Elders from Elsewhere
(2020 - current)
The motherland is a dream.
Mountainous, hidden in fog with grumbling sulfur bubbling up from her hot springs.
Proces-based art project.
Artistic research to regenerate a lost narrative. About landscapes, identity and intergenerationality.
Juxtaposing historic missionary travel accounts with autobiographic documentary footage. Exploring a myth of origin through essayistic installations, audio and video.
The following video portret was made by Roel van Tour, interview Maarten Westerveen, concept by Koehorst in 't Veld for Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie during early stages of my research:
War and colonial conflicts have left big holes in many Indonesian family histories, silencing the social memory. In order to understand my own identity and to come to true authenticity as a maker I want to go further back than these conflicts. All the way back. To the soil that feeds the plants. The dark sand. The volcano. Back to the natural landscape of my ancestral tribe.
I am experimenting with different kinds of process-based presentation methods that can develop and evolve over time. Starting from a fragmented mind, embracing complexity and the non-linear/rhizomatic workings of the brain, unraveling slowly into a story.
1 November 2022 KF Hein Fonds
20 October 2021 Stimuleringsfonds at Dutch Design Week
Blog #1 - Vertrekpunt
Blog #2 - De jonge Walian
Blog #3 - Er zit een kracht in de berg
(all published at K.F. Hein Fonds)
Ik Kies Mijn Kleur
at A0 expo | April 2020 Daalsetunnel, Utrecht
at KunstKoers De Nijverheid | Mei - sep 2021, Utrecht
Ergens Anders / Somehow Different
at Cineart x NNF | okt 2021, Utrecht
and at Atelierroute Utrecht | okt 2021, Utrecht
and at Kunsthal Kloof | nov 2021, Utrecht
at Exhibition Research Lab | may 2022, ACPA Den Hague
Een fragment uit onze toko 01
& Een fragment uit onze toko 02
as part of To Belong group exhibition at Troef | aug 2023
Toko Waar Is Thuis
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