The short documentary covers part of the vibrant Bandung Punk Scene in 2023. Three bands,three full songs and some behind-the-scenes-material. It was the circumstances (screendance and curatorial) that took us to Indonesia. In addition, we allocated two half days to the Punk scene in Bandung. We had promised to provide some material from Indonesia to a documentary being made about Anti Cimex. For this we had two days. In addition to the material we collected for the Gothenburg-based director, we ended up with a material being more of a personal exploration of the punk scene, and decided to do a short documentary of our own. Our quest was
to search for the imprint of the Swedish punk group Anti Cimex in today's Indonesian punk scene from the point of view of Skånberg's performance persona. The project is made in cinéma-vérité tradition.
Language: English, Swedish, Indonesian
Subtitles: English or French
Preview file name: FTS.mp4
Codec: mp4 with aac sound
Formats: Available in requested format for screenings and festival
Keywords: archival activism, video essay, short documentary, punk, indonesia, sweden,fan film, intersectional
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About FAKK THE SISTEM:
History writing as we have known it, frequently generates stories to maintain society - this with its limitations that revolves on normalcy. Parts of society are left out, where some individuals are perceived as different and other. Hierarchies create a binary between the normal and the alternative. Both artists have in their practice worked with legacy and the
topic of audiovisual memory for the future. However, more so through an imprint of political contingencies, experiences and the energy of the selected group. Ami Skånberg reconnected with her personal relation to Anti Cimex, and her bass playing brother in the band for the first time in 2017, in The Laughter of Medusa: a two and a half-hour solo performance on stage, facilitating filmed, narrated and archival footage. Through
Skånberg's Screendance practice, she got in touch with The Bandung International Dance film Festival in 2013. Her films THE DANCE OF THE SUN and WALLFLOWER were screened there in 2013 and in 2017. Hallberg was on a curatorial mission in Indonesia May 2023. The couple decided to take the opportunity to trace the influence of Anti Cimex in Bandung. A
number of questions appeared. Who are the punks in Indonesia? What are they concerned about? Several issues such as mental health, deforestation and gender inequalities were discovered.
FAKK THE SISTEM is a stand alone 16 min documentary built on a personal exploration of the traces of Anti Cimex primarily in Bandung, hence contacts were generated with Punks visiting the city from Borneo, Jakarta and Sumatra. Hallberg and Skånberg are curious to continue the roadtrip into a full length documentary on the state of mind of resistance and
freedom fight in Indonesia. This put in perspective with the conditions of the Swedish government supported rehearsal spaces for young bands in the 1990s is something the artists reflect over. How is this linked to forming a youth that is engaged with the construction of present and future societal systems? FAKK THE SISTEM is not only a fan movie, or a legacy movie of Anti Cimex it is also a brief insight to what the Bandung punk scene looks like in 2023.
FAKK THE SISTEM WAS FILMED IN BANDUNG INDONESIA DURING TWO AFTERNOONS IN MAY 2023. ITS A SHORT DOCUMENTARY TRACING THE IMPACT OF ANTI CIMEX IN BANDUNG. FILMED DURING 2 HALF DAYS. THE EDITING WAS DONE DURING THE ART RESIDENCY WITH BKN, SWEDEN JULY 2023.
- WORLD CINEMATIC PREMIERE: "TOO DRUNK TO WATCH" Punkfilmfest Berlin has selected FAKK THE SISTEM. Screening in Berlin during the festival September 11-17 , 2023
- OFFICIAL JURY SELECTION: "ART FILM, SPIRIT AWARDS" Toronto Canada, July 2023
- IN EXHIBITION "BECOMING LANDSCAPE", DasEssZimmer, Bonn, Germany, August-September, 2023