a mini sculpt molded through Blender (3D animation engine) and run into a 3D printing. Mine is mindblowingly goes side by side with the other two ‘back to the future’ works, a-virtual reality-scape showing Tunjungan Plaza Surabaya  in 360 panoramic view,  along side these there exotic-skinned fashion figures posing fiercely through the lens of Google cardboard. One can experience being inside the environment and seeing the 3D model of Tunjungan Plasa city scape but in a fashionable way.

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Imitating the model pose while loading all the artwork for the exhibition at House of Sampoerna

Scan the QR code on the poster within my artwork and download the VR-scape on your phone. Place the phone in the Google cardboard, activate it and Voila!! step into the VR environment.

I’ll update you guys latter..see you on the  next report about the press con followed up with the opening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibition haul

Yeay Finally I can post my latest artwork from Munipicium Ars International Art Exhibition held on Petra Christian University and ModCon. The first one was basically for the lecturers and students around the world responding on how they saw people and the city where they live and what was going on in there through arts. People from Netherlands, England, Japan and China had been joining in this event, so it was super cool, as a matter of fact I can get credit points by participating to this international exhibition. The next one  I was participating to was Modcon (Modern Conference). It was a competition under the collaboration of Jakarta 32 c and The Australian embassy. The goal is to engaging the newcomer artists, professionals and students to create their masterpiece and a platform to showing it off. So here are my process that I had been done all through in order to create the work.

These are my work for Munipicium Ars at 15th-18th August 2016. I superimposed two objects, the city building and the profile picture of Esa. The old Surabaya remake pictures as shown bellow were my college work in the final year at 2008.

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..and here is my work for ModCon with the concept shown bellow..

‘The Digital Makeover displays ‘pretty’ bluntly what technology is capable of. The man bestie constructs almost everything in our life and it seems so helpful that we become addicted to it like the apps on our gadgets and cellphones. The beauty apps for instance, constructs the way of women see beauty especially in Indonesia. Young girls rapidly apply effects and filters within the beauty apps because having a fair skin, heart-shaped face, wide eyes are considered as beauty. Just tap, tap, tap on the screen, the face will instantly look beautiful without any cost. The girls love it, so every time they take selfies, they edit their photo. Its easy, and totally fun to do. More so it become a ‘ritual’ in today’s society.

The mundane activity celebrates beauty as just some cover, forgetting the essence, abandoning what’s really real. It doesn’t matter if it’s fake or not, true or false as long as it’s fun, it’s cool. Indonesian women are losing their real beauty: tanned skin, with narrow eyes and broader jaw-Malayness kinda look, substituted with the new construction of beauty that is more Korean and Caucasian.

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also featured in Instagram with the link bellow

https://www.instagram.com/p/BHyhnXbDPzC/?taken-by=lurycoco&hl=en

 

 

Fashion Drawing community service @ Vita School

I got the change to share one my skill and knowledge that I always find out to be exciting, fun, and cool since first time I knew about art – fashion drawing-to the 3rd year students of Vita School’s junior high. It is something that I’m definitely, obviously, 100% good at, since I never get along with Maths, Physics, or anything that related to the exact Science. Anyway for the two days short course of Fashion Drawing I’m not all alone, I’ve got Esa and Astha accompanying me to teach the class. Day #1 we’re sharing hot to draw a fashion figure based on the 9 heads Croquis. Never have difficulties when guiding 14 ultra energized 16th year old teenagers, I mean what could be worse? They’ re just loud and sometimes need some effort to get their attentions , that’s all. Nothing serious. We’ll just have to have a big heart and take it easy.

lurycoco.comlurycoco.comlurycoco.comThe second day we teach them how to draw fashion illustration with their personal touches, bring out strong character on their drawing. Laura Laine’s, Paper Fashion’s and some Deviant Art artists artworks used as the examples. The students start to make their own masterpieces with paper or fabric collage, put some glitters and even real flowers to complete it. Never really thought that they actually pull it off..good job girls, we’re feeling appreciated and we appreciate every effort you guys do.

lurycoco.comWe collect all the artworks and we’re so proud of them..can’t wait for the next class, hope we’re ‘trusted’ again to teach the senior high. Thanks Vita School for the opportunity.

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Kids Creative Studio community service

Another opportunities for me to balancing up between my career as a lecturer and as a researcher is to involve in the community service of ‘Sanggar Kreatif Anak’ with the help of the students.

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First day, the girls are making photo collages.

On the first day we teach these elementary school kids from Siwalankerto a photo collage. The next day they try to scrapbooking their own self-portrait using popsicle sticks, some colorful buttons, ribbon and origami paper..(sadly..I forgot to capture the results 🙁 but at least I get their best moments down bellow)

Making scrap book of their self portrait..the second day
Making scrap book of their self portrait..the second day

lurycoco.comIt was fun, challenging (since they brought up in a different neighborhood) and energy draining to finally implements my knowledge in this community service and to get to know them closely, but all in all I’m satisfied and happy..

lurycoco.comBye-bye my little friends, hope seeing you again next semester..