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MELATI SURYODARMO 麦拉蒂·苏若道默
b. 1969, works and lives in Surakarta, Indonesia

MELATI SURYODARMO 麦拉蒂·苏若道默
2016
Single-channel video
14 minutes 45 seconds
Edition of 5 + 2AP
MS_7926

“Transaction of Hollows” is a durational performance where the visceral and aural takes centre stage. Wielding a Javanese bow, Suryodarmo shoots hundreds of arrows in a custom-built room that the audience also inhabits. The arrows whizzes through the air and pierces the walls, producing a loud hollow sound on impact. Through this performance, she meditates on the direction of our lost society.

To aim at something can be both literal and metaphorical. An archer aims at the bull’s eye and people aim to attain certain goals or achievements. The path of the arrow also matters. The world is full of distractions and impurity that sway the direction of the arrow. Javanese archery teaches that the process is as, or more, important than the target. In society’s search for bigger, better and more, as it aims for a certain utopia that cannot realistically be achieved. Suryodarmo proposes a more direct relationship with the world around us. Dealing with the process, perhaps of life itself, is more important as the utopia can only be hollow.

Detail pictures:

Related Exhibitions:
Cache: From B to Z ShanghART, Shanghai 04.12, 2020 -08.30, 2020
Melati Suryodarmo: Transaction of Hollows ShanghART Singapore, Singapore 01.25, 2018 -01.26, 2018
Melati Suryodarmo: TIMORIBUS ShanghART Singapore, Singapore 01.25, 2018 -04.04, 2018


Related Texts:
Melati Suryodarmo: Timoribus at Shanghart, Singapore , Adeline Chia TEXT 2018-01-25


Related Works:
MS_4448
Transaction of Hollows
MS_4406
Transaction of Hollows
MS_4347
Transaction of Hollows
MS_6817
Transaction of Hollows
MS_7805
Transaction of Hollows
MS_0428
Transaction of Hollows

Releated Press:
  • Melati Suryodarmo: Transaction of Hollows

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