Video Vortex #7 Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 21 July 2011 Presenters: Aminuddin TH Siregar (ITB) and Thomas J. Berghuis (University of Sydney). Moderator: Andreas Treske (Yasar University) What are the best terms or theories for understanding video’s aesthetics in Indonesia? What vocabularies we might use for a critical discussion of video aesthetic in Indonesia? In the session, Aminuddin TH Siregar proposes some questions on the ontology of video arts in an Indonesian context. Video art has become very popular in Indonesian contemporary art, and has now been approached by the market. However the lacks of productive conversations leave us with some aesthetic problems. In the second presentation, Thomas tries to dig into the aesthetics enabled by video. Drawing the notion of video as an archive and video as an intervention of public space, Thomas Berghuis suggests that video artists will be able to create new space and new dimension.