Alter Numbers, 2017
Leonardiansyah Allenda is interested in the fabric of reality between spiritual commodification and the changing landscape. He links his observation of Kathmandu to research he did on the animistic tradition in the Eastern part of Java, Indonesia. The relation between body and nature is subject of this research. The scales the artist is using inform us in numbers about the representation of mass, a man-made code within physical communication between body and the material surrounding. The balance of the object and its reflected image are on the contrary vulnerable. By hanging the mirrors on the scales a poetical image is generated which deconstructs the image of the landscape, the body and the activities in the surrounding space. With this work the artist reflects the notion of balance, and at the same time, the notion of opposite balance within the assemblage of mirrors and scales.
Born in 1984 in Banyuwangi, His solo exhibition was presented at Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2014); Inkubator Asia, Jakarta, Indonesia (2012). He has participated in some group exhibitions including Jogja Calling, A4 Sydney (2015); Jakarta Biennale 2015; Fukutake House Project, Japan; Biennale Jogja XII, the Equator (2013); He participated some residency program including HotWave #3, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia; Britto International Residency, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Currently he is a resident at Rijksakademie, Amsterdam.
Leonardiansyah Allenda’s multimedia works including installation, objects, video, and performance. Leo’s research spectrum focuses on the identification of material’s value in relation to the space. He is interested to fabricate layers of perception derived from the transforming idea of matter-material to materialism. His recent project examined the physicality and the history of porcelain, and its connotation with cultured body.