Instalasi Buku dari Batu sebagai Representasi Reinkarnasi Ilmu dalam Pengkaryaan Tiga Dimensi Seni Patung Kontemporer

Gabriel Aries Setiadi, A. Rikrik Kusmara, Tisna Sanjaya


Book Installation from Stone as a Scientific Reincarnation Representation in a Contemporary Three-dimensional Art Sculpture

The invention of script, more than 5000 years ago, brought enlightenment to human civilization. Script enabled the transfer of ideas, experiences and wisdom to the next generation. The book is an arrangement of writings embodying ideas and experiences, containing words that convey meanings. The book as a physical object consists of the cover and the book block, i.e. a voluminous stack of paper sheets. The book’s title and the author’s name are printed on the cover and on the side of book. At first, script was enscribed on rocks or pieces of clay, but as time went by and needs changed, the rocks and clay were replaced by separate sheets of leather, leaves and wood. After some time, leather, wood and leaves were no longer used and paper became the mainstream medium. During its evolution, the appearance of the book has changed, but it has always essentially remained a medium for writing and reading. Books will always play the same role in human existence, i.e. as a knowledge transfer medium, either in the form of scientific publications, novels, fairy tales or holy scriptures. Through the influence of books, civilization has changed significantly. Many books have changed people’s way of thinking, many people have been influenced by a good book, and many changes have occurred because of one single writing. Through all the physical changes of the book, from the very beginning until now, things have been written about feelings, ideas, and experiences. Through all this time, also a physical and psychological interaction between humans and the book was created. Human individuals have a large influence on the life cycle of knowledge, based on their desires and ideas. Passion and imagination are important triggers of change in cultures and civilizations. This artwork is a way of creating a physical interaction with the book by giving it a different visual appearance, that is by fossilizing the book.

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