Natasha Tontey

Manifesto Of Tactile And Fanciful Tactics On How To Build A Speculative Future (2019) Documentation By ARTJOG MMXIX


Natasha Tontey is an artist and graphic designer based in Yogyakarta and Jakarta, Indonesia. Interested in exploring the concept of fiction as a method of speculative thinking. This investigation brings forward the fictional account of the history and myth surrounding ‘manufactured fear’ and how it determines expectations for the future. Through artistic practice, she investigates the idea of how fear, horror, and terror could be manifested in order to control the public.

Her works have been shown internationally at Next Wave Festival 2016, Australia; Koganecho Bazaar 2015, Japan; Jejak-旅 Tabi Exchange, Indonesian Dance Festival 2018; Instrument Builder Project: Circulating Echo at Kyoto Art Centre; and Other Futures: Multispecies Experiment 2019 in Amsterdam. Solo exhibition Almanak was held in 2018 at Cemeti Institute for Art and Society, Indonesia. In addition, as an online project, current artistic research on speculative future can be accessed here


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