Mudik karena takut air, 2013-2014

with Eko Bambang Wisnu

Mudik karena takut air 2013-2014 (detail) mixed media installation dimensions variable

Mudik karena takut air 2013-2014 (detail)
mixed media installation
dimensions variable

Mudik karena takut air was developed as a reworking of the Nge-Kost project with Eko Bambang Wisnu, an Indonesian artist based in Bandung. Both installations were responses to our experiences living in dormitory-style accommodation while studying in Yogyakarta, Indonesia (I was there 2010-2013). Mudik karena takut air can be translated into English as Returning home, afraid of water. This ‘returning home’ (mudik) refers to the journey one makes back to their hometown, usually for a reunion with ones family: for an important event such as Lebaran (the celebration at the end of Ramadhan), a family member’s wedding or a funeral. In preparation, cardboard boxes are filled with possessions or food and souvenirs (oleh-oleh) and these items are secured using raffia for easier travel on one’s journey home.

In the exhibition AIR, with Bridie Gillman and Eko Bambang Wisnu
2 – 13 April 2014
107projects, Redfern, Sydney, Australia

Eko Bambang Wisnu and Ida Lawrence - Mudik karena takut air 2013,2014, detail 8

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Eko Bambang Wisnu and Ida Lawrence - Mudik karena takut air 2013,2014, detail 5

Eko Bambang Wisnu and Ida Lawrence - Mudik karena takut air 2013,2014, detail 17

Eko Bambang Wisnu and Ida Lawrence - Mudik karena takut air 2013,2014, detail 21

Eko Bambang Wisnu and Ida Lawrence - Mudik karena takut air 2013,2014, detail 20

Eko Bambang Wisnu and Ida Lawrence - Mudik karena takut air 2013,2014, detail 15

Photo documentation: Bridie Gillman and Ida Lawrence

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