“Monisme” is an experimental nonfiction portrait of the ecosystem of human-nature relationship in Mount Merapi in Java, one of the most active stratovolcano in the earth. Formed between factual and fictional, future and past, material and incorporeal, scientific and magic, the film reflects the intermingled relationships between people in Mount Merapi and trips to the place where actuality is intertwined with myth and legend.
Riar Rizaldi works as an artist and filmmaker. His main focus is on the relationship between capital and technology, labour and nature, extractivism, and theoretical fiction. His works have been shown at the Locarno Film Festival, BFI Southbank London, Cinéma du Réel at Centre Pompidou Paris, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, NTT InterCommunication Center Tokyo, Auditorium du Louvre Paris, Times Museum Guangzhou, and the National Gallery of Indonesia, among others.
B.M. Anggana, personally known as Eng/Ang, is an Indonesian theatre/film producer based in Yogyakarta. He is the founder, director, playwright and program director of Komunitas Sakatoya, an art collective organization working on art management and theatre production focusing on ecological issues. He currently produces a full length performance film by artist Natasha Tontey “The Order of Autophagia”.