Riar Rizaldi

Riar Rizaldi works as an artist and researcher. Born in Indonesia, he is currently based in Hong Kong. His main focus is on the relationship between human-nonhuman and technology, consumer electronics, extractivism, and theory-fiction. Through his works, he questions the notion of (a)temporality, image politics, materiality, media archaeology and unanticipated consequences of technologies. He is also actively composing and performing sonic-fiction using the methods of field recording and foley through programming language. Riar has also curated ARKIPEL Jakarta International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival — Penal Colony (2017) and Internet of (No)Things (2018) at Jogja National Museum. He is also a co-founder of an art collective SALON, in which a platform focusing on exploration and experimentation in the field of media, performance, experimental music and improvisation in Bandung, Indonesia.