“Kendaraan Langit is inspired by the Paksi Naga Liman Golden Train, a golden chariot belonging to the Kanoman Palace in Cirebon which is widely used by kings in attending great ceremonies. The train design was then merged with the shape of a cloud represented by the Megamendung shape which also came from Cirebon,” -Joko Avianto.
With dimensions of 6 meters (Length) x 2 meters (Width) x 3 meters (Height), Kendaraan Langit can accommodate up to four adults with a total load of 250 kilograms. In this installation, you can see a curved line that flows regularly from the deepest part with a small size then widens to the outside with an enlarged curve. These lines carry their own moral message, they try to convey that human life is always dynamic. After starting to develop, then grow out to find identity by learning and living life both from the social side and religious concepts.
Joko Dwi Avianto was born in Cimahi, West Java, in 1976. He was graduated from Faculty of Art and Design (FSRD) of The Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in 1996 before continuing his studies at the Master Program in the same college. Now he teaches sculpture at the Indonesian Arts College (ISBI) Bandung.
Collaborating with Viro through Kendaraan Langit installation, which uses eco faux materials, Joko Avianto participated in an activity titled Local Enchantment Festival organized by Adira Finance at Plaza Tenggara Senayan Gelora Bung Karno (GBK), South Jakarta on November 16, 2019.