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welcome Lashita, Caroline

I understand all the Indonesian artists have met with Sudjud to discuss the project, what are your thoughts on the project concept, have you decided what work you will create? can you tell us something of your individual position regarding the project concept?

steve

native gecko

leaf tail native gekko

leaf tail native gekko

Saya sudah memikirkan Darwin yang mana dan jogjakarta mempunyai di common Kami kedua mempunyai gekko ‘s Yang berwarna yang merah jambu gekkos dari Indonesia sudah berakhir di Australia, kami melihat mereka terus di Darwin tetapi gekko ‘s asli ke Australia adalah biasanya sedikit lebih tidak tak nyata Ive berhasil mengambil foto beberapa lately, Heres sesuatu di rumah teman saya di Tuntable Creek, New South Wales Utara Saya mencintai mereka sama sekali

 

i have been thinking about what darwin and jogjakarta have in common…

we both have gekko’s ; )

-> the pink coloured gekkos from indonesia have ended up in australia, we see them all the time in Darwin but gekko’s native to australia are usually a bit less obvious

ive managed to take photos of some lately -> heres one at my friend house in Tuntable Creek, Northern New South Wales

i love them all

jenny fraser

a dukun and me

Selamat Siang!

I’ve been thinking about this idea for sometime, but was waiting until some dialogue started on the blog… now I’ve been thinking I should just start ;P

As a child I dabbled in the world of séances frequently, but as I have grown older and more of my family have died, I’ve been a little reluctant to revisit the world of spirits. Recently however my artwork has begun focusing on death, often with my own family – particularly my younger sister, uncle, father and mother. I’m not sure if I want to head in this direction with my artwork, but the feeling that I should is quite intense. Since my mother died two years ago, my father particularly is a very strong presence in my waking and sleeping states.

I’d like to have a performative element to my work for immemorial, and have been doing research into the role of dukuns in Java. I understand that a dukun can a variety of roles, what I am looking for is a ‘soothsay’ experience – that is, the consultation of dead relatives on my behalf.

What I would like to know from the Indonesian artists is – would it be appropriate for a female westerner to call on a dukun? I don’t want to be cultural insensitive in anyway. And if it is ok for me to do this, do you, or anyone you know, have access to a dukun in Yogya? I also would like to know if a dukun would be ok with being part of a wider ‘art’ context.

Any thoughts on this idea would be much appreciated.

Cheers, Hayley

hi to all the indonesian artists

we are waiting eagerly for you to join the blog to meet you, start discussion and plan our trip.
steve