存在の耐えられない透明さ (The Unbearable Transparency of Being) 存在の耐えられない透明さ unearths adolescence and sexual awakening. Based on Seito Sakakibara, who in 1997 was convicted of murdering his primary schoolmates in Kobe, Japan, the performance visualizes his obsession with death and masturbation as shared in his recently published memoir and collection of self portraits available on his website. The performance will be presented in an installation of sand accompanied by an eerie looping of 砂の惑星, a 1990s song by Matsutoya Yumi which arguably became the pivotal role of Sakakibara’s sin.
KELVIN ATMADIBRATA (b.1988, Jakarta, Indonesia) recruits superpowers awakened by puberty and adolescent fantasy to assemble formidable armies of outlaws. Equipped by shōnen characters and macho ero-kawaii, his antiheroes contest the masculine and erotica in Southeast Asia. He works primarily with performances, often accompanied by and translated into drawings, mixed media collages and objects compiled as installations. Approached as multi disciplinary projects, Kelvin recreates narratives and characters based on RPGs (Role-playing video games) theories. Currently, he lives and works in Jakarta Indonesia.