ABOUT MAP PROJECT 2021
The word ‘map’ has two meanings:
One’s footprints of life
And one’s identity.
The MAP Project connects
‘Languages’ and ‘Places where one belongs to’
Gong-won has been searching for the meaning of ‘personal history’ and found an answer.
She made an artistic organization called MAP, which is now joined by many artists from various backgrounds and professions.
This artistic group tries to dive into human life and surroundings and tries to find a deeper meaning in them.
What is the best way for us
to be connected?
The MAP Project works with Sukabumi Creation Hub, whose artists are participants of this project.
Map Project Zoom meetings
Artists shared their works and provided feedback to each other through video calls.
Although they could not see each other in person, artists had a thorough discussion on the concept of 'connectivity and ways to develop the MAP Project.
Throughout the meetings, the biggest subject had been ‘sustainability’. We tried to maintain our artistic skills and abilities despite the pandemic. Also, we wanted ourselves to feel that “we are alive and moving” by keeping ourselves connected to one another.
Exchange & Cooperation Director
Den Aslam or Dhena Maysar Aslam, S.Pd., M.Hum. is a multidisciplinary artist, curator, arts manager, and creative director in several creative spaces in Indonesia. Completed his master's studies at the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies, Padjadjaran University, Indonesia. In his art, Den Aslam explores existentialism, occultism, and traditional culture in contemporary discourse.
Some of his works have been collected in the books "Sela-sela Kantong Mata" (Collected Poems, 2011), "Di Ujung Benang" (Collected Poems, 2013), Azabkadzabra (Playscript, 2015), Melantropis (Collected Poems, 2021), and several mass media. His work about creative hubs was published in "Sukabumi Creative Asset" (2021). Several of his drama scripts have been researched and performed in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei Darussalam. He has been invited to perform, collaborate, attend festivals, or residencies in France, Slovenia, India, Vietnam, Australia, Bulgaria, China, and several cities in Indonesia. Now as multidisciplinary artist, he is also a businessman in the creative industry.