Gravel in Our Shoes

Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

performance in collaboration with Rendra Bagus Pamungkas 

Which one lasts longer? Age or memories? How do humans ensure fidelity in their short age? Some people merely exchange promises, some make empty promises, and some others might quietly masturbate. Speaking of exchange, this practice apparently was around long-before human dependents on currency to connect to the ‘world’ – or, at least with others. Even in this capitalistic era, the practice of exchange remains an important lubricant in relations with ‘others’ – which may result in the promises to be faithful to each other; exchanging telephone numbers for example.

Lost and Found and Lost and What Department

SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

From Bandung to Berlin: If all of the moons aligned builds on the vocabularies of “political astronomy” by means of dis/connecting transnational narratives according to critical and geopolitical amplitudes during the Cold War. While revolving in the gravity of a multi­center world, From Bandung to Berlin: If all of the moons aligned pins down incongruent points of these alignments, complicating desires for solidarity and cohesion through artistic forms, processes and contemporary thought practices.

Centre for Tanah Runcuk Studies / Tropika Selekta: Echoes from Terra Incognita

Ark Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Timoteus Anggawan Kusno sees the body as the physical archive of memory; the body that experiences, the body that grows along with diverse historical events. The Centre for Tanah Runcuk Studies, that has been presented by Timoteus Anggawan several times, reveals the archives showing bodily nature and shape which is likely to refer to a ‘primeval’ element; such as viewing nudity as a natural thing. Within the imagination presented by the Centre for Tanah Runcuk Studies at this moment, Anggawan also dicloses a female body as an idea of myth and spirituality, as the centre of something out there. Furthermore, related to power, Anggawan sees how the symptoms of institutionalized ‘masculinity’ are in fact the extermination of a community and the expansion of territory.

Alia Swastika, Curator