Yogyakarta: Jalan

The Indonesian episode Jalan (2012-2015) was the first to be realised in the series of four. Jalan is about ingenuity, everyday design and resourcefulness within the informal economy in the streets of the Indonesian city Yogyakarta. The word jalan has many meanings: street, work, walk, method, means, behaviour, and they all have a relation with the vendors. Improvisation, a talent for presenting the merchandise, and physical and mental flexibility characterise the traders, and are necessities to make a living. Vendors arrange their street stalls and products in an inventive or remarkable way. These arrangements are often functional solutions to practical difficulties, such as lack of space, or attracting attention in a visually polluted world. People show inventiveness by using materials from their surroundings to generate an income.

The realisation of Jalan has been made possible by grants of the Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and Tijlfonds / Cultuurfonds. The research was supported by Dutch Film Fund.

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Exhibitions and screenings as a single screen film

Metro Movies Festival, Amsterdam – screening and preview
Centrum Beeldende Kunst Zuidoost, Amsterdam – exhibition Meanwhile and premiere

Indonesian Visual Art Archive, Yogyakarta – screening and Indonesian premiere

Erasmus Huis, Jakarta – solo exhibition Jejak, hidden creativity in public space
Polis University, Tirana – screening
Cityscapes Gallery Amsterdam – group exhibition Circular City
Provinciehuis Limburg, Maastricht – group exhibition Naar mate de mens

Duta Wacana University, Yogyakarta – screening

Sesama Art Space, Yogyakarta – screening
Pop-in expo, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam – solo exhibition
IndoFilmCafé in LUX-Nijmegen – screening
The soundtrack of Jalan was part of the work SUPER SALE, Parklicht, Oosterpark Amsterdam

Framer Framed, Amsterdam – screening

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