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RRREC Fest: Footprint of a generation

  • Felix Dass

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Sun, January 16 2011   /  12:50 pm

Ruangrupa, one of Jakarta’s art institutions, celebrated its 10th anniversary with a music festival, and several of the scheduled programs at the RRREC Fest were particularly poignant. The group aimed to revisit events from the past 10 years that served as a timeline for their organization.More than a decade ago, in Bandung, West Java, four bands with different backgrounds joined together on a live recording project. They tried to document the presence of independent art movements in the city.Called “4 Dischord Original Live Recording Harvest”, the project involved some first-rate underground bands from the city, Blind to See, Forgotten, Jeruji and the legendary Puppen.They are all still around, except Puppen, which called it quits 10 years ago. Their work has turned into a historical document, written in golden ink, for the local Bandung scene.They brought a mobile recording unit ...