It started in Bandung on 18 October with XFRMR (read: Transformer), a brilliant performance by Glaswegian artist, Robbie Thomson which uses a tesla coil to produce sonic music. Thomson then headed to the cities of Surabaya and Yogyakarta, where he collaborated with local artists in his performances.
The installation was followed by an Indonesian style outdoor cinema, Gerobak Bioskop, showing British Film Institue (BFI) shorts. Among the 300 people who attended the event were the elected Mayor of Bandung, Ridwan Kamil, UK Ambassador to Indonesia, HMA Moazzam Malik, Paul Smith and the British Council Director for Indonesia.
In Jakarta, we started our fashion programme shows, talks and discussions featuring UK young designers who have been collaborating with Indonesian fashion designers.
The second week of the UK/ID festival started with the sold-out international premiere of Rosalind, a moving dance rework of Shakespeare’s As You Like It by James Cousins Company and a group of South Korean dancers.