Ephemeral Space: Alun-Alun 1930

 

Durational installation artwork,

Unfired clay in the acrylic water table

1200x100x5 cm; base height 90 cm

2014

 

 

This work departs from the problem of degradation of value in the city; Urban Decay. The city of Bandung is experiencing the anomalies, the image of city detached from historical landscape.. The decay reflected on the  condition of the city center called ‘Alun-alun’. Alun-alun is a typical vernacular form of Indonesian’s city square, in which became a representation of power.

In current time, Alun-alun, as a landmark of the city,  are no longer has meaning. It is transformed with no historical references, as a byproduct of capital land use.

 

In this work, the face of Alun-alun Bandung in 1930, has brought back, restor in scale of miniature.  However, during the time of exhibiton, this miniature has been dissolve slowly, by water. Water seen as a hidden force, immerse into the value of the object (building, places). This installation try to represent the performative aspect of time, toward a shifting of place-makin.  The water gradually dissolved the building, collapse slowly, as a satirical expression on the urban amnesia. 

Ephemeral us

 

Durational installation artwork

Unfired clay in stainless steel pond

240x120x10 cm

2015

 

These installations try to expand the sculpture into the landscape. Some clay figure placed on the reflective pond, which immerse with the environment surrounds. The clay figure will slowly decay, by the water underneath it. The figure represents our anonymity, insignificance of our existence over the universe. The process of decay, immersing into the whole reflections of our being toward truth and reality

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Ephemeral Body

 

Durational installation artwork and

Video documentation

Unfired clay in an acrylic vitrine

Acrylic vitrine: 100x30x30 cm; acrylic base height : 70 cm

2014

 

 The process of decomposition is a manifest of the lost of artist idealism toward the ego-existences. By destroying an artwork, a concept of nothingness is offered to celebrate the absent of the author. A concept of body deconstruction in the water also related to the idea of transience presence of human being over time, which fragile and toward death.

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Ephemeral Lover

 

Durational installation artwork and

Video documentation

Unfired clay in an acrylic vitrine

Acrylic vitrine : 150x46x30 cm; base height : 100 cm 

2014

 

This artwork focused on the theme of the absence of ideal love. Love hs become a symbol of immortality. Represent by the pose of lover intercourse, the decay of the woman sculpture, and the stillness of the man sculpture conveys a dialogue between a relation of woman-man in symbolic ways. The man always related to the material world while the woman is more spirituals. However, the setting of vitrine and water has a distorted effect which also always become a ‘setting’ to define a sensation of being in love.; longing for something immortals. Meanwhile, the changes and decomposition of emotion are also sometime un-avoidable towards time.