Edi Danartono is an artist and designer based in Berlin. He holds a MA in graphic and exhibition design from the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf and is Meisterschüler in fine arts of Tobias Rehberger, graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts – Städelschule Frankfurt / Main in 2019.
The audio map “biography of kecak” is an attempt to decrease this discrepancy between the singularity of archival knowledge and the multiplicity of individual realiities – using the sonic as its material.
In search of a polyphony that speaks to the ecologies, nightmares, poisons and antidotes that come to assemble an Archive for the Eleventh Hour.
This text examines how sound can be archived on an object like a wax cylinder and how this way of archiving the intangible differs fundamentally from the approach of oral cultures, using Safi Faye’s film Fad’jal as an example.