Badan Kajian Pertanahan
Also known as BKP, the Land Study Affairs Agency, is an artistic study laboratory as a product of collaboration between Bunga Siagian and Ismal Muntaha in Jatiwangi. Bunga Siagian is a curator and reviewer of films, while Ismal Muntaha is a social movement figure and an activist.
BKP underlines the speculative practical forms of the cultural landscape of the Jatiwangi area, a traditional tile industry area slowly morphing into a manufacturing industrial city, and land issues through research and artistic practice. BKP deliberately imitates the look of National Land Agency (BPN), which focuses merely on quantitative land data. BKP has collaborated with several local artists, researchers, and local communities, conducting various artistic research, archiving, establishing mini laboratories, and creating residency programs. Since mid-2010, BKP has used a formative and method approach, which is to imagine that it has the authority to criticize the power relations between state institutions and the idea of land ownership and the social landscape in society.