neurotoxins injected by insect-parasits for manipulation and survival
brains as joysticks/x-boxes of gambling protozoas and parasites - and where is humankind?
main demo 2013
demo short demo long
a contemporary multi-media-show with dance,
video & music
with artists from Europe, Malayisa & Indonesia
Thong Weng How dance, chinese-drums, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
|production:||Poffet & Poffet music-production, Europe|
Is neurology, manipulation, altruism, behaviour of protection, farsighted and complex planning a sign of intelligence and humanity?
# do you (already) love insects, or do you (still) don’t like them? #
The project is about insects, who operate with neurotoxins-injections to paralyse and/or influence their victims to a strange behavior. Several stories are to be told. The drawings from Europe represent the perpetrator insect, and the male dancer from Asia represents the victime.
There will be an electronical sound-track combined with live-music. The musicians react perfect to the dance, which shows the unbelievable drama of a microcosmic universe.
The video, which shows the perpretator insect as well as the neurotoxic operations, will be beamed on screens and will describe the neurotoxic influence and psychotic action.
altosax, metalclarinet, electonics, Basel/Switzerland & Liebsdorf/France
Ingeborg Poffet accordeon, voice, electronics Basel/Switzerland & Liebsdorf/France
Iwan Gunawan perc, elec Bandung/Indonesia
& members of the Ensemble Kyai Fatahilla gamelan Bandung/Indonesia
Thong Weng Hau dance, member of Hands Percussion Team Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia
Krisgata Achmed video, Jakarta/Indonesia
Heinz Schäublin original art-paintings, Basel/Switzerland
Poffet & Poffet music-production
do you (already) love insects,
or do you (still) don’t like them?
is a real contemporary cross-disciplinary project.
The cultural diversity of Asia and Europe, the combined mentalities, different technics and perspectives come together within this very special project. Each discipline will be improved of an Asian and a european artist, combined together to a new language. We got 4 nations within inSection (France, Switzerland, Indonesia and Malaysia) and 4 Arts: visual, video, music, dance – all to be performed live in public, it’s sustainable (longlasting collaboration of the artists since years, planed to go on), we create the dialogue and exchange within each discipline of the 4 Arts as well as through the project, as well as through the nations as well as through Asia and Europe.
The dancers, musicians
and the visual/video performers of inSection
all verify each their typical cultural differences
as well as coming together, finding a way of common communication within their
discipline in this multi-lateral project.
The work-out will be done in Europe as well as in Asia, having performances with the show at several destinies in Indonesia, Malaysia, France, Switzerland and Germany.
The initiators of inSection JOPO & Ingeborg Poffet from France/Switzerland are interested of longlasting collaborations with each of the artist, as they do with each of them since years, combining all together in this project for the first time. The dialogues across the cultures is their aim. For their are living and working in Asia for several months nearly each year since 1990, working with artists from India to Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and more, they seek a deepening mutual understandning between Asia and Europe.
They live amongst us,
they are everywhere. But you have to look for them, if you want to see them. So
who are they, and who are we?
inSection gets us close to the fascination of nature, bringing up questions about our dominance, know-how and abilities. Through the view of inSection we can destillate the question: what makes us human?
Insekten, Parasiten: sie sind
allgegenwärtig, aber nur sichtbar, wenn man auch hinschaut
Biography Iwan Gunawan
Conductor of Ensemble Kyai Fatahillah
The name of this ensemble is derived from the set of instruments owned by UPI (Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia), the former Academy for teachers, now having a university status: “Kyai Kanjeng Fatahillah". This is a specific gamelan. Apart from the usual it consists of instruments with a specific form and color.
Lots of compositions have been made for them, as well traditional as contemporary.
Founder of the ensemble is Iwan Gunawan, a composer and conductor. Meanwhile they have played concerts in Asia and Europe.
It is interesting to know that “Ensemble Kyai Fatahillah” is capable to play compositions been transferred by oral history as well as on paper in cipher (traditional notation) or as in Western notation.
By this means the orchestra has been capable of playing contemporary pieces from international composers.
In 2006 Ensemble Kyai Fatahillah was taking part in the project “Tribute to Ton de Leeuw” in Jakarta, Yogyakarta en Surakarta. It was an enormous challenge, but also a chance to experience the process of “acculturation”. Since 2010 they work together with the composers and musicians JOPO & Ingeborg Poffet from Europe, especially combining the two tunings gender and slendro.
Chung Hua High School Seremban 96'
Member of HANDS Percussion Team Sdn Bhd
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Working together with Duo fatale since
- 2010 collaboration for cracking bamboo festival in Vietnam and Indonesia
- 2011 SOULS in LOVE, a mini-opera by Ingeborg Poffet in Kuala Lumpur
- 2012 research & first rehearsals for inSection
- 2012 SOULS in LOVE, shown again in august 2012 in Kuala Lumpur
• Lijiang Studio, Kunming, Yunnan---China
Solo Exhibition :
• Sideless, District Sides, Semarang, Indonesia
• Space Athorn City, Shelter Bar & Gallery, Kunming, China
Group Exhibition :
• Art & Motoring: TRANSIT (Special Projects), Galeri Nasional Indonesia,
• Rated A (ruangrupa), Bengkel, Jakarta, Indonesia
• Jakarta Wasted Artists, Bazaar Art – Mall Art, Pacific Place, Jakarta, Indonesia
• Jakarta Wasted Artists, AOD artspace, Jakarta, Indonesia
• Room Manipulation, Black Out X Crimescene, Jakarta, Indonesia
• CeC / CaC 2009: Sattal Estate, Bhimtal, India
• Delhi Electronic Supply Unit: New Delhi, India
• Deer Andry: Bandung, Jakarta, Yogyakarta
He studied Arts and Painting, has been granted several scholarships, since 1982 he has regularly been invited to install exhibitions in Basel, Laufen, Liestal, Reinach, Riehen, Stuttgart.
Since 1988 he has worked together with JOPO & Ingeborg Poffet as the „trio fatale vision“,putting many multi-media-projects to performance: installations and live performances, showing them at international exhibitions in Switzerland, Germany, Russia, Estonia and Singapore. Some of these projects have been awarded.
He also works together with other artists
like Heidi Köpfer - dance, Urs Rickenbacher – sounds, Jean-PierreAddor
In 2007 he published his Art-book “megacities” at the Verlag Hirschkuh.
music-video-Art-project: opsonization (2010)
music-video-Art-project: cryptochronics (2009)
music-video-Art-project: Ghosttown (2007)