The Secret Agents will be involved in Go Ahead Challenge Artwarding Night 2015, Saturday, August 22, at Gudang Sarinah, Jl. Pancoran Timur II/4, Jakarta.
Teamed up by their obvious conformity in the world of visual arts, in 2005 Indra Ameng and Keke Tumbuan decided to form their artistic alter-ego called “The Secret Agents” to fulfill their desire in photography-based installation/interactive works, which often intersperse ‘places’ and ‘memories’ as their ultimate signature in most of the works they had. Later on, their collaborative works has been exhibited in numerous respected art events in Indonesia, which one of them was The Jakarta Biennale that was successfully held in 2009.
Three years later after they compounded for the first time, The Secret Agents continued their collaboration by exploring their other artistic side, which was music. Started from their desires in seeing new bands but at the same time facing difficulties in digging out for new bands that appealing in the hearts, they finally decided to do something wholesome for the scene. Took place at the legendary The Jaya Pub, one of the oldest music pub in town that has already known as their reputation in maintaining live music performances since 1975, they finally started a monthly showcase called “SUPERBAD!” in 2008.
Since the birth of SUPERBAD!, The Secret Agents has been successfully utilized this event as their platform to promote tons of stunning independent local musicians; ranging from the newly formed musicians, to those already established in the scene. And this is not the end. These past few years, The Secret Agents also started to spread their wings further in the local music scene by also getting involved in a larger music festival called Go Ahead Challenge Artwarding Night.
Words: Risyad Tabattala