A Radical Collective Takes Over One of the World’s Biggest Art Shows

🔗 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/09/magazine/ruangrupa-documenta.html

Amazing piece by Samanth Subramanian in New York Times about ruangrupa and their collective approach and direction for the upcoming documenta fifteen.

Journalism requires dedication, and I can only wonder how long does it take to write this article since I can trace back his interview to September 2021 in here!

If someone ever asked me again about ruangrupa and/or their involvement in documenta fifteen, I’ll just send them over this long-but-satisfying feature article.

As someone who was once part of the collective and in charge for OK. Video, I can say nothing but proud to see them evolve and ‘takes over one of the world’s biggest art shows’! I actually also took part in one of documenta fifteen’s publications called ‘majalah lumbung’. Read the full story here.

If you’re in Gemany or have a plan to fly there, make sure to pay a visit to Kassel to experience documenta fifteen (Sat, Jun 18, 2022 – Sun, Sep 25, 2022).

YouTube vs Instagram vs TikTok – A Compact Guide (2022)

The short-form video is trending and there’s one ‘culprit’ behind it: TikTok. Without a doubt, the new kid on the net, the newcomer who hasn’t been existed until 6 years ago, has proven its domination. TikTok is not only making everyone (especially Google‘s YouTube and Meta‘s Instagram) watching them cautiously, but also pushes both its predecessors to adapt quickly to the trend. 

It’s only March and the three rivals have already made big move: YouTube shuts down their YouTube Originals, TikTok increases duration to 10 minutes, and Instagram shuts down IGTV. 

In this guide, I provided a head-to-head comparison on four key aspects from each platforms: content, interactivity, community guideline & policy, and monetization, branding, & ads. Those are the main aspects which I think are important for all parties involved: users, creators, and brand.

Despite having its own strength and uniqueness that differ them with each other, the three seem to be believing the same thing:

The future of content is shoppable.

In the end, there are still two questions remain for me: 1) Do we need everything to be done in one app? and 2) Who’s going to win the market in the long run?

Whatever the answers will be, I hope you find this compact guide useful and could help you decide which platform works best for you or the brand you represent.

Download the PDF file for YouTube vs Instagram vs TikTok – A Compact Guide (2022) on Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/document/563111184/YouTube-vs-Instagram-vs-TikTok-A-Compact-Guide-2022.

Freedom Lecture #7 by Ade Darmawan

Freedom Lecture #7 by Ade Darmawan, artist and activist from Indonesia – Vrijheidslezing from De Balie on Vimeo.

with opening panel by Jacqueline Hicks (Researcher at KITLV).

Keywords: Indonesia, politics, human rights, contemporary art, street art, communities, youth, urban space, virtual space, authoritarian, state-civil society relations.

Kuroshio Sea: Not your ordinary aquarium

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Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful video. It’s simply breathtaking. I know some people might think it looks like their screensaver. But the fact that it’s a real aquarium, the world’s second largest, is just amazing.

In case you’re wondering, it’s the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium. According to Wikipedia, it’s located within the Ocean Expo Commemorative National Government Park in Okinawa, Japan. As I mentioned before, it is the world’s second largest aquarium, right after Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. The one you see in this video, is the main tank, Kuroshio Sea. It holds 7500 cubic metres of water and built from a 8,2 by 22,5 metres of an acrylic glasspanel with a thickness of 60 centimetres! To hold such big amount of water like that, no wonder this baby needs glasspanel as thick as that.

I don’t find any of Georgia Aquarium video in YouTube that as beautiful as this. I believe it’s because the filmmaker, Jon Rawlinson, shot it with a steady camera and put such a beautiful music on it. And he’s succeeded. The music makes it perfect, it’s Please Don’t Go by Barcelona.

Congratulation, Jon, for this superb video! And thank you to remind us about the beauty of mother nature.


P.S. Watch it full screen on a cinema display monitor to get an awesome experience of watching. And here’s a short interview with Jon about the video.


Please Don’t Go – Barcelona

All those arrows you threw, you threw them away
You kept falling in love, then one day
When you fell, you fell towards me
When you crashed in the clouds, you found me

Oh, please don’t go
I want you so
I can’t let go
For I lose control

Get these left handed lovers out of your way
They look hopeful but you, you should not stay
If you want me to break down and give you the keys
I can do that but I can’t let you leave
Oh, please don’t go
I want you so
I can’t let go
For I lose control