Kristi Monfries is an Australian/Indonesian curator, arts manager and producer with a specific interest in cross-disciplinary artistic practice. She has been working from Indonesia since 2009 and is based in Yogyakarta.
The Instrument Builders Project was a collaborative initiative that ran from 2010-2014 and involved Australian and Indonesian artists from a diversity of practices and backgrounds. Program co-curator Kristi Monfries reflects on the role of collaboration and experimentation in the artistic process.
Kuda Lumping is a Javanese trance dance that will be performed for the first time in Australia on 7 August. Indonesian producer Kristie Monfries explains the tradition and reflects on some of the challenges of bringing the ritual to a western performance space.