Jakarta is a city that doesnâ€™t let one breath. Cars, motorcycles, noise, chaos, mess, dirt, smells, poverty, wealth, luxury, markets, malls and more malls, people, pollution â€“ all mixed in a shaker. The Picnic Kit project is a result of photographer Sebastian Friedman observing and feeling the beat of the city. Completed during a residency program in 2006 in Ruangrupa, Jakarta, Indonesia, it is his attempt to break Jakartaâ€™s brand of absurd logic by focusing on what people might do in their spare time â€“ namely, have picnics â€“ and those places in that urban jungle they might choose for their leisure.
Sebastian Friedman lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Artistâ€™s website: www.sebastianfriedman.com