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Riar Rizaldi
Black and White photo of artist and filmmaker, Riar Rizaldi. He wears glasses and a baseball cap and is looking down.
Date and place of birth
b. 1990, Bandung, Indonesia
Current location
Hong Kong
Year(s) of residency and/or fellowship
2022, VH Award Resident

Riar Rizaldi works as an artist and filmmaker whose Fossilis (2023) tells a tale of the verdant inferno of technological legacy, resonating the complexity of electronic waste in the 21st century of Asia where most of the discarded electronics are dumped and buried. With sets built from waste materials, cannibalized parts, 3D assets, environments from abandoned projects and artificial intelligence (AI) images generated from a personal dataset, “Fossilis” offers more than just concepts, narratives and representation of e-waste as an issue. It also engages in the process, development and modes of film production that involves actual — both digital and physical — waste and e-waste objects as means of artistic practice.

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