an ongoing URBAN poem

Photography: Roy Voragen

The photo exhibition “an ongoing URBAN poem” by Roy Voragen will be opened on Friday, November 9, 2007 at 7pm. The exhibition goes to November 24, 2007. This exhibition is a join programme between Rumah Seni Yaitu and Widya Mitra Foundation. The Ambassador of the Netherlands, His Excellency Dr Nikolaos van Dam scheduled to officiate it.

After the opening ceremony there is an artist’s talk. Triyono Lukmantoro, a lecturer at Diponegoro University, will deliver his observation on Roy’s photos.

Accompanying his exhibition Roy Voragen will give a street photography workshop for public free of charge. The workshop runs from November 6 to 9 at 9am.
Roy Voragen � born in Heerlen, the Netherlands � took part in an artist-in-residence programme at Rumah Seni Yaitu Semarang for five weeks from June 25th to July 29th, 2007. This programme was fully supported by Widya Mitra Foundation Semarang.

During his residency Roy captured the city and its daily life. He explored the city�s insight and its problems. As a street photographer he paid attention on urbanity subject matter.

As long as he walked through the city�s streets he often lost his sense of direction. But he enjoyed it anyway. �In these in between moments of losing sense of direction I can make photos that give me sense to the city,� he said.

Roy�s photos show us some aspects. Those photos are documentary city�s life in a particular time. Through his photos he learns how to understand Indonesian culture and those also as a method of introducing who he is.

Roy Voragen lives in Indonesia since 2003. He teaches philosophy in Parahyangan Catholic University Bandung. His essays were published in some national newspapers and journals.

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