Arya Sukapura Putra – E-ruqyah (Indonesia 2013, 2:08 mins.)

Ruqyah is an Islamic rite of banning negative energy caused by health problems. Today, the potential of the smartphone has also seeped into this religious ritual.

BIO: Arya Sukapura Putra lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. His creative works begin in 2006 by exploring on many mediums; two-dimensional, three-dimensional, objects, mixed media, installation, sculpture and video. His works have been exhibited and screened in various exhibitions in Europe, USA, Asia, Australia.

These include: ‘Marl Media Art Awards’ Museum of Sculpture Glaskasten (Germany), ‘Panorama’ Impakt Festival (Netherlands), ‘6th Screengrab International Media Arts Award’ (Australia), ‘Drawing Connections’ Siena Art Institute (Italy), ‘Death Matters’ Tropen Museum (Netherlands), ’25th Anniversary of International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA – Netherlands), ‘Open Doors Project’ Forum Eugenio de Almeida (Portugal), ‘Import/Export’ International Video and Media Arts (Finland), ‘Torrance Art Museum’ (USA), ‘EMAF – European Media Art Festival’ (Germany), ‘Les Rencontres Internationales’ video library: Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Germany), ‘Bang-Festival’ Contrast Gallery & La Casa Elizalde (Spain), ‘Vivid Ideas: Museum of Contemporary Art’ Sydney (Australia), ‘Center for Contemporary Art’ Ivano-Frankivsk (Ukraine), ‘Jia Pingwa Cultural Museum of Art’ (China).