Students and other representatives from the Jakarta Institute of the Arts (IKJ) in Indonesia arrived on Sunday for an intensive workshop residency at CalArts. This week, IKJ students are collaborating with CalArts music, art, dance and film/video students to develop and produce new works together—over the course of five days.
Unfortunately, because of obstacles and delays in accessing visas to come to the U.S., the residency has been shortened from 10 days to five, requiring an even more compressed schedule of events.
There are two events this week that are open to the public during the IKJ residency:
- Tonight, film director and Jakarta Institute of the Arts faculty member Slamet Rahardjo presents a slate of films from IKJ students and faculty at 7 pm in CalArts Bijou Theater. Rahardjo himself is an award-winning director and actor and has earned honors as Best Director at the Indonesian Film Festival for Paper Flower (1974), The Destiny (1984) and the Bali Film Festival for Marsinah (2001). He has also been recognized for his work as Best Actor at the Indonesian Film Festival for The Wedding (1974), Behind the Mosquito's Net (1984) and Best Supporting Actor at the Indonesian Movie Awards (2006) for The Dimension.
- On Friday (Nov. 19) at 8:30 pm, a culminating event and reception will be held in the Main Gallery, showcasing dance, film, music and art projects created during the intensive.