Novali’s creative practice is highly structured and pragmatic. His interest in mathematics and physics translates into conception of complex ideas about politics and identities in neatly arranged geometric aesthetics. Novali’s works often evoke a sense of critique that is objective, sterile and unattached.
In When I Google Ahok, he touches upon various facets of the internet-influenced realities in which we live in. How its speed, selection and the flow of information affect our perception. The internet as a central source of information maintain our autonomous thought agency into a bubble of algorithm that often result in an illusion of freethinking and unobstructed exchange of ideas.
When I Google Ahok
6 panels @200 x 300 x 5 cm with integrated light.
Ink, paint, plexiglass, plastic, steel frame, electrical device, wood, LED, multiboard
BIENNALE JOGJA XIV
Indonesia Meets Brazil
2 November – 10 December 2017
Jogja National Museum