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by Riar Rizaldi

May 5th, 1923. The Dutch East Indies government celebrated the opening of a new radio station in West Java. It was called Radio Malabar. In March 2020, the local Indonesian government plans to reactivate the station as a historical site and tourist attraction. Written based on the forgotten texts by a prominent pseudo-anthropologist Drs. Munarwan, this book imagines what would have happened in between: the vital role of mountain in history; colonial ruins as an apparatus for geoengineering technology; and the invisible power of indigenous ancestral.

Riar Rizaldi works as an artist and filmmaker. His main focus is on the relationship between capital and technology, extractivism, and theoretical fiction. His works have been shown at Locarno Film Festival, BFI Southbank London, International Film Festival Rotterdam, NTT InterCommunication Center Tokyo, Centre Pompidou Paris, Times Museum Guangzhou, and National Gallery of Indonesia amongst others.

Mei 1923, pemerintah kolonial Hindia Belanda merayakan pembukaan stasiun radio baru di Jawa Barat bernama Radio Malabar. Maret 2020, pemerintah daerah berencana mengaktivasi stasiun tersebut sebagai situs sejarah untuk daya tarik turisme. Dituliskan berbasis pada teks-teks terlupakan karya seorang pseudo-antropolog Drs. Munarwan, buku ini mengimajinasikan apa yang terjadi diantara itu semua: dari mulai spekulasi puing-puing kolonial sebagai teknologi rekayasa kebumian sampai peran vital dari gunung dalam sejarah teknologi di Indonesia.

Riar Rizaldi bekerja sebagai seniman dan pembuat film. Fokus kekaryaannya mencakup hubungan antara kapital dan teknologi, ekstraktivisme, materialitas, dan fiksi teoritis. Karya-karyanya telah dipresentasikan di Locarno Film Festival, Cenre Pompidou Paris, BFI Southbank London, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Times Museum Guangdong, Asian Film Archive Singapore, NTT InterCommunication Center Tokyo, dan Galeri Nasional Indonesia di antara lainnya.




The Banda Journal is nominated for the 2021 Lucie Foundation Photobook Prize for independent category. Congratulations to all nominees and winners!

The Lucie Foundation is dedicated to celebrating all forms of photography, in print and online and is pleased to introduce the Lucie Photo Book Prize. This program is a juried competition open to a diversity of book submissions- from traditionally published to prototypes, hand-made books to zines.  The awards are presented to photographers, editors, curators or publishers.




The Banda Journal book had won the Aperture Foundation–Paris Photo Photobook Awards 2021–for Photobook of the year category. Final juror Daniel Blaufuks noted that, “The Banda Journal is very well-designed; very engaging—a book in which text and image are expertly intertwined, inviting return viewing and reading—and that offers us new perspectives from a region we don’t often have the opportunity to hear from artistically.”

Congratulations to the most humble and super talented photographer we’ve ever met; Muhammad Fadli and writer Fatris MF–and the amazing team; Laras Koesoemo, Yoppie Pieter, Nina Hidayat, Astri Apriyani, Cristian Rahadiansyah, James Louie, Eka Nickmatulhuda, Rose Hodge and Atikah Azata Amani.





"The Banda Journal / Jurnal Banda"
By Muhammad Fadli
Written by Fatris MF
ISBN 9781735452104

"Fantaisie Érotique Vol. 1" (Edition of 200)
By Jordan Marzuki
Edited by Dinda Nancy
ISBN 9781735452111

"War, Astronaut, Death, Violence, Floating Mountain and Roman Soldiers"
By Jordan Marzuki
Edited by Clarissa Virginia
IDR 390.000 / USD 35 / EUR 29
ISBN 9781735452166


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