Featured Artist 1: Jessica Tanto
Title: How to Hide Yourself Using Your Body
Artwork Description: In this performance, the artist explores the different ways to hide their identity using nothing else but their body. The performance starts by sharing 9 different poses that an individual can do to hide their identity. It is followed by a practice session where the audience is invited to follow the movements displayed on the screen, just like following an online exercise video.
Special thanks to my mom, brother, and Shaked Gozlan for helping me navigate the production of the film.
Jessica Tanto is an artist and art programmer born in Jakarta and currently studying in Melbourne. Her artwork often responds to overlooked social norms and beliefs in a community. Jessica combines her knowledge as an art programmer and artist to create community-based art projects and participatory works. Her artworks were recently included in Nandur Srawung #8 (2021), Manifesto: Pandemic (2021), and Knox Immerse (2021). In 2021, Jessica received the Prince Claus Seed Awards for her works advocating racial justice, free expression, and civil society. She is currently focusing on building Comfort Object Project and managing her South-East Asian collective, Our Virtual Studio.