Gudskul Collective Study #4
Gudskul Collective Study #4 is the second time that Gudskul has run an online and for the first time running an international-based study program based on the time zone GMT +4 – GMT +10.
There are 8 collectives joined during this collective study program. These collectives from Kyrgyzstan, Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Malaysia. This Gudskul Collective
Studies starts in October 2021 and they will present the process of this collective study in Gudskul area, Museum Fridericianum at documenta fifteen, June 2022.
PANGROK SULAP (MALAYSIA)
Pangrok Sulap is a Malaysian collective of artists, musicians and social activists with a mission to empower rural communities and the marginalized through art. Founded in 2010, ‘Pangrok’ is the local pronunciation of ‘punk rock’, and ‘Sulap’ is a hut or a resting place usually used by farmers in Sabah, Borneo.
Since 2013 woodcut prints have become the Collective’s main tool in spreading social messages, through large scale exhibition works as well as handmade merchandise including cloth badges, tote bags, t-shirts and commissioned banners for events. The Collective are strong advocates for the DIY concept hence the slogan ‘Jangan Beli, Bikin Sendiri’ (Don’t Buy, Do-it-yourself).
LOAD NA DITO (PHILIPPINES)
Load Na Dito is an artistic and research project based in Manila, Philippines since 2016. Developed as a home made culture, it uses any possible space as a site for knowledge sharing, inquiry and discussion. “Load na Dito” is a local top up system for cellphone credit, where you can load anywhere as long as you can see a sign “load na dito.” Developing it as a model, the initiative makes projects in different locations—building new energies to have “load.”
Load na Dito’s projects address the questions of collaboration, context and structure in relation to contemporary art and culture.
Established on 16 April 2015, Omnispace is a space, organization, and collective that embodies art and alternative activities to support the young culture scene in Bandung. “Omni” is an abbreviation of OMUNIUUM, a record, band/ musician merchandise, and book store where Omnispace is located.
Currently, OMUNIUUM is known as a space that actively supports the music scene in Bandung. “Omni” also refers to a Latin prefix meaning “all” or “every”. Omnispace seeks to be an alternative space that is open to all creative actors without medium, ideas, and practice limitations
BA BAU AIR (VIETNAM)
Ba-Bau AIR was founded in Hanoi in 2019 at a nearly 80-year-old French apartment building. At the time of founding, ba-bau focused on experimenting with art residency. Since then, Ba-Bau has expanded and restructured into an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary collective by developing and fostering collaborations, experimentations and discourses among a diverse roster of creatives, art spaces, and other organizations.
Ba-Bau structure, function and atmosphere flexibly resemble the space we occupy. A normal house adapted to ba-bau’s usage, the place consists of two private rooms, a kitchen, a studio, all convertible as needed to function as residence artist’s rooms, conference room, library, and party space, etc. Accordingly, ba-bau encourages a sense of family, open friendship, and possibility among all our guests.
SALIKHAIN KOLEKTIB (PHILIPPINES)
Salikhain Kolektib (formerly Prodjx Artist Community) is an interdisciplinary collective and space based in Project 4, Quezon City, Philippines with a network in the Asia Pacific region. The collective integrates art, research, education, and community engagement & development into various collaborative art works and initiatives. The thread that ties the collective together is their interest in participatory art & research practices, and the environment.
“Salikhain” came from the Filipino words saliksik (research), likha (create), and malikhain (creative). It stems from the collective’s belief that art is a form of research and in turn, research is a creative process.
SCUTOID COOP (TAIWAN)
Scutoid Coop is a cultural workers cooperative based in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Our members include artists, designers, curators, independent researchers, cultural administrators, and exhibition installers. Most of us are under 30, born in Kaohsiung, once moved to live in the capital city, Taipei, and then decided to get back to build our own city.
We love coffee and parties. Food and wine are the way we invite people to join our event and discussion. Coffee shops are our playground to meet and gather people. And people who come from another city or country are always welcome to be friends. The way of exchange to create our network is not necessarily with money, but your own thought and story.
YAYASAN TONJO FOUNDATION (INDONESIA)
Yayasan Tonjo Foundation was initiated by four artists of different disciplines. As one of the recipients of Biennale Jogja 2020 New-normal Artwork Grant, Tonjo wants to redistribute the grant by creating contests and quiz competitions. The two events are published on social media platform Instagram, wrapped in the spirit of “happy together” and “moving towards unlimited creativity together”. From the total amount of the grant, Tonjo keeps 10% to be managed independently for the continuation of Tonjo’s creative process in the future.
Bishkek School of Contemporary Art (BiSCA) (Kyrgyzstan)
BiSCA is a dynamic online and offline platform that offers to accumulate and promote art practices, reflections and experiences in their various manifestations, both at the level of mediums and at the level of artistic decisions/gestures/acts.
We are an informal, self-organizing association that is interested in exchanging thoughts, emotions and energy in connection with art as a practice. Having people with different knowledge and skills (artists, designers, architects, managers, economists, musicians, …), who contribute their time and resources, allows us to create interdisciplinary projects and connect with different communities in Kyrgyzstan and abroad.