Writing on Water is a programme of artists’ films exploring the technological as ecological. The films examine the planetary costs of technology beholden industry and proposes revolutionary categories towards a more elemental technology that consider the life and logics of minerals, plants, animals, and future ancestors.
Jo-Lene Ong is an independent curator based in the Netherlands and Malaysia. She is a program advisor for the 12th Seoul Mediacity Biennale and teaches at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam. Her practice engages with counter colonial ways of knowing, sensing, and organising. Jo-Lene’s long term research on ecologies of resilience across and beyond Asia and its diaspora has been advanced through a residency at Delfina Foundation, London and the Ishibashi Foundation/Japan Foundation Fellowship for Research on Japanese Art. Recent projects include Other Futures, Amsterdam; Elsewheres Within Here, Framer Framed; SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now, Mori Art Museum and National Art Center, Tokyo; and Practice Space, a volume on approaches to “the local” by art initiatives operating outside of conventional frameworks published by De Appel, Amsterdam and NAME Publications, Miami. Previously she managed mapKL, a platform in Kuala Lumpur offering space for contemporary ideas.
Bo Wang, born 1982 in Chongqing, China, is an artist, filmmaker and researcher currently based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. See: http://www.bo-wang.net/home.html