Jogja was full of excitement and danger, and one night Siying took the full brunt. On the way to the opening, happily meandering down Jalan Suryodiningratan with our becak driver, a motorbike decided to overtake coming the other way. unfortunately he was going a little fast, and didn’t make it back in time, and so hit the side of our becak. Siying’s arm was caught in the crossfire and the motorbike driver crashed and rolled. Good on you Siying, saving Hayley and the unborn… disaster 3 diverted.
Since arriving in Yogya we’ve been busy busy installing and eating. The iCAN and Roommate crews have been amazing. While in Bali we were a tad confused about just how things would happen, but since we’ve been here, face to face, the industrious and resourceful arts workers of Yogya have really made our week fantastic! One massive difference culturally is that the Indo mob stay up working to 4am, when granted it is cooler. But then they’re up again as early as 10am the next day. Incredible.
We spent a lovely two days in breezy Seminyak, Bali and on the last night headed down to Jimbaran for some seafood on the beach. After being serenaded by the band playing Dire Straits, our intrepid art critic Ashley decided to take a piss in the ocean. Instead of coming straight back to the table, he took a stroll on the beach. Two hours later we were looking at his thongs and ciggies, and quite frankly freaking out. Searches by us and waiters proved fruitless, we decided to go back to the hotel without him. To cut a long story short, Steve received a call at 3am saying he had been found in Kuta. Ashley remembers walking on the beach, then hours later waking up in a police station. His phone, which unfortunately was back at the hotel, had mysterious calls from +62 11111111111 and there is scar tissue on the back of his neck. The main thing is, he is alive and well, and we have all arrived in Yogyakarta, a bit shaken up, but also alive and well.
“Shot” at the Gold Coast in May 2009 especially for my artwork in the ‘immemorial’ exhibition ^.
Title: ‘Cowboy Indians’
“Whoever the last true cowboy in America turns out to be, he’s likely to be an Indian.”
-a quote by William Least Heat-Moon, (originally William Trogdon)
“Ditembak” di Gold Coast Mei 2009 terutama untuk karya seni di ‘purbakala’ pameran ^.
Judul: ‘Koboi India’
“Siapa pun koboi sejati terakhir di Amerika ternyata, dia cenderung menjadi seorang Indian.”
-sebuah kutipan oleh William Least Heat-Moon, (awalnya William Trogdon)