i can't hear you
For the fourth event in the series "i can't hear you" we present a performance by Ariel Orah and Bilawa Respati from Soydivision Kollektiv. The newly developed piece looks at their experiences of working in a collective within the the culinary and cultural spheres by drawing on references from Indonesian history and tradition amongst others.
In “DIANTARA”, Soydivision brought the story of Tama, who tries to find redemption to his crumbling relationship with the people surrounding him through making a Tumpeng. This cone-shaped rice culinary installation is often used in a blessing ritual/ceremony in Indonesia. With a format of a live radio drama musical, live music scoring will accompany the dialogues of the characters. During the performance, a Tumpeng will be prepared for the participants to taste at the end of the performance.
Due to limited capacities in space and food we asked for you to book your visit in advance. The event is now fully booked. Thank you!
We are aware the pandemic is still a risk, so we will take measures to be as safe as possible. Please come with a negative Corona test result (or vaccination or COVID recovery). The nearest test center from our venue is located at Brüsseler Str. 8, 13353 Berlin. When indoors, everyone needs to wear a mask. When moving around outside, you also need a mask, unless you are within appropriate distance from others.
Ariel William Orah is a Berlin-based Indonesian performing artist who explores themes of
identity, empathy, and social climate justice. He holds a Master of Arts degree from
Steinbeis-Hochschule Berlin with a focus on sustainability management and a degree in Design
Thinking (Advanced Track) from the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam. He also received a
scholarship for his participation in MusicMakers Hacklab 2020, a renowned sound art
performance program hosted by CTM Festival Berlin.
He works in a variety of media, ranging from acoustic and other multi-sensory performances, to physical and interactive installations, to moving and/or still images. Selected works include a performative commissioned installation for the Tanz im August Berlin festival (2016), the theater music composition for the play "GÖTZENDÄMMERUNG. POST-FUCK-TISCHE ERGÜSSE ZUM ZEITGESCHEHEN" for the Zimmertheater Tübingen (2019), a performance at "Mosaique - Internationales Musikfestival Lüneburg 2019", the performative participation at "Sonic Seasoning" - a culinary and sound-artistic event of TOP e.V. (part of the "Vorspiel" of Transmediale and CTM 2020), as well as the solo albums "Scarcity" (2017) and "WIM" (2018) under the artist name ravenative.
Bilawa Ade Respati plays classical guitar and Javanese gamelan. He plays both classical and
contemporary works for the gamelan with various Javanese gamelan ensembles, including Arum
Sih (Übersee-Museum, Bremen) and Sekar Kenanga (Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg). Starting in
2018, he collaborates with Ariel William Orah on a guitar and synthesizer duet under the name
A selection of his recent projects includes music and performances for the music theater “nur hin” with the Soydivision Ensemble (ACUD Theater & Studio dB, Berlin, 2020), the performance of “Hanya Satu Kata”---10 short pieces for guitar and recitation based on Widji Thukul's poetry with the late Dr. Peter Sternagel (House of Indonesian Cultures, Berlin, 2019), the shadow puppet show "Kidung Panji Biyung Bibi" with the group Seni Wayang Jantur from Solo (Pumpwerk, Berlin, 2018), and the performance of modern music for Javanese gamelan "Main Bersama-sama" with Arum Sih as part of the International Gamelan Festival (Gasteig, Munich, 2018).
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