Short stories

Short stories written by the participants The Earth Trembles – [Ed.2]. 

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„Whenever I saw a cockroach,  I tend to get afraid, for I fear that it will fly or get in contact with my body, especially if it goes into my mouth and I unaccidentally bite it.  I bet for sure,  it would taste awful and several days later,  it could cause diseases to grow in my body.
Probably the next thing that’s gonna happen is when I tried to kill it with my own skin,  let’s say my hand.  The  smell of the creature’s body and the subtance that comes out from it would make me feel sick and it will cause diseases as well. The thing I fear the most would come happen if unaccidentally put the cockroach’s substance in my mouth. Also what’s gonna happen when I try to fight the cockroach with an object like shoes,  shirt,  etc.
When it’s body is destroyed and the substance sticks on my stuffs,  I’m worried that one day when i’m in close contact with that substance,  I would unaccidentally shove it in my mouth or swallow it.
Drupadi Nurnovitri
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The foolish Ormas
Ormas‘ behavior that recklessly justify a group that contradicts with their importance in behalf of religion is making people feel uneasy. Considering that differences such as religion, race and life perspective becomes the biggest human mistake is the easiest thing that they always do. How could they bring in the behalf of unity in differences if they only preach unity? they change and destroy a the face of a group because they transform one Ormas into a symbol of movement for the blind that likes to gape their eyes whenever they flip money with a value of 100 thousand and rice box as a remuneration for walking under the heat of the sun while carrying a flag and shouts „Dialah Sang Penista!“ („He is the sinner!“)
Muhammad Farhan Suryo Hari Putro
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My name is Tiara, you can call me Ara. I’m 20 years old, I’m a science tutor for middle and high school level. I live in Jakarta, Indonesia, and now taking college majoring in Physcs for the next 4 years.

I don’t have someone special in particular as in best friends in my life. Everytime, I feel I fit in to people, I’m start to get away from them and step by step disappear from their life. Then when I feel sad, lonely, depressed, I have nobody to talk to − or in this case, I decide to not talk about it to anyone including my family.

Many people says that I am a cheerful and open-minded person. In fact, I use my cheerfulness appearance to hide my problems and prevent people to ask me more about myself.

Tiara Aulianingtyas

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Global warming in our own perspective.
For me,  global warming is always happening indirectly in our lives. Because what we use in our daily lives,  that is one of the reason that causes global warming to happen. For instance: we use vehicles to travel from one place to another for oyr activities,  indirectly,  we are considered as one of the factors or reason why global warming exist.
For me global warming is really complex, because almost all of the factories are the cause of global warming and also, going back to the idea of business where people are finding a way to earn money. A factory consist of different kinds of human necessity, starting from clothing,  soap,  shampoo,  toothpaste, foods and the list goes on for the list of stuff we should buy for us to go through our daily lives. Moreover,  every type of item has different kinds of brands.  For instance: for shampoo there is lifeboy,  dove,  loreal,  clear,  tresme and etc. For sure,  they have their own personal factory.  Everyone needs money to survive and to travel for work.  Even all the things we do is considered global warming in an indirect manner. It is inevitable but it’s possible for us to minimalize the damage we are gonna cause. By cutting down our daily use or expenses or as simple as riding a public transport rather than using your personal vehicle.
Ghassani Sabrina 
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„They are certain, he would be striked by a fatal catastrophe.“ (Al Qiyamah:25)
Catastrophe does not exist just like that, even with no reasons and consequences.  Said the universe, it’s not only the work of God that comes with it but also not to estrange the human prayers that are blessed or listened by the angels.
Everyday, several inch of the earth is getting older and fragile.  We forgot,  there is no other place to step on other than Earth itself.  Greed and arrogance shackle our conscience, to fulfil our lust for money and power. Human’s activites consist of the biggest role towards the increasing of gas in the greenhouse.  Some of the gas should be reflected again, to be trapped in the world’s atmosphere until the average anual temperature keeps increasing every year.
Polution. The luxurious factories and buildings that stands tall, left no spaxe for the trees to grow and emvrace the laughter of children. Engined vehicles and factories are the biggest contributor when it comes to air pollution.  Pollution slowly damage the oxygen’s network until it tears off the ozon layer as a way to protect the earth from the radiation of the sun.
Then, chunks of ice would bot be able to contain the heat, glaciers are going to melt and would add up the sea level. Then everything vanish,  all lands woyld be covered by sea water.  Experience an extreme weatger often.
There are not much fauna and hayati that are able to survive until the crisis will engulf. In the end,  human pollution would be gone, nothing left. Money and power is no longer relevant when the earth is mad and no longer friendly.
Humans holds on to the disaster that is about to come on their way and with apathy they neglect the very essence of life and their inheritance in the future.  There will be a time when prayers could no longer be fulfilled and regret is pointless.  What’s the use in fantasicing it when there is no chance left.
“Damage was seen on land and in water that was caused by the wrong doings of human, in order for God to show them a part from their (cosequences) mistakes, for them to return to the right path.” (Ar-Rum:41)
Riyaka Indiarni
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About me
Truly, i find to compose a writting about myself is a lot way harder if you compare to composing an essay about the patterns that I managed to find in the result of different sorts of studies or research in human interactions towards one another, their life’s enviroment and within themselves. Also in this essay, I have to disect my identity with humanities issues that succed in attracting my interest and concentrations these several years. Therefor, this essay is gonna be short. Getting to know myself through the external tendencies of existential and the journey of the dialectial universe evolution is still an issue that I find unimagineable. I am an individual that aspire to be able to look at life in my natural state as the last creature that is born from the Earth’s womb without the frill of existance that is reductive. Being an earth’s child in Jakarta,  Indonesia is such a challenging thing, remembering that this nation is a nation that is currently having a very high crisis in reality culture because the all the spiritual godliness trademark from the east has lost it’s essence because we have change the way we see things,  we see things through a very pragmatic lense, means that we oriented to much towards profit or benefit that are materialistic.
Rangga Dananditya
Reklamy

The Earth Trembles – [Ed. 2] _ Second Act

6/8/17

Second (final) event with 15. participants in Gudang Sarinah Ekosistem, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Participants: Alif Pradhana, Ara, Riyaka Indriani, Daniel Baret Simajuntak, Ghassani Sabrina, Drupadi Nurnovitri, Sigit Ezra, Fitri Rizky Amellia, Sandra, Rangga, Nashir, Muhammad Farhan Suryo Hari Putro, Muhammad Satria Arjuna, Rifqi Akbar, Christophourus Juan, Nashirudin Affandy, Tiara Aulianingtyas, Bernardeth Alexandra, Rangga Dananditya.

Sound design: Michal Cáb

Assistent: Maura Christina Mak





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Drawings by Ghassani:

 

The Earth Trembles – [Ed. 2] _ First Act

23/7/17

First event with 15. participants in Gudang Sarinah Ekosistem, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Participants: Alif Pradhana, Ara, Riyaka Indriani, Daniel Baret Simajuntak, Ghassani Sabrina, Drupadi Nurnovitri, Sigit Ezra, Fitri Rizky Amellia, Sandra, Rangga, Nashir, Muhammad Farhan Suryo Hari Putro, Muhammad Satria Arjuna, Rifqi Akbar, Christophourus Juan, Nashirudin Affandy, Tiara Aulianingtyas, Bernardeth Alexandra, Rangga Dananditya.

Sound design: Michal Cáb

Assistent: Maura Christina Mak


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Diary from Jakarta

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We can thus understand this vol­ ume on ‚Culinary Materialism‘ not only in terms of a radicalisation of ‚Geo/Philosophy‘

Jakarta: A Colonial Water – Management Fantasy Park by Etienne Turpin

And, now, how can we work to decolonize not only the state, but these natural systems too, which can no longer be what they are because the Dutch built their colony as some water-management fantasy-park experiment in which we are all now condemned to live?

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Map of Batavia after Specx completion of the city wall. Source: Wiki Commons



















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(-) day: Rehearsal

Participants: Alif Pradhana, Ara, Riyaka Indriani, Daniel Baret Simajuntak, Ghassani Sabrina, Drupadi Nurnovitri, Sigit Ezra, Fitri Rizky Amellia, Sandra, Rangga, Nashir, Muhammad Farhan Suryo Hari Putro, Muhammad Satria Arjuna, Rifqi Akbar, Christophourus Juan, Nashirudin Affandy, Tiara Aulianingtyas, Bernardeth Alexandra, Rangga Dananditya.

Alif

 

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The Earth Trembles – [Ed. 2] _ Jakarta

The Earth Trembles _ [Ed. 2] in Jakarta.

20/7 – 10/8/2017:  Ok. Video – Indonesia Arts Media Festival.

23/7/17 – 7pm: First event, Gudang Sirinah Ecosistem

6/8/17 – 7pm: Second event, Gudang Sirinah Ecosistem, A4

Participants: Alif Pradhana, Ara, Riyaka Indriani, Daniel Baret Simajuntak, Ghassani Sabrina, Drupadi Nurnovitri, Sigit Ezra, Fitri Rizky Amellia, Sandra, Rangga, Nashir, Muhammad Farhan Suryo Hari Putro, Muhammad Satria Arjuna, Rifqi Akbar, Christophourus Juan, Nashirudin Affandy, Tiara Aulianingtyas, Bernardeth Alexandra, Rangga Dananditya.

Sound design: Michal Cáb

Assistent: Maura Christina Mak

Support: Tranzit.cz  & Ok. Video

Special thanks to: Renan Laru-An

Firs two version of the text The Earth Trembles were released in 2015 in Czech and English. In 2017 released new version in Bahasa.

Sungguh tidak terbayangkan! Tiba-tiba semua menjadi gelap gulita dan kami saling dorong-mendorong sambil berdoa semoga tidak ada benda berat yang jatuh menghantam menghancurkan kepala-kepala kami dan berharap semoga kami semua selamat. Satu menit kemudian… segalanya usai. Kami tahu sesuatu telah terjadi. Sesuatu yang menakutkan. Kabut tebal setinggi seratus meter membubung semenit kemudian. Masing-masing kami berusaha mencari tempat perlindungan yang paling aman. Saat itu gelap pekat sepenuhnya, jarak pandang nol dan kami saling berjejalan. Segalanya goyah, ada benda-benda yang berjatuhan dan ada yang beterbangan. Lalu usai.

Kami tidak yakin apa yang harus kami lakukan: entah harus pergi atau diam tidak beranjak.

Notes

Openness not in the sense of wide-open (fitting the docile politicians of survival economy) but devoured-open, lacerated, being torn to shreds, cracked and laid open, or to be precise, strategic engagement, communion, active communication, playing as an accompaniment and base-participation.

Things have gotten closer to the sun.
Shopenhaerian intensity
The thirst for annihilation
Wanted alone like a rhinoceros
Chaotic revelation
Corrupt timeline

 

Data solved itself

No masters –  no gods

This happened next

Unholy algorithm

Winter ist coming

Delirious inverse series

Hyperstitional politics

What then does desire cause?

Disaster for human race

Extradimensional influence

Interdimensional phenomena

Recurent neural network

Obtrusive inquiry in to the beyond

Temporal disorder

Net-centric warfare

Všude tam, kde je práce, je boj a represe surové kreativity, která se zda být totožná s umíráním.

Democracy dies in the darkness

Co se jeví jako lidstvo v histroii kapitalismu – je ve své podtatě invaze z budoucnosti do umělého inteligentního prostoru, který musí sestavit sebe sama výhradně ze zdrojů svého nepřítele.

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The Earth Trembles – [bahasa txt]

Firs two version of the text The Earth Trembles were released in 2015 in Czech and English. In 2017 released new version in Bahasa.

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Sungguh tidak terbayangkan! Tiba-tiba semua menjadi gelap gulita dan kami saling dorong-mendorong sambil berdoa semoga tidak ada benda berat yang jatuh menghantam menghancurkan kepala-kepala kami dan berharap semoga kami semua selamat. Satu menit kemudian… segalanya usai. Kami tahu sesuatu telah terjadi. Sesuatu yang menakutkan. Kabut tebal setinggi seratus meter membubung semenit kemudian. Masing-masing kami berusaha mencari tempat perlindungan yang paling aman. Saat itu gelap pekat sepenuhnya, jarak pandang nol dan kami saling berjejalan. Segalanya goyah, ada benda-benda yang berjatuhan dan ada yang beterbangan. Lalu usai.

Kami tidak yakin apa yang harus kami lakukan: entah harus pergi atau diam tidak beranjak.

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Sebuah bencana bukanlah sesuatu yang mengancam untuk terjadi dalam waktu dekat, atau, sebaliknya, sesuatu yang telah terjadi belum lama ini. Bencana adalah sesuatu yang sedang kita alami tepat saat ini.

Tidak ada ketentuan mengenai waktu yang tepat kapan kehancuran akan terjadi. Dunia tidak berakhir dengan sebuah ledakan besar. Bumi gemetar. Tidak ada yang tahu secara pasti apa yang menyebabkan bencana. Penyebabnya terdapat di suatu tempat jauh di masa lalu dan sama sekali terpisah dari saat ini. Malapetaka adalah sebuah mujizat negatif, sebuah kutukan, dan tak satu penebusanpun mampu membatalkannya. Sebuah bencana hanya bisa diperingan oleh intervensi dari sesuatu yang tak terduga, misalnya oleh peristiwa yang memicunya. Apapun yang dicoba tak akan masuk akal; hanya harapan yang tak masuk akal yang masuk akal.

Apakah sesungguhnya sebuah bencana? Mungkin rancangan bencana mesti dimengerti sebagai sebuah metafora atau sebagai sebuah pernyataan dari sebentuk lain kegelisahan. Berapa lama sebuah malapetaka ada tanpa sebuah penggerak baru? Apa yang akan terjadi jika tidak lagi ada seorangpun yang muncul membawa sesuatu yang mengejutkan?

Malapetaka menunjukkan bahwa akhir sudah datang, bahwa masa depan hanya bisa menawarkan pengulangan kepada kita, sebuah variasi dari satu hal yang sama. Apakah mungkin kita tidak lagi mengharapkan kejutan apapun lagi?

Konsekuansi dari kegelisahan adalah gejolak yang konstan. Di satu sisi, harapan bahwa cepat atau lambat sesuatu akan terjadi, di sisi lain, sebuah pandangan fatalistik bahwa tidak ada satu hal barupun yang dapat terjadi. Kita terombang-ambing dalam menunggu hal besar berikutnya. Sudah berapa lama sejak hal semacam itu terjadi, dan seberapa besarkah ia sebenarnya?

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The Earth Trembles – [video essay]

Video essay TET – (2015) demonstrating the pervasiveness of catastrophes as a specific type of permanent subconscious anxiety of all mankind. A series of question marks over human existence is based on a compelling commentary and visualisation by the OTCA Metapixel machine, which reveals to us the precise path to the extinction of all life on earth.

concept: Michal Cáb, Aleš Čermák
voice: Matěj Samec

The Earth Trembles – [english txt]

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It was unimaginable! Suddenly it was dark and we were pushing into each other and just praying that some heavy object wouldn’t crush our heads and we would survive.
A minute laterit was already over. We all knew that something had happened. It was terrifying. A hundred meter tall plume of crystalline ice for about a minute afterwards. Each of us tried to find the safest place possible. It was completely dark, the visibility was zero and we huddled next to each other. Everything was unstable, some things were falling and other things were rising. It was over.

We weren’t sure what to do: whether to leave or stay put.

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A disaster is not something that threatens to happen in the near future, or, on the contrary, something that has happened earlier. Rather it is something we experience right now. There is no specific moment of destruction. The world does not end with a big bang. The earth trembles. No one knows exactly what caused the disaster. Its cause lies somewhere in the distant past and is totally separate from the present. The catastrophe is a negative miracle, a curse, which no penance can undo. A disaster can only be alleviated by the intervention of something unpredictable, such as the event that triggered it. It makes no sense to try anything; only senseless hope makes sense.

What actually is a disaster? Maybe its design must be grasped as a metaphor or as an expression of some other kind of anxiety. How long can catastrophe exist without new stimuli? What happens if nobody comes up with anything surprising anymore?

A catastrophe suggests that the end has come, that the future can offer us only a repetition, a variation of one and the same thing. It is possible that we can no longer expect any surprises?

A consequence of anxiety is constant fluctuation. On the one hand the hope that sooner or later something has to happen, on the other the fatalistic view that nothing new can happen. We oscillate between waiting for the next big thing. How long has it been since something like that happened and how big was it actually?

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1. What, then, does desire cause?

2. A foreign desire, and therefore it seems that the tears are not his or hers, or not only his or hers.

1. It belongs above everything!

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The Earth Trembles – [Ed. 1]

The Earth Trembles – [Ed. 1]

21/6/2015

PQ 2015, Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space.

Experimental Space NoD, Prague.


Participants: Jana Kozubková, Ivana Uhlířová, Jakub Gottwald, Matěj Samec, Jaroslava Krpálková, Josef Fojt, Martin Vošmík
Author, directing: Aleš Čermák

Music: Michal Cáb, Petr Skala
Acknowledgements: NoD, Vojtěch Staněk, Jakub Kovařík
Support: Mariana Serranová

Foto: Peter Fabo

Představení podpořila Nadace Život umělce, The performance is supported by the Foundation Život umělce

© Aleš Čermák

 

 

The Earth Trembles – [czech txt]

Země se chvěje

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Bylo to nepředstavitelné! Najednou byla tma a my jsme se tlačili jeden na druhého a jen se modlili, aby nám nějaký těžký předmět nerozdrtil hlavu, abychom zůstali naživu.

O minutu později,,, to už byla minulost. Všichni jsme věděli, že se něco stalo. Bylo to děsivé. Sto metrů vysoký oblak krystalického ledu asi minutu po. Každý jsme se snažili najít si co možná nejbezpečnější místo. Byla úplná tma, viditelnost nulová a my se choulili jeden ke druhému. Všechno bylo nestabilní, něco klesalo, něco naopak stoupalo. Bylo po všem. Nejsme si jistí, co máme dělat – jestli odejít, anebo zůstat.

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Katastrofa není něčím, co hrozí nastat v blízké budoucnosti, nebo co se naopak stalo už někdy dříve. Prožíváme ji spíše právě teď. Neexistuje žádný konkrétní moment zkázy. Svět nekončí velkým třeskem. Země se chvěje. Nikdo neví, co přesně pohromu způsobilo. Její příčina leží někde v daleké minulosti a je absolutně oddělená od přítomnosti. Katastrofa je negativní zázrak, kletba, kterou žádným pokáním nemůžeme odčinit. Katastrofu může zmírnit jen zásah něčeho nepředvídatelného, jako je třeba událost, která ji spustila. Nemá smysl se o něco pokoušet, jenom nesmyslná naděje dává smysl.

Co je katastrofa samotná? Je možné, že její motiv je nutné chápat jako metaforu nebo výraz nějakého jiného druhu úzkosti. Jak dlouho může katastrofa existovat bez nových podnětů? Co se stane, když už nikdo nepřijde s ničím překvapivým?

Katastrofa dává tušit, že konec už přišel, že budoucnost nám může nabídnout jen opakování, variaci jednoho a téhož. Je možné, že už nás nečekají žádná překvapení?

Úzkost má za následek neustálé kolísání. Na jedné straně naděje, že se dříve nebo později něco musí stát. Na straně druhé rezignovaný pohled, že se nic nového stejně stát nemůže. Oscilujeme mezi čekáním na budoucí velkou věc. Jak dlouho už tomu je, co se něco takového stalo a jak velké to vlastně bylo?

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