PHD Student

RIZALDI, Syahriar Tri

Research Area(s)
  • Surplus Reality: The Blackbox of Image Technology Through Geopolitic Perspective


Riar Rizaldi is an artist from Indonesia currently based in Hong Kong. His works mainly focus on the relationship between human and technology, media and consumer electronics, image circulation and network intervention. Through his works, he questions the notion of (a)temporality, image politics, theory-fiction, virtuality, media archeology and unanticipated consequences of technologies in human life. He is also actively composing and performing sounds using the methods of field recording and foley through programming language. In addition, Riar curated ARKIPEL Jakarta International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival — Penal Colony (2017) and Internet of (No)Things (2018) at Jogja National Museum. He is also a co-founder of an art collective SALON, in which a platform focusing on exploration and experimentation in the field of media, performance, experimental music and improvisation in Bandung, Indonesia.