Julian 'Togar' Abraham

Indonesia

Julian ‘Togar’ Abraham (b. 1987, Indonesia) is an artist, musician and pseudo scientist. Words like generative, manipulating, dematerialisation are often used to identify his work. Connecting one thing to another, expressed in complex algorithms, have enabled his experiences in how art, the environment, science and technology relate to one another to provide new tools to educate and engage both the artist and the society.

For him, all things are connected: from atom level to larger societal structures. Abraham is fascinated by the fact that that even small interventions can change something to form new, sustainable support systems. His practice is derived from rhythms and systems. It depends on the context how he engages with those systems, from preserving to initiating, intervening, supporting, negotiating, hacking, questioning, etc.

As an artist, Abraham always considers how he can function within his surrounding realities. The question is always: How can he put that luxury to use? The broader question is how to best engage with systems? He would like to be able to look at things up close and from afar, from the personal and micro politics to the universal language of art.