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Elders from Elsewhere (current)

The motherland is a dream.
Mountainous, hidden in fog with grumbling sulfur bubbling up from her hot springs.

 

 

Proces-based art project.

 

Supported by:

Stimuleringsfonds voor de Creatieve Industrie and

K.F. Hein Fonds

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.

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BACKGROUND

 

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.

 

PRESENTATION FORMS

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.

Artist Talks:

1 November 2022 KF Hein Fonds

20 October 2021 Stimuleringsfonds at Dutch Design Week

Published writings':

Blog #1 - Vertrekpunt

Blog #2 - De jonge Walian

Blog #3 - Er zit een kracht in de berg

(all published at K.F. Hein Fonds)

Exhibitions (physical):

Ik Kies Mijn Kleur

at A0 expo | April 2020 Daalsetunnel, Utrecht

Elders

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

 

Milking It

at Exhibition Research Lab | may 2022, ACPA Den Hague

 

Het landschap van een voorouderlijke stam

Kunstkraak Rapenburg | dec 2022, Leiden

 

INSTAGRAM

 

Keep track of this project's current developments via instagram:

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