Borrowing the title and the story from the biblical big flood myth, I Only Want Two of Every Kind is a social commentary work in respond to the immigration quota dilemma.
As a social commentary, the work strives to depart far away as being such a critique work toward the policy per se. This is an important notion, since the artist makes no presumption and conclusion whatsoever with regards to the impact of the policy, rather than exploring the dilemma itself. To that end, the dilemma is expressed visually through the power struggle between two sides as the basic concept. And then, the concept is executed by focusing, interpreting, and mimicking in the periphery of one event during the great flood story – the event when one or some kind are struggling trying to jump on to the ark.
The artist thinks that the event bears similar profound momentum. The artist would like to place the audience as a witness of the event and would like to provoke audience’s sense of decision: placing audience as the decision maker. Finally, immigration quota bears a lot of dilemma. And the common reason of illegal people who wants to enter to one (Western) country as their destination is that usually they are the victims of persecution. They see the (Western) country as countries where democracy, respect for human rights and the rule of law prevail. This is such a reasonable argument, but again, the work tries to put this argument right after, instead of stand on it.
The I Only Want Two of Every Kind production shooting is done entirely in Manis Renggo Village, Klaten, Indonesia and involving several local artist and community. Writer, Director, Media Artist: Bambang N Karim Performer, Choreographer: Agung Gunawan Performer: Kriswanto, Devorenal Junior Videographer: Haniff Assegaff Bambang N Karim would like to thank to Ibu Muryanti, Ulfah Hanum, and the people of Manis Renggo village for the support.